Individual Ticket: $150 | Table (seats 10): $1,250
We are honored to recognize two important champions of Texas children for their leadership and commitment to improving the lives of our most vulnerable children in the foster care system.
Texas State Senator Jane Nelson will receive the Inaugural Jane Quentan Piper Founder’s Award. Senator Nelson has been a leading voice on child welfare issues for a decade and has a rich history of advocating for the work CASA does.
Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman will receive the Texas CASA Champions Award. Justice Guzman works with leaders across the state to improve outcomes for Texas’ most vulnerable children and families. She has also served on the Texas CASA board of directors.
Jane Quentan Piper Founder’s Award
Texas CASA was formed in 1989 when a passionate CASA volunteer from one of our state’s then 13 local CASA programs had the vision of a statewide hub – an organization belonging to everyone in Texas working tirelessly in pursuit of the same mission. That individual was our founding CEO Jane Quentan Piper, and her idea was, and is, Texas CASA.
Senator Shapiro’s legislative accomplishments include authoring a series of bills known as Ashley’s Laws. The group of legislation initiated in 1995 protects against, adjudicates, and punishes sex offenders whose victims are children.
Jackie Davis entered foster care at just 18 months old. After rotating through several homes and shelters, and experiencing a failed adoption at the age of 5, he had a successful adoption at the age of 13. Davis now speaks publicly about his past, using his platform to advocate and create awareness in various communities about the needs of youth in foster care.
Texas CASA Champions Luncheon presented by CenterPoint Energy.
Date & Time: April 6, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown
Parking: Discounted parking will be available for all event attendees at the rate of $10 for self parking and $20 for valet.
To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please see our 2017 Texas CASA Champions Luncheon Sponsor Packet, or contact Development Associate Andrea Escalante directly at (512) 610-6106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Wednesday, March 1.