Supporting Bergen
CASA is vital

Monetary support makes our programs
possible in the communities we serve.

Former Bergen CASA Trustee, Burel Gomillion passed away, on December 27, 2023, aged 54 years.  Burel is survived by his wife Laura, daughter Jada, son Evan, mother Merrilee (Sayers), brother Milledge; and three sisters Norina Mosby, Naomi Thompson (Erik), and Joy Stephenson (Darrel). Burel was a passionate Trustee and contributed brilliant, creative suggestions during Board meetings, (demonstrating just how much time he had previously spent thinking about an issue from every perspective). He often called the office after a Board meeting and spend ages (sometimes keeping his family waiting to go out) sharing his enthusiastic feedback. Burel was eager to see this program gain a stable footing during the pandemic.  What also stood out during phone calls, was his devotion to his family, especially when he called from the road while taking his son to soccer competitions in Texas or Spain. He dearly loved his family, enthused about their accomplishments, and prioritized spending his precious time with them. Burel was a force of life; intense, generous, dynamic, and determined. When he withdrew from the Board, his absence was palpable. Burel will be sorely missed by everyone in his milieu – especially those at Bergen CASA who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Individual donations

Monetary donations are the lifeblood of any non-profit organization and CASA for Children of Bergen County is no different. Donations help us deliver hundreds of hours of CASA training, cover our operating expenses, and make a difference in so many children’s lives every week of the year. You may make a monetary donation at any time, in honor or in memory of someone special, or just because. Donations may be one time, periodic, or sustaining.

Become a Bergen CASA Sponsor

By partnering with CASA, your business or corporation can represent a community that values the critical work we do for youth in foster care.
The money raised goes directly toward recruitment, training and support of compassionate volunteer AdvocatesThese Advocates speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community every day, giving voice to their needsTheir efforts provide hundreds of foster children each year with the best opportunity for a healthy and successful future.
We have a number of sponsorship opportunities. Contact our Executive Director, Lucy Rosen, to get started. 
CASA – court appointed special advocates

In addition to cash donations, you can support us with…

  • Stock donations
  • Planned giving – consider making a legacy gift of support by including CASA for Children of Bergen County in your will or trust; name it as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy
  • Workplace giving – through corporate sponsorships or matching gifts

Whether it’s donating goods or services for a fundraiser, running a collection drive for school supplies, or sending gift cards so we can buy birthday and holiday gifts for children, we appreciate everything people throughout Bergen County do help us help our kids.

To set up a giving program, contact us at