Entries by Katelyn Ellison

Retired Teacher Kurt Hastings Keeps Children’s Interests Front and Center

Kurt Hastings has seen a lot of the world. Some of it by foot, as in 2016 when he and his wife trekked the Camino de Santiago, an ancient 500-mile pilgrimage from southern France across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Some of it on the back of a motorcycle when the weather is good, […]

A Driving Force for Good: Cars for CASA

In 2016, Nancy Phillips, the founder and owner of Nancy Phillips Associates, an auto dealership brokerage agency, founded Cars for CASA. This partnership of automobile industry colleagues financially supported CASA’s largest fundraising event, CASA Cares, for many years. Sheree Kaplan-Allen, president and owner of Kaplan Auto Group, is one of the dedicated members of Cars […]

Howard Hughes Found a Meaningful Volunteer Role as a CASA Advocate

Professor. Downhill skier. Globetrotter. Father and grandfather. Sailor. In 2020, Howard Hughes added to this impressive list when he made the decision to venture out of his comfort zone (something he’s fond of doing) and become a CASA volunteer advocate. Howard enjoys children so as he neared retirement he took his sister’s suggestion (a former […]

Donor Spotlight: Larry and Hilary Meyers

Larry and Hilary Meyers, along with their amazing family, have been supporters and friends of CASA for many years. Their son Seth (who you may have heard of) has donated two tickets to his show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and a virtual “Happy Half Hour with Seth” to the CASA Cares live auction, helping […]

The Importance of a CASA

A nine-month-old baby is brought to the doctor by her mother and grandmother with a broken arm, a broken leg, broken ribs and a bruise under her eye. These are not accidental injuries, they are the product of deliberate and recurring abuse. This is how CASA advocate Mary Pagucci’s recent case began. While similar cases […]

Make 2022 the year you make a difference!

Over the next few months, CASA of New Hampshire will offer virtual information sessions and advocate trainings to those interested in becoming CASA advocates for children experiencing abuse and neglect. If you have followed the news over the past few months, you are aware of how many children are in need of a caring, dedicated, […]

Donor Spotlight: Tom Buchanan

Ten years ago, Tom Buchanan was introduced to CASA through a board member from the organization. The rest, as they say, is history. Tom recently retired as a long-standing member of the board himself, and during his tenure, he was successful in recruiting several new advocates and cultivating donors far and wide. His first meeting […]

Donated Legal Services from New Hampshire Law Firms

Over the years, CASA of New Hampshire has been fortunate to develop partnerships with local law firms and private attorneys who graciously offer their services at no cost. While CASA has three staff attorneys who manage the legal issues of CASA’s child protection cases statewide, legal matters occasionally arise that require expertise and resources beyond […]

Meet CASA Volunteer Fred Hurwitz

Fred Hurwitz has served as a  CASA volunteer advocate for 23 children from 13 different families. He has witnessed successful adoptions and reunifications, and assisted in providing teens who are aging out of the foster care system with important skills for adulthood. When you ask Fred why he continues to serve as a CASA volunteer advocate […]