CASA of Los Angeles’ Help Us Hold Their Hands benefit for abused and neglected children in the Antelope Valley was held on
April 7, 2017 at the Rancho Vista Golf Club in Palmdale honoring those who have made exceptional contributions to CASA/LA and/or for foster children in the dependency system. Attended by 105 guests, the benefit raised over $30,000 for CASA/LA to continue its advocacy work in the Antelope Valley. Guests enjoyed a lovely meal and silent and live auction ending the night with a special performance by Beatles cover band Ticket to Ride.

 Honorees included:

CASA Child Advocacy Award
Lori H. Young, MPS
Thompson/Von Tungeln Trust and Estate Lawyers

CASA Court Service Award
Petra Alexander, JD
Children’s Law Center

Sue Dell, Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers
presented by Mayor R. Rex Parris, City of Lancaster

CASA Outstanding Advocate Award
Dona Jeffrey
CASA Volunteer

Julie Levy
CASA Volunteer

Jodi Walker-Lowe
CASA Volunteer



Help Us Hold Their Hands Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • Carolyn and Lou Lucido
  • Sanjay Sahgal

Sponsor Level

  • Coffee Traders Antioquia
  • PARRIS Law Firm
  • Thompson Von Tungeln, A.P.C.
  • Jean and Bob Youngquist

Advocate Level

  • Kathryn Barger, Supervisor 5th District
  • Marilyn and Steven Bloom
  • Susan and Bruce Herron
  • High Desert Medical Group
  • Ed Nahmias
  • Allyson Pfeifer
  • Tom, Pat and Samantha Turner