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Meet CASA of Denton County Board President Kay Schroeder

We sat down with CASA of Denton County Board President Kay Schroder to learn why the mission of CASA is important to her and what she’s looking forward to most this year.

What first made you become interested in becoming involved with CASA of Denton County?
I went through a Leadership Denton class several years ago with Ray Croff.  Ray encouraged me to become more involved with CASA, and shortly after, I joined the board.

What are you looking forward to this year?
I’m really looking forward to the Evening of Elegance! This is such a special event for our organization, where so many of our supporters gather at the legendary Bistecca restaurant to enjoy a wine social, a five-course meal, and a live auction to raise funds to support the work we do in the community. This year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the event, and we plan to make it a very special night!

What do you love about serving in this role?
We have incredible board members, staff, and advocates.  Despite ever-changing landscapes and challenges in the child welfare system, they are always so creative with their approaches and find a way to help the kids.  It’s rewarding to be part of an organization that adapts so well and makes such a huge impact. 

Why do you think it’s important for our local community to support CASA?
It all starts with the family unit…they are the foundation of our community, and we cannot have a strong community without a strong foundation.  What we do to improve families affects not only that particular family, but generations after. 

Could you share a short message of support for CASA volunteers?
I’ve said it 100 times:  we board members have the easy job!  Our employees and advocates see and hear the heartbreak.  You give so freely of your time, driving hours to see your kids, attending school meetings, doctor appointments, and court appearances.  You fight tirelessly for your kiddos, and you’re their voice when others don’t hear.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you do and give to our organization!

Is there anything else you’d like to share as the CASA of Denton County Board President?
If you’re interested in serving a meaningful organization, please come see us!  WE have LOTS of volunteer opportunities, depending on your talents and schedule. 

You can reach out to our Community Engagement Specialist at to learn more about volunteer opportunities with CASA of Denton County.