Remembrance: Ann Meledandri

Ann Meledandri had a heart for her family, charity, community, and faith. She never stopped learning or giving her time and talents to her community, including CASA of Allegheny County. Ann served as a CASA volunteer advocate with the same heart she gave to the rest of her life. She always worked tirelessly for the…

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Year-End Giving Guide

Many families and individuals concentrate their charitable giving at year-end. If this includes you, here are some smart giving strategies that others have used to support charitable organizations important to them, including CASA. Stocks that have appreciated in value are a win-win. You avoid the capital gains on the increase in value and CASA receives…

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Your Impact: A Message from the Executive Director (November 2023)

In a recent newsletter, I paid homage to our CASA volunteers without whom it would be all but impossible to serve the number of CASA kids that we do. Now I would like to tell you about how their work has improved the lives of abused and neglected children thanks to the financial support of…

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Amazon Smile is No More

If you’re familiar with Amazon Smile, you know that Amazon has discontinued this opportunity to support nonprofits that you care about through your purchases. Your $100 donation can help make up for CASA’s lost revenue from the Amazon Smile program. You may donate online here. Thank you!

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Giving Tuesday

CASA of Allegheny will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 28th with a goal of raising $10,000 (or more) to support our mission of providing one-to-one community counselors for abused and neglected children in Allegheny County. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon.

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Superhero Race

In 2010, we received a telephone call out of the blue asking us if a group called The Superhero Foundation could donate the proceeds of the Superhero Race to our CASA Program. The caller, Erica Burg, explained that she was a volunteer who, along with a group of committed community members like Bill Sneddon, David…

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CASA welcomes New Board Members

“Their past experiences with CASA bring a needed and welcome perspective to our work as a Board,” said Barry Mitchell, president of the Board of Directors. “Beth and Meredith will be valuable partners and I welcome them to the Board.” Their terms began in March.   Beth Campbell  Beth Campbell is a Software Development Professional, currently…

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In Memory of Camille Toth 

In 1992, an Allegheny County child was murdered at the hands of her foster father who had a violent history unbeknownst to the court.  The Judge later said that had he known about the man’s past, no child would have been placed in that foster home.  The Court’s desire to have an extra set of…

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August is National Make-A-Will Month

Did you know that August is National Make-A-Will Month? For many of us, this annual reminder is the motivation we need to sit down and create a will. Fortunately, it’s easier than we anticipate once we get started. Don’t have a will yet? Whether you’ve been busy or don’t know where to start, here are…

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