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FRIENDS OF CASA

ABOUT FRIENDS OF CASA

Founded by the Junior League over 30 years ago, Friends of CASA (FOCASA) began as a small group of

dedicated women who planned and executed small fundraising events to support CASA.

As CASA has grown, so have the Friends of CASA.  Today the Friends of CASA Members produce the Holiday Luncheon, a fashion presentation at The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point which raises over $650,000 annually. 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 youth in foster care.  Members also participate in community impact days and volunteer hands-on in the community alongside other Friends of CASA members.

To learn more about Friends of CASA please contact Membership Director, Zelma Benuelos, at benuelos@gmail.com

HISTORY OF FOCASA HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

FRIENDS OF CASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DANA STRADER, PRESIDENT

INGA SANDERS-MARCEREAU, VICE PRESIDENT

ZELMA BENUELOS, MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

JANINE WALD, FINANCE DIRECTOR

HOLLY JOSEPH, COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR

JENNIFER GONZALES OXEN, MAJOR EVENTS DIRECTOR

NICOLE INAL, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

LIZ DESOUSA, SECRETARY

VALERIE RAMSAY, RETAIL SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR

KIMBERLY DELAMAR MATTIES, MEMBER AT LARGE

JENNIFER HANLON, MEMBER AT LARGE

FRIENDS OF CASA ADVISORY COUNCIL

JAYNINE WARNER, CHAIR

CATHIE CARDELUCCI

JANET COLCLASER

ANNETTE HELLMICH

LORI JACKSON

PATTY JUAREZ

SANDI KIRBY

DEBBIE MASEK

COLLEEN MASTERSON

FRIENDS OF CASA MEMBERS

MICHELLE ADAM

KATRINA BESS

NADIA BESS

HUNTER BINGHAM

GISELLE DEESE

KIMBERLY DELAMAR MATTIES

LIZ DESOUSA

DANETTE DYE

AMANDA EBRIGHT

NARIMAN FRAITEKH

MARISA GALLEGOS

HEATHER GIL-LASTRINA

STEPHANIE GRIFFIN

JENNIFER HANLON

JOANNA JAMES

SARA GUGGENHEIM JARRETT

STACY JONES

HOLLY JOSEPH

SANDI KIRBY

ASHLEE KLEVENS-HAYES

JULIE LEIGH

LEEZETTE LOPATIC
CECILIA LUPPI
ELIZABETH MANJI

CHRISTINA MARKL
COLLEEN MASTERSON

SARAH MINAKARY

REGINA OSWALD

VALERIE RAMSAY

LESLIE RHODES
COURTNEY ROGERS

KELSEY RUEGGER
INGA SANDERS-MARCEREAU

STEF STAMIRES
DANA STRADER
SABREENA SUKHRAM

SARA VAN DUSEN

BRIANA VERHAM

JANINE WALD

TRISHA YOUNT
RACHEL ZAMOLO

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