Dallas CASA celebrated its 40th year anniversary with a virtual event on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Established in Dallas in 1980 by the National Council of Jewish Women, Dallas CASA has grown to serving nearly every child living in the protective care of the state who needs a CASA volunteer advocate.

The event honored Dallas CASA Classic golf tournament hosts, Goldman Sachs, Pioneer Natural Resources and AT&T, with the Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award. The award is given to recognize community leaders who significantly improve the lives of children, particularly those whose young lives have been marked by abuse, neglect or other adversity. The annual golf tournament has been critical to Dallas CASA’s exponential growth, raising more than $20.6 million since 1998 and contributing significantly to our capacity to advocate for more abused and neglected children.

The evening’s celebration featured renowned magician Justin Flom, of the SyFy show, Wizard Wars, as well as many appearances on daytime and late night TV shows. Justin Flom has toured with Florida Georgia Line and created magic for stars such as John Legend and Nick Jonas. Justin was named “Up and Coming Entertainer of the Year” by Las Vegas Weekly. He most recently performed at the annual Dallas Mavericks Foundation 2020 Mavs Ball and received rave reviews.

The Dallas CASA 40th Anniversary celebration raised critical funds to help Dallas CASA continue to recruit and train volunteer advocates who help child victims of abuse and neglect have safe, permanent and loving homes. To learn more about other underwriting opportunities at Dallas CASA, please contact Michelle Mai, 469-547-9456 or email.

We are grateful to our 40th Anniversary Celebration underwriters:

Pioneer Natural Resources

Fran and Mark Berg Family
Cynt and Kenneth Marshall
The Estate of Nancy and Rex Spivey

The Hoglund Foundation
Deborah Ackerman and John Lozier

The Baldridge Foundation
Jana and Mike Brosin
Crest Cadillac / Crest INFINITI / Crest Volvo
Dallas Mavericks
The Hirsch Family Foundation
Kay and Bob Schleckser
Linda and Rob Swartz

Priscilla and Corey Anthony
LaValle family in memory of Rose McElroy
Locke Lord LLP
The Rosewood Foundation
The Wales Family Foundation
In honor of Cindy Warner

Suzanne Bryan
Beth and Ed Cholerton
Debby and Hugh Comer
Janice Z. and Richard Davis
Shelly and Michael Dee
Suzanne and John Gibson
Aaliyah Haqq
Tracey Nash-Huntley and David S. Huntley
Hannah and Greg May
Retta A. Miller
Stacey and Bud Moore
Paula and Scott Orr
C.J. Richards-Carty, M.D.
Susan and Mark Whittington