Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Voice for Children Gala, “The Roaring Twenties,” will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Dallas in Addison on Saturday, April 6. Gala co-chairs Deborah Krocheski and Cindy Ritchie invite guests to be transported to the thrilling time of speakeasies and flapper girls. Guests can try their luck in the casino and enjoy a fabulous dinner featuring interactive entertainment and musical sounds from the 1920’s. The live and silent auctions will offer exclusive and exciting one-of-a-kind treasures. Mercedes-Benz of Plano will return for the sixth year in a row, as the Title Sponsor. Over 600 business, civic and community leaders set to attend this year’s event.

CASA of Collin County Board President Cheryl Vaughan, Executive Director Susan Etheridge and the Voice for Children Gala Committee are currently soliciting corporate and individual sponsorships, as well as live auction and silent auction items. “The annual Voice for Children Gala is our single largest fundraiser of the year,” said Vaughan. “CASA relies on our generous corporate and community supporters like Mercedes-Benz of Plano to ensure we can continue to serve 100% of the foster children in Collin County removed from unsafe homes.” Those interested in sponsorship level recognition, pre-Gala patron event invitations and priority seating, or the donation of live and silent auction items may contact Susie Addison, Events Manager at 972-529-2272, ext. 115.

CASA would like to thank Mercedes-Benz of Plano, for their continued and generous sponsorship of the CASA of Collin County 2013 Voice for Children Gala. “Since first supporting the 2005 Voice for Children Gala, Mercedes-Benz of Plano (formerly Ewing Autohaus) has ensured hundreds of foster children have a CASA advocate that provides a consistent, strong and clear voice in court,” says Etheridge.


About CASA of Collin County

For over 20 years, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Collin County has worked to promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected by training volunteer advocates to improve the child’s quality of life and serve as their voice within the court system to ensure they are placed in a safe, permanent and loving home. CASA of Collin County is committed to providing well-trained Volunteers Advocates for 100% of the children removed from their homes under the jurisdiction of the Collin County Courts. Since 1991, CASA has provided services to over 7,300 foster children whose lives have been changed for the better with a CASA Advocate by their side. In 2012, CASA staff was supported by more than 210 trained volunteers who donated over 30,000 hours to serve Collin County foster children. CASA of Collin County offices are located at 101 E. Davis St. in McKinney and may be reached at 972-529-2272. For more information or to purchase gala tickets online, please visit us at