Williamson County CASA Announces Founding Council of Young Professionals
CASA Council to host inaugural meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Williamson County CASA has announced the founding of its young professional board CASA Council. The team has been spearheaded by founding president Bryana Franks Aguilar, granddaughter of Williamson County CASA founder Judge Jane Crockett Franks.
CASA Council will serve as the young professional board for Williamson County, focusing on volunteer activities, philanthropic support and social gatherings for rising leaders. Members may be in their 40s or younger, interested in dedicating their time and talents to raise awareness for CASA’s mission to find safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children.
“We are so excited to be launching CASA Council for the Williamson County community,” said Bryana Franks Aguilar, CASA Council president. “The impact my grandmother made in founding this organization has inspired me to take the steps to involve my generation of leaders in fulfilling CASA’s mission.”
Williamson County CASA was established in 1993 by Judge Franks, a community-member and mother of 12. Franks fought to overcome the misconception that child abuse and neglect does not happen in affluent communities and recruited the first Williamson County CASA board of directors. She then worked with the National CASA Association to train the first generation of volunteer advocates.
The inaugural meeting of CASA Council will be on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Brentwood location of 55 South, located at 7031 Executive Center Dr. #101, Brentwood, Tenn. 37027. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served while the leadership team discusses the impact CASA Council members will make in Williamson County. To RSVP, email Kat@williamsoncountycasa.org.
Williamson County CASA exists to serve abused and neglected children in Williamson County, serving 566 kids in 2017. Given incomprehensible growth trends, CASA is slated to serve nearly 700 in 2018. Williamson County CASA is a volunteer-driven organization that relies on partners to help fund operations.
For information on Williamson County CASA and to learn more about the joining CASA Council, visit http://www.williamsoncountycasa.org/.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON COUNTY CASA
Williamson County CASA is a non-profit organization advocating for abused and neglected children in Williamson County. CASA advocates for these children investigating their abuse and neglect cases, speaking for them in court, and helping create a plan for safety and permanence in their lives. Williamson County CASA was established in 1993 and served 566 Williamson County children in 2017. To learn more about Williamson County CASA, visit www.williamsoncountycasa.org.