FRIENDS OF CASA
Friends of CASA Board of Directors
Community Outreach Director
Sponsorship Underwriting Director
Major Events Director
Retail Sponsorship Director
Sara Van Dusen
Founded by the Junior League over 25 years ago, Friends of CASA began as a small group of dedicated women who planned and executed small fundraising events to support CASA.
As CASA has grown, so has Friends of CASA. Today, Friends of CASA Members produce
the Holiday Luncheon, a fashion show event at the Monarch Beach Resort which raises
over $400,000 annually. With so many dedicated volunteers, the group has organized into an even more expansive auxiliary with a Governing Board presided over by President Erika Pedersen. In addition to planning exciting fundraising events, Friends of CASA members have the opportunity
to attend educational trainings and courthouse tours to learn more about the challenges facing
our foster youth. Members also participate in community impact days and volunteer hands-on
in the community alongside other Friends of CASA members.
Friends of CASA Advisory Council