Los Angeles, CA, Nov 24, 2014 — Child welfare nonprofit organization CASA/LA has announced that Steve Bloom, President of the law firm of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, has been elected to its Board of Directors. CASA of Los Angeles has a very special place in the history of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato. Bob Frandzel, the firm’s founder, became involved with CASA of Los Angeles (then known as the Friends of Child Advocates) in the early 1980s, and served as a board member and board chair of the organization. After his passing in 1996, he was honored by having an award named after him that is annually presented to an outstanding supporter of CASA. Since that time, the firm has stayed very active in its support of the organization in a variety of ways, with several members of the firm serving on the board, including Mr. Bloom, Peter Csato, and Patricia Trendacosta.
“As a company and as individuals, CASA has always been a priority for us,” said Steven Bloom. “There are certain causes that stand out and helping foster children in need is not only important today to those kids, but also for their future and by connection, that of our community. I’m proud to step back into a role of leadership with the organization.”
Mr. Bloom originally joined CASA’s board in 1996, and served as a board member for the majority of the intervening years, including a stint as Board Chair, until terming off in 2012.In 2013 and 2014, he served on CASA’s Evening to Foster Dreams Gala Committee.
Mr. Bloom’s practice emphasizes real property and commercial financings, debt restructurings and risk management, primarily for financial institutions and other providers of financial services. Mr. Bloom earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Bloom is currently co-vice chair/secretary of the Financial Institutions Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the overburdened foster care system of Los Angeles County. CASA’s vision is of a Los Angeles where every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. Through committed, highly trained everyday citizen volunteers, CASA brings the voice of a concerned community into the child welfare system. Studies have shown that children with CASAs receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: http://www.casala.org.