Strength & Resilience 2024 Annual Fundraiser

Join us on July 27th at the Bryan Museum in Galveston as we celebrate our 10th anniversary at our STRENGTH & RESILIENCE – a Decade of Making a Difference fundraiser! This year’s event will honor the visionaries behind CASA of Galveston County, our founders – Mr. Tim Axt, Mrs. Norma Jacobson and Ms. Katrina McGuire.

Our featured speaker is Mr. Charles Lerner – a former foster youth and State Director of Massachusetts CASA and Ms. Torrina Harris will be performing a special CASA spoken word. Our event starts at 5:30pm with cocktails and a tour of our beautiful venue, the Bryan Museum in Galveston.

Tickets are $200 per person with LIMITED sponsorships available.

Every Child Has a Chance -it’s YOU!

FeatureD speaker: Charles Lerner

Charles Lerner is the State Director of Massachusetts CASA. He is a previous foster youth and an adoptive father through kinship care. He believes his greatest asset is his lived experience. Charles is led by empathy, vulnerability, humility, passion, and the pursuit of justice. He has worked in the fields of child welfare and mental health for over 20 years. His previous work has included leading the first LGBTQ+ foster-to-permanency program in California, being the founding executive director of Boston CASA, running an organization for unhoused young adults that provides support for up to 20 years, as well as teaching at multiple universities including California State University- East Bay and Harvard University. He holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Charles believes that foster care, as we know it, often does not work for children, their families, or society. As a matter of fact, the system is harmful and unjust. He strives to be a catalyst for change, including bringing greater dignity, humanity, and justice to the system.


Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

Platinum sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Kat and Mike Bouvier

Marty and Jackie Fluke

Silver Sponsors

BRONZE Sponsors

Aveo Creative – Juan and Rose Lazo

Tim and Nora Axt

Del Papa Distributing Company

June Dempsey

Patrick McDonald

State Senator Mayes Middleton

Connie Ricketts

tin sponsors

Hometown Bank

Speaker Sponsor

Advertising Sponsors

Genesis Gaming

To learn more about the different sponsorship opportunities, please click Sponsor Levels 2024.