Donor Spotlight: Kari & Craig Frederick

by | Sep 30, 2022 | Spotlight

At last, after fourteen years together, CASA of Kent County Program Manager Kari Williams and 17th Circuit Court Referee Craig Frederick celebrated their wedding in May of 2022. The Fredericks’ love story is one that has been heavily influenced by CASA. Both passionate supporters of the CASA mission to give every child a voice, Kari and Craig have worked hard to support the organization for many years. The two first met during Kari’s first case as a CASA volunteer, more than 17 years ago. They worked together, with Kari as a CASA and Craig as guardian ad litem, to find a safe, loving, and permanent home for a group of siblings. After the case ended, Kari and Craig remained close and have been together ever since!

When Kari and Craig decided to be officially married in 2022, they knew they had an opportunity to make a difference with their wedding gifts. Since they already had everything they could possibly need for their home, they decided that, in lieu of gifts, they would suggest that their guests make donations to CASA of Kent County. Kari said, “Why not have those gifts go to support a program that I am passionate about and is needed in the community? Gifts to CASA will fund the training of new volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in our community, and that’s what we want: for every child to have a voice.”

The wedding was a beautiful celebration of the happy couple and reflected Kari and Craig’s hard work in the community. The guests included many local judges, lawyers, referees, and CASA staff members. Together they raised over $3,500 to support essential CASA programming. Thank you, Kari and Craig, for your consistent hard work to ensure that every child can have what they deserve: a safe, loving, and permanent home!

 

This article is part of the Summer 2022 edition of CASA Connect, CASA of Kent County’s quarterly newsletter. Click here to view a pdf version of this newsletter.

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