The Dallas CASA Children’s Council, founded in 2006, is the principal volunteer support group for Dallas CASA. The Children’s Council raises funds through special events and promotes community awareness about the needs of the children Dallas CASA serves and the transformational effect a loving, dedicated CASA volunteer advocate has on these children’s lives.

Children’s Council members have the opportunity to support and volunteer for Dallas CASA fundraising events. Members also participate in other activities that recognize the work of Dallas CASA volunteer advocates, such as the annual Volunteer Appreciation party, Holiday Gift Card party and the Volunteer Holiday Party.

As a member of the Children’s Council, you will enjoy a variety of social, volunteer and education opportunities. Membership benefits include:

  • Invitations to Dallas CASA events and social programs, including the annual Cherish the Children luncheon, Champion of Children Award Dinner and the Holiday Party.
  • Volunteer opportunities for special events, including the Comerica Prom Dress Drive, Cherish the Children luncheon, Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center and National Adoption Day.
  • Educational events on issues related to child abuse, the foster care system and other relevant topics, along with updates on Dallas CASA and the children we serve.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the work of Dallas CASA. View our Children’s Council photo gallery.

Levels of membership:

  • $1,000 – Lifetime membership
  • $  200 – Sustaining Lifetime membership (optional, paid annually, for current Lifetime members)
  • $  100 – Patron membership – (Annually)
  • $   50 – Active membership – (Annually)
  • $   30 – Active membership for Dallas CASA volunteer advocates  (discounted fee for first year of membership only)

To learn more, contact Sharon Balaban at 469-547-9455 or email. Download the Children’s Council printable membership form or join now using our online form.

DALLAS CASA CHILDREN’S COUNCIL BOARD

PRESIDENT
Nick Stafford

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Gina Porter

SECRETARY
Mary Lynn Bangs

CHERISH THE CHILDREN LUNCHEON CO-CHAIRS
Beth Cholerton
Hannah May

COMERICA PROM DRESS DRIVE CO-CHAIRS
Jana Brosin
Megan Martinez
Victoria Nugent

COMERICA PROM DRESS DRIVE CO-CHAIRS ELECT
Elise Nichols
Victoria Nugent
Nicki Stafford

COMMUNITY RESOURCES CO-CHAIRS
Courtney Hopping
Megan Martinez
Nicki Stafford

EDUCATION CO-CHAIRS
Audrey Moorehead
Jenny Reynolds

HOLIDAY GIFT CARD PARTY CHAIR
Jessilyn Thiboult

HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE CHAIR
Lindsay Stengle

KAPPA ALPHA THETA DALLAS ALUMNAE REPRESENTATIVE
Cori Moran

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIRS
Leigh Danley
Tom O’Connell
Gina Porter

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY CO-CHAIRS
Kelcey Hamilton
Sarah Ozanne

NEWSLETTER CHAIR
Kim Meth

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR
Erin Jesberger

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION CO-CHAIRS
Leigh Danley
Lauren Roe

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Eman Alvani
Paulette Austin
Fran Berg
Jennifer Bergh
Wendy Bridges
Veree Brown
Suzanne Bryan
Karen Carney
Laura Cordova
Darcy Cowell
Manoj Devdas
Sylvia Gray
Deri Lewis Hartman
Emily Harwood
Dawn Katterson
Aubrey Labanowski
Annie Miller
Rae Gene Mungioli
Zain Pleuthner
Erin Pope
Nick Rose
Lauren Sands
Carrie Wilmes
Nancy Wollenman