Charity Development & Public Affairs Veteran Dan Hanley Joins CASA of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA August 21, 2015 — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles is proud to announce a veteran addition to its staff, naming Dan Hanley as its new Director of Development & Communications. Hanley is skilled in helping charitable organizations expand their financial footprint and strengthen their community support.

Dan Hanley has relocated to Southern California from Colorado, where he spent seven years leading the development initiatives for several nonprofits. His most recent position was with Urban Peak as Director of Development & Public Affairs. Urban Peak provides a parallel with CASA of Los Angeles in many ways, in that the organization works to help young people overcome poverty and homelessness by offering services and support to assist them in becoming self-reliant adults.

Previously Hanley directed fundraising efforts for the Boulder County AIDS Project and Opera Colorado.

Mr. Hanley will work to achieve the new goals set for the organization as it moves into its 2015-16 fiscal year. CASA is seeking to raise more than $4 million for the first time, and to provide its intensive advocacy services to 1,000 foster children, plus 5,000 additional children on the day of their court appearances. Hanley will continue to expand CASA/LA’s media footprint in the busy Los Angeles marketplace, in order to boost community engagement and volunteer recruitment.

“Dan brings strong alignment with CASA/LA’s mission to advocate for vulnerable children and youth, and an even stronger skill set generating support for worthy non-profit causes,” said CASA/LA Executive Director Dilys Garcia. “We are lucky to have him.”

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: www.casala.org