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Friends of Connecticut CASA

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 some $170,000 in grants for 2019 and 2020, plus a $59,990 mentoring grant for 2020-2022, $75,000 grant for 2021, $75,000 growth grant for 2022-23, and $142,391 VOCA/ARPA award of federal funds for 2022-23 (since extended for 2023-24) through the Connecticut Judicial Branch, among others.  The federal grant funds distributed nationally 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.

  • $20,000 and more

    ForGood Fund
    New York Community Trust/Sarah Weingarten Fund
    Newman's Own Foundation

  • $10,000 to $20,000

    Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    Jonathan F. Fanton/Jerome Greene Foundation
    Kappa Alpha Theta (Eta Xi Chapter, Quinnipiac University)
    MJ and Caral G. Lebworth Foundation
    NewAlliance Foundation
    Emily T. Smith Trust, Everette E. Dennis, trustee (in memory of Emily Thompson Smith)

  • $5,000 to $10,000

    Amour Propre Fund/LindyLee Gold, President
    Anonymous Donors
    David Bayne
    Mario and Lydia Chiappetti
    Sharon M. Clemons "Butterflies" Fund, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    Fritz Foley/McCance Foundation
    Kappa Alpha Theta (Gamma Zeta Chapter, University of Connecticut)
    Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta Pi Chapter, Sacred Heart University)
    Petit Family Foundation
    Smith Richardson Foundation
    TEGNA Foundation (WTIC/WCCT)

  • $2,500 to $5,000

    Claire's Corner Copia
    Counter Weight Brewing (and its customers)
    Miriam Ingber and Peter Vassilev
    Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, in memory of Eileen Gaspar Sheehan (Gamma Zeta Chapter, UConn)
    M&T Bank Charitable Foundation
    Jaime and Erika Smith
    Andrew Smulian
    Yale University (Office of New Haven Affairs)

  • $1,000 to $2,500

    Kevin Antaya and Tina Rideout
    Archie Moore's New Haven (and its customers)
    Robert Berman and Elizabeth Wilson
    Mark and Carrie Casey Family Fund
    Mario Chiappetti
    Sheryl Culotta
    Everette E. Dennis (in memory of Emily Thompson Smith)
    Umut Ergun and Juan Leon
    John H. Finley IV
    Joseph E. Gitchell and Elizabeth A. Mumford
    Grant and Lara Gund Foundation
    Adriana Arreola Joseph/The Connecticut Project
    Deborah and Ira Katznelson
    Delia Kulukundis (in honor of Sarah Weingarten)
    Kurzrok Foundation
    Rory MacFarquhar
    Nassau Financial Group
    Amber and Anthony Paquette
    Edmund Polubinski
    William and Michele Rosa
    Billie Gastic Rosado
    Russell Hall Co.
    Ben Sheffner
    Urban Philanthropic (UP) Fund
    Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

  • $500 to $1,000

    Alexion Charitable Foundation
    Rebecca M. Allen
    Donald E. Antaya
    Better Rhodes
    Grant and Karen Bogle
    John F. Brady
    Irene Q. Brown
    Richard D. Brown
    CVS Health
    Natalie Drucker
    Shelley Geballe
    Jason D. Glushon and Dr. Lindsey R. Glucksman (in honor of Miye Oni)
    Christine Hall
    Dwayne A. Jackson
    Carolyn N. Kinder
    Jennifer Lemay-Sullivan
    Stephen Oh
    Miye Oni
    Charlie Pillsbury
    Emily Rodrigues
    Rachel Sondheimer
    David H. Thompson
    Sahar Usmani-Brown
    Brian Wysolmerski

Please consider adding your name to those above, by donating directly or in whatever other way you may prefer.  Whether via the website, check, Donor Advised Funds, United Way giving, or payroll deductions, there are various options.

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally


  • National Volunteers


  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance


  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates


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