The 4th Annual Columbia County Benefit Breakfast


CASA’s 4th Annual Columbia County Benefit Breakfast raised over $11,000 for CASA’s mission of advocating for Columbia County’s most vulnerable foster youth. Generous community members, partners, and foundations helped to make this year’s event a great success!


All funds raised at the event directly support CASA’s work in Columbia County; funding will go towards the recruitment, training, and support of CASA volunteers to serve more local children in foster care.  Since expanding services into Columbia County in 2015, CASA for Children has more than tripled the annual number of children served by a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).


CareOregon was Presenting Sponsor for the breakfast held on Tuesday, June 13 at Meriwether Place in St. Helens.  NW Natural presented a Challenge Match of $5,000 at the breakfast, in support of CASA’s work, and to motivate guests to make their most generous gift to CASA for Children.


Inspirational speakers included Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller, the Honorable Judge Cathleen Callahan of the Columbia County Circuit Courts, Columbia County CASA volunteer Linda Rusch, Mary Moerlins of NW Natural.


Other notable guests included the Honorable Judge Ted Grove and the Honorable Jenefer Stenzel Grant, both of the Columbia County Circuit Courts, Columbia County Commissioner Margaret Magruder, members of the Bikers Against Child Abuse Mt. Hood Chapter, Columbia County DHS representatives, CASA Board of Directors Members Trey Slinkard and Betsy Granger, and founding Executive Director of CASA for Children Susan Holloway.


Heather Lewis, member of The Oregon Community Foundation’s North Coast Leadership Council, presented a $10,000 grant from the Anna Wheeler Hayes Fund and The William H. Hunt Fund for the Homeless, Hungry and Poor of The Oregon Community Foundation.

 For any questions regarding the event, please contact Anne Carlson at or by phone at 503.988.5778.


Special thanks to our sponsors


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