After moving to Colorado Springs in the 1990s Susan immediately set out be get involved in the community. One of her first moves was to volunteer for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. CASA’s unique mission, the high level of volunteerism and the skill level required appealed to Susan. CASA was an easy choice for her.
Susan now has an intimate knowledge of CASA through her experience as a former Court Appointed Special Advocate, Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time facilitator, Board Chair, and now as a member of the Advisory Board.
“At CASA we talk a lot about the importance of a safe and permanent home for children,” said Susan. “ But through my years with this organization I’ve gained a deeper understanding about what ‘safe and permanent home’ really means. Safety is not merely the absence of abuse and violence and pain and neglect. It is the presence of abiding love and commitment. Permanence is not just about stability. It is that moment, when deep in your core you finally feel free to …exhale.”
Susan is a beloved fixture in Colorado Springs. She is a long-time champion for the arts, active on many local nonprofit boards. As a CASA supporter, CEO of the Downtown Partnership, and in so many ways, she has committed herself ensuring we live in a region that values children and understands that their safety and support is foundational to a thriving community.
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s Vision 2020, a goal to provide every child in court with an advocate, is possible only with prolonged support and dedication like that of Susan.
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