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Honor Roll: Friends of CASA of Southern Connecticut

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to support our early work.  Every donation helps complement our grant funding and demonstrates an increasing base of support, while providing key unrestricted resources as our lean organization grows to recruit, train, and support additional volunteer court-appointed advocates to serve children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

The donations below supplement $170,000 in grants for 2019 and 2020, plus a $60-thousand mentoring grant for 2020-2022 and a $75,000 grant for 2021.  The federal grant funds distributed through National CASA/GAL are provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, as authorized under the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.  In 2020, National CASA/GAL was awarded nearly $10 million in federal grants.

$10,000 and up

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

MJ and Caral G. Lebworth Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation

$5000 to $10,000

Jonathan F. Fanton

Fritz Foley/McCance Foundation

Kappa Alpha Theta (Eta Xi Chapter, Quinnipiac University)

NewAlliance Foundation

Smith Richardson Foundation

$2500 to $5000

Jaime and Erika Smith

$1000 to $2500

Mark and Carrie Casey Family Fund

Connecticut CASA Association

Everette E. Dennis and Emily Tom Smith

John H. Finley IV

Joseph E. Gitchell and Elizabeth A. Mumford

Grant and Lara Gund Foundation

Deborah and Ira Katznelson

Quinnipiac University Panhellenic Council

$500 to $1000

Alexion Charitable Foundation

Rebecca M. Allen

Anonymous Donors

Robert Berman and Elizabeth Wilson

Irene Q. Brown

Richard D. Brown

Jason D. Glushon and Dr. Lindsey R. Glucksman (in honor of Miye Oni)

Stephen Oh

Miye Oni

Tara Perry

Sahar Usmani-Brown

$200 to $500

Kim Bohen and Douglas James

Maggie Cohn

Claire Criscuolo

Howard Garfinkel Foundation

Billie Gastic Rosado and Dominique Johnson

Matthew F. Jacobson

Marie and Theodore Jellinek

Kappa Alpha Theta (Epsilon Tau Chapter, Yale University)

Carolyn N. Kinder

Javid Muhammedali

Stephen Pitti

Edmund Polubinski

Laurie E. Ruderfer

T. Reginald Solomon

Aisha Usmani

Qamar Usmani

Jason Wood

Mary Woolsey

Miguel Zavala-Allen

$100 to $200

Makunda Abdul

Minnie Ames

Anonymous Donor

Abie L. Benítez

Nicholas Brown

Kim and Lawrence Buell

Brad Collins

Philip Dundas

Laura Farmer

Brian Ford

Holly Gordon

Joseph Gordon and Mark Bauer

Corinne Herlihy

Connie and Curtis Hill

Blondean Jones

Edward Joyner

Joan and Jerome Karter

Regina Keifer

Basak Kus

Frank Mascia

Diana Montgomery

Saraspadee Mootien

Ronald W. Perry

Indu Poonja

Sue and Radha Prasad

Soraya Shalforoosh

Dorinda Sizemore

Susan M. Swearer

Donna Violante

Elizabeth Whitney

Steven Wisensale

Up to $100

AmazonSmile (

Anonymous Donors

Paige Beard

Karen Bivens

Shelley Bradley-Zemelman

Preston Britner

Athena Brown

Daniel Brown

Deborah Brown

Isaac Brown

Josiah Brown

Mabel Brown

Rachel Kline Brown

Saul Brown

Leslie Carmin

Mary Beth Decker

Mindi Englart

Andrew Giering

LindyLee Gold

Brendan Hansen

Willa S. Hemingway

Jeanne Heyman

Suzannah Holsenbeck

Orlando Jackson Insurance Agency

Lisa Kent and Richard G. Kent

KeyBank Foundation

Anthony Kinder

Sabrina Kinder

Bonnie Landino

Bonnie Landino's grandchildren (Josh, Derek, Julia, Kyle)

Joseph Landino

Toni Ligon

Richard LoRicco

Michelle Maitland

Michael Mannion

Anne Marseille

Dan McIntyre

Jim Megargee

Arvid Nelson

Mae E. Nicholson

Brad Ray

Evelyn Robles-Rivas

Elizabeth Roth

Stephen Schlesinger

Donald and Nancy Swearer

Kyn Tolson

Tasneem Usmani

Valley Community Foundation

Diana Vesely

Whitt-Accounts, LLC

Tanya Wiedeking and Frank Griffel

Brian Wysolmerski

Andrew Zehner

Please consider adding your name to those above, by donating directly or in whatever other way you may prefer.  Whether via the website, check, or Donor Advised Funds (e.g., Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Vanguard Charitable, or Community Foundation) or United Way giving, there are various options.

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