EVENT

LOCATION

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

1 Monarch Beach Resort N

Dana Point, CA 92629

Friends of CASA cordially invites you 

to make a difference in the life of a child by

joining us at our 18th Annual Holiday Luncheon 

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Silent Auction & Champagne Reception

 

 

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Fashion Show & Luncheon

 

 

2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

After Party at Club 19

FASHION SHOW

We are very proud to announce

this year's fashion show will be with

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE presenting ALICE+OLIVIA by STACEY BENDET

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LAUREN ELIZABETH MUELLER

CASA Advocate

 

Lauren Mueller is a former foster youth with foster care experiences in both Ohio and Colorado. As a child, Lauren was severely abused and neglected by her mother, who had severe mental illness and substance abuse issues. She was fortunate to have a CASA volunteer in her second Colorado Dependency & Neglect case in 1998, and as a result, was able to break free of the statistical norms surrounding most foster children. Lauren was involved in a third Dependency & Neglect case in Ohio in 2003 and was taken in by a close friend’s family. She worked and volunteered through high school, graduating with honors in three years. Sadly, her younger sister was removed from the home in 2006 due to severe abuse, and Lauren took custody. Following that custody, Lauren received a full scholarship to Denison University in Ohio. After graduating with a degree in Communications in 2013, Lauren moved to Colorado, where she is now the State Coordinator for Colorado CASA. Lauren believes strongly that all children deserve a loving, constant adult in their lives, and her success is proof of how CASA makes a difference.