The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, April 18, 2018
On April 18th Actor and Comedian Al Madrigal hosted the 2018 CASA of Los Angeles Evening to Foster Dreams Gala, benefitting CASA’s programs of advocacy and support for foster youth. The fundraising dinner, in its 6th year, brought together volunteers and dedicated community members to honor Los Angeles leaders who had demonstrated extraordinary commitment to children, including children who have been abused or neglected in foster care.
Paris Jackson, longtime Hilton family friend and daughter of Michael Jackson, presented the Robert Morrison Community Service award to honoree and first-ever CASA of LA Ambassador Kathy Hilton at the 6th Annual “Evening to Foster Dreams Gala”, April 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Jackson presented the award along with Kathy Hilton’s daughters, Paris and Nicky Hilton Rothschild.
Red carpet attendees included the Hilton family, Suzanne Cryer (Silicon Valley), Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Kara and Graham Alloway (Real Housewives of Torronto), Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives), and many others.
CASA of Los Angeles (www.casala.org) is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of dedicated staff and volunteers working one-on-one with children who have suffered the most serious cases of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers, also called Advocates, work closely with a child to form a trusting relationship, giving that child a friend and someone who cares. Advocates help children in important ways such as comforting them through emotional trauma and transition, arranging for needed health care and social services, talking with teachers, participating with children in enriching activities, and advising judges about the child’s welfare. CASA/LA is among the largest of regional programs in a national and state-wide volunteer network serving children in the child welfare system who have experienced abuse and neglect. 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