Volunteer Appreciation Event a Success

Last night, approximately 60 CASA volunteers, staff, board members and community members attended CASA’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Held every year around Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 10-16), this annual event honors volunteers and community members who have shown their support to CASA for Children. Congratulations to this year’s honorees:

CASA Community Partner: Godfrey Funeral Homes



Godfrey Funeral Home Owners Val and Herb Godfrey are always looking for ways to support CASA for Children, whether through donations, time or word of mouth. Val currently serves on our Board of Trustees and Herb was a former board member. We appreciate all they do for us! Congratulations Val and Herb!

DYFS Caseworker of the Year: Alicia White

Nominated by our CASA Volunteers, Alicia received our Division of Youth and Family Services Caseworker of the Year award. A Caseworker in the Cape May Local Office, Alicia is always willing to go above and beyond on her cases and works closely with the CASA Volunteers. Thank you Alicia for everything you do!

Outstanding Service Provider of the Year: Dr. Nina Stolzenberg

Nominated by our CASA Volunteers, Dr. Nina was recognized for her willingness to help train CASA volunteers. Thank you Dr. Nina for everything you do!

2011 Presidential Service Award Winners: Carol Eastlack, Jack McCarron and Lynne Silvestro

These CASA volunteers received the Presidential Service Award for volunteering for 500 hours or more. Thank you Carol, Jack and Lynne for all the hard work on behalf of abused and neglected children.

CASA Training 201 Graduates: Pat Bannister, Theresa Bongiovanni and Bill Potts

These CASA Volunteers were honored for completing CASA’s 201 training, an advanced training for CASA volunteers.

2011 Outstanding STAR Volunteers: Kay Fitzgerald and Melissa Terrells

These two volunteers received the outstanding STAR volunteer award for their administrative support. Kay and Melissa help in the office work and together have contributed more than 130 hours of their time. Thank you Kay and Melissa.

CASA Special Recognition: Superior Court Judge Max Baker



Before being moved to the criminal bench, Judge Baker was a family court judge and often interacted with our CASA volunteers. Judge Baker was honored for his devotion to children in need and his continued support of CASA. Thank you Judge Baker.

And last but not least, a BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers who donate their time to helping abused and neglected children!

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