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CASA Berks ‘Champions for Children’ Awards Call for Nominations

by CASA Berks

Jan 06, 2020
CASA of Berks County

Champions for Children Nomination Form

Looking for individuals, organizations, teens, or animals who comfort and/or care for children who are abused or neglected in Berks County. CASA of Berks County is now accepting nominations for the Annual Champions for Children Awards.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Berks County provides advocacy for abused and neglected children.  Without intervention, the odds are stacked against children in foster care.  Over 100 children residing in Berks County foster care have received needed services, performed better in school, and increased the likelihood of finding a forever home through the advocacy services of CASA volunteers.  We want to multiply our effectiveness by acknowledging the efforts of individuals, youth, organizations, businesses and animals who have gone out of their way to change the story of Berks County children who are abused or neglected.  Nominees do not need to be CASA volunteers.  We want to honor the unsung heroes in our community!


  • Individual Champion for Children Award
  • Organizational Champion for Children Award
  • Teen Champion for Children Award
  • Animal Champion for Children Award


A panel of independent judges, comprised of community leaders in Berks County, will review and select the award recipient for each of four awards from the pool of nominations.

Contest judges are:

  • Craig Poole, President, DoubleTree by Reading
  • Toni Eckert, Director, Leadership Berks
  • Annarose Ingarra-Milch, President, ROI Training & Consulting, LLC
  • Heather Adams, Executive Director, BCTV
  • Don Smith, Executive Director Emeritus, Berks Bar Association and Law Foundation


The  Champions for Children activity must have taken place between l/l/2019-12/31/2019. Nominee cannot have caused or contributed to the incident itself. The nominee can be a professional in the field such as a caseworker, teacher or nurse or simply a Good Samaritan. The nominee must live or work in Berks County and the child/children who were cared for and/or healed by the nominee must be a resident of Berks County. Animal nominees can reside outside Berks County but must have provided care to a child who resides in Berks County.

Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2020
Winning nominees will be honored at the CASA Community Awareness Breakfast
April 21, 2020,  7:30AM, DoubleTree Reading

Thanks to our Sponsors!

If you would like information on being a sponsor of the 2020 Champions for Children Awards and Community Awareness Breakfast Please contact Nancy McCullar [email protected] or call 610-301-8634.

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