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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.

$25,000 and up

ForGood Fund

$10,000 to $25,000

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Jonathan F. Fanton/Jerome Greene Foundation

MJ and Caral G. Lebworth Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation

$5000 to $10,000

Fritz Foley/McCance Foundation

Kappa Alpha Theta (Eta Xi Chapter, Quinnipiac University)

NewAlliance Foundation

Smith Richardson Foundation

$2500 to $5000

Jaime and Erika Smith

TEGNA Foundation (WTIC/WCCT)

Yale University (Office of New Haven Affairs)

$1000 to $2500

Mark and Carrie Casey Family Fund

Claire's Corner Copia

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

Russell Hall Co.

Deborah and Ira Katznelson

Rory MacFarquhar

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

William F. Fusco (in honor of Claire Criscuolo)

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

Dwayne A. Jackson

Stephen Oh

Miye Oni

Tara Perry

David H. Thompson

Sahar Usmani-Brown

Brian Wysolmerski

$200 to $500

Kim Bohen and Douglas James

Maggie Cohn

Claire Criscuolo

Lawrence Ellman

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

Barbara Kazmierczak and Michel Ledizet

Javid Muhammedali

Opeyemi and Oludotun Oni

Ronald W. Perry

Stephen Pitti

Edmund Polubinski

Laurie E. Ruderfer

Benjamin Sheffner

T. Reginald Solomon

Aisha Usmani

Qamar Usmani

Donna Violante

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

Susan Clinard

Brad Collins and Nancy Clayton

Philip Dundas

Hannah Ellman

Laura Farmer

Brian Ford

Holly Gordon

Joseph Gordon and Mark Bauer

Jake Halpern

Corinne Herlihy

Connie and Curtis Hill

Blondean Jones

Adriana Arreola Joseph

Edward Joyner

Joan and Jerome Karter

Regina Keifer

Basak Kus

Anne Marseille

Frank Mascia

Pem McNerney

Diana Montgomery

Saraspadee Mootien

Toni Oni

Yesim Oruc

Indu Poonja

Sue and Radha Prasad

Shari Rahimim

Aditya Saharia

Soraya Shalforoosh

Dorinda Sizemore

Susan M. Swearer

Sandra Trevino-Ranalli

Paul Van Tassel

Elizabeth Whitney

Steven Wisensale

Up to $100

AmazonSmile (

Rick Allen

Anonymous Donors

Bury Barbier

Paige Beard

David Berkowitz

Karen Bivens

Shelley Bradley-Zemelman

Preston Britner

Athena Brown

Daniel Brown

Deborah Brown

Isaac Brown

Josiah Brown

Mabel Brown

Rachel Kline Brown

Saul Brown

Melissa Cardosi

Leslie Carmin

Mary Beth Decker

Matthew Ellman

Paula Ellman

Mindi Englart

Andrew Giering

LindyLee Gold

Aaron Goode

Christine Hall

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

Daniel Lanpher

Toni Ligon

Richard LoRicco

Michelle Maitland

Michael Mannion

Melissa McGrath

Dan McIntyre

Jim Megargee

Arvid Nelson

Mae E. Nicholson

Cristina Quarta

Brad Ray

Kristoffer Ridgeway

Evelyn Robles-Rivas

Elizabeth Roth

Leah Russell and Will Minter

Stephen Schlesinger

Cecelia Serling

Anim Steel

Donald and Nancy Swearer

Kyn Tolson

Tasneem Usmani

Valley Community Foundation

Diana Vesely

Olivia Westbrook-Gold

Whitt-Accounts, LLC

Tanya Wiedeking and Frank Griffel

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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