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Margaret J Hand Child Advocacy Award


The Margaret J. Hand Child Advocacy Award is presented each year at the CASAs for Kids Fund Annual Meeting.  The award was established in 1999 to honor Judge Margaret Hand and a CASA volunteer or community member who has proven to be a strong advocate for children.  For many years, the award was a beautiful hand carved plaque with the CASAs for Kids Fund logo, crafted and donated by Mick Lyle. 


Previous winners (starting with 1999):

  • Judge Margaret Hand

  • Ellen Phelps (CASA)

  • Judge Loretta Rush

  • Betty Roberts (CASA)

  • Iona La Baw (DFC case manager)

  • Foster parents extraordinaire - Joyce & John Crichfield and Janet Freshour & the late Dick Freshour

  • CASA Marcile Eddy

  • CASA Barb Holt

  • Ken Weller (President of Legal Aid Corporation)

  • Susan McCully and Ellie Kaplan (Hogs and Frogs Co-chairs)

  • CASA Sharon Cornell

  • Mike Muinzer (Hogs and Frogs)

  • CASA Verdell Releford

  • The Tippecanoe CASA staff

  • Kappa Alpha Theta

  • CASA Val Hilbun

  • Retired board member Cheryl Coffin

  • CASA & former board member Larry Larrabee

  • Tom Easterday (Executive Vic-President of SIA)

  • CASA & board member, Mary Hood

  • Jane & Charlie Stewart

  • Margaret Yarnell

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