2017

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Terri Cornwell

Dale H. Harris Hall of Fame Award - 2017

“Terri Cornwell has served on the board of directors of CASA of Central Virginia since 2012. She has served as board secretary since 2013. Terri has been instrumental in leading the strategic planning efforts of the organization including a special emphasis on the creation of a diversity plan. Before Terri joined the board, she served as a CASA volunteer advocate from December 2007 through May 2012.  Her passion for serving children was evident from the moment I first met her. I personally appreciate her commitment and reliability to CASA and feel privileged to have worked alongside her for the past three and a half years.” - Nominated by: Allison Stronza, Executive Director

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Hal Bonning

Dale H. Harris Hall of Fame Award - 2017

"Over the past 3 years Hal has demonstrated exceptional advocacy work. Hal has advocated for several services both in schools and in the community on all his cases that have been incorporated in all his cases. Those services have proven to be important in the judge’s decisions for children to be approved for adoption. Hal’s advocacy was so influential that a foster parent called well after the case was open to report how well Hal did and wanted to know if he could be appointed to a child that was just placed in the home. Hal has gone above and beyond the CASA role by participating in many fundraising efforts to raise money for our program. Hal has also been able to cover hearings for me when there have been conflicts in my court schedule. He is always dressed in a suite and engages all the professional’s involved in the case and gathers pertinent information for those cases he covers for me. His reports are always on time, well written and recommendations always reflect the needs of the case. His activity logs are always on time. Hal has been willing to carry 2 cases at a time which is no easy task." - Nominated by Allan Jamison, Advocate Manager 

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Beacon Credit Union

Blair Moseley Corporate Excellence Award - 2017

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Jersey Mike's of Lynchburg

Blair Moseley Corporate Excellence Award - 2017

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Liberty University School of Law

Blair Moseley Corporate Excellence Award - 2017

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Blair Moseley Corporate Excellence Award - 2017

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Briana Valone

Philanthropist of the Year - 2017

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Newbie of the Year Award

Our 2017 Newbie Awards were given to these outstanding new CASA volunteer advocates: Ken Agee, Lisa Boman, Kassie Gada, Reggie Pugh, and Darnell Wood.

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Presidential Service Award Winners

Bronze Recipients (100-249 hours of service)

Vicki Barrett, Hal Bonning, Deborah Bowman, Gregory Buscher, Christina Campbell, Pam Ferrell, Kassie Gada, Al Gorman, Beth Groover, Becky Hanna, Dawne Hill, Kathleen Moon, Joy Nobilini, Rosamond Phillips, Leslie Roberts, Connie Sowa, Octavia Starbuck, Geri Thilking, Ann Vest, Julie Yeatts

Silver Recipients (250-499 hours of service)

Lisa Boman, Kim Miller, Sandy Morrissett, Reggie Pugh

Gold Recipients (500+ hours of service)

Briana Valone

 

About The honorable Dale H. harris hall of Fame Award

In recognition of CASA's 20th anniversary and to honor The Honorable Dale H. Harris, who initiated the establishment of the CASA program, CASA of Central VA established the Honorable Dale H. Harris Volunteer Hall of Fame. The first twelve volunteers were inducted at CASA's 20th Anniversary Celebration on March 19, 2010.

The Hall of Fame was intended to recognize exemplary volunteers - board members as well as CASA volunteers - who had made significant contributions to the organization and to achieving positive outcomes for abused and neglected children. Each inductee is presented with an engraved, clear acrylic award; and his or her name is engraved on a perpetual plaque, which is displayed in the CASA Administrative Office.

In order to be inducted, volunteers must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Must have served as a CASA volunteer or on CASA's Board of Directors for a minimum of three years.
  • Must have demonstrated exemplary services as a volunteer, often going above and beyond the duties outlined in the job description.
  • Must have made a measurable impact to improve the organization or the life of an abused and neglected child.
  • Has received a written recommendation from a staff member or other volunteer familiar with the nominee's contributions.

About the Blair Moseley Corporate Excellence Award

This award was established in 2017 in memory of former CASA board member, Blair Moseley. The award honors the legacy Blair left to CASA of Central Virginia. With a clear vision of the future and the need to secure funding and ensure sustainability, Blair helped to establish the Heart and Sole Shoe Market.

Through her connections in the shoe industry and with Consolidated Shoe Company, the first shoe sale was held in the spring of 1999 and brought in $6,000. The event continued to grow and one year brought in a record setting $86,000. Although the event has transformed and re-branded throughout the years, it continues to be a signature fundraiser for CASA. We are grateful for Blair's vision and for Consolidated Shoe Company's continued support. 

Each year, this award is given to the companies and organizations who have gone above and beyond to support our mission and assist in efforts toward long-term financial sustainability for our program.

About the Philanthropist of the Year Award

This award was established in 2017 to honor an individual donor who has made a significant investment in the long-term financial sustainability of our program.

About the Newbie of the Year Award

This award goes to the volunteers who were recently inducted who have gone above and beyond in their role to advocate for children. Each advocate manager nominates one volunteer annually.

About the Presidential Service Award

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard - measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.