SFCASA’s Fostering Change Gala: ROOTED IN HOPE

San Francisco CASA (SFCASA) showcased numerous stories of youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems building a deep relationship with a volunteer advocate, their ‘CASA’ and finding their voice.

Gala chairs Becca Katz and Dahlia Topkis raised $1.1 million to support San Francisco’s youth on April 26th, with 475 guests at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. In addition to first-time Youth Gallery featuring artwork, memorabilia, and stories, keynote speakers De’Marcus Jackson and Gerardo Rodriguez shared a few beautiful stories about their five-year relationship and the mutual impact.

“We prioritize relationships because we know that healthy relationships are key to resilience, to healing, to thriving, and key to overall wellbeing,” said Executive Director Kate Durham. 

For 33 years, SFCASA has transformed the lives of children and youth traumatized and displaced in the foster care and related systems by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and community.

To learn how you can become a CASA volunteer, sign up for an online info session at www.sfcasa.org/volunteer.