CASA of Will County Celebrates Successful Benefit Auction Gala

LG-PR is thrilled to announce that its client, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Will County, set a record with its recent Benefit Auction Gala held at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet. The event marked a fundraising milestone for the organization, raising nearly $80,000 to help fund programs benefitting abused and neglected children in Will County.

For its part, LG-PR served as event manager for the Gala for the second consecutive year. A number of sponsors helped to make the event a success, including Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (Specialty Cocktail and Table Sponsor); and the following “Have a Heart” Presenting Sponsors:

• Jay and Lori Bergman
• Castle Law, LLC
• CITGO Lemont Refinery
• LG-PR Public Relations
• Julie McNeill, Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields
• McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Will County
• Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
• RWK IT Solutions
• Jeffrey and Karen Stratton

LG-PR played a key role in securing master of ceremonies Ryan Baker, head sports anchor for CBS Chicago, as well as special guest Jarrett Payton and keynote speaker Tom Thayer. A number of elected officials, and philanthropic and community leaders also were in attendance.

The Gala is one of several events that help fund CASA of Will County programs, including the upcoming “Golf for the Child Classic” June 27 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont and the extremely popular “CASA Christmas Express” train ride from Joliet to Tinley Park, held in early December.

More information about CASA of Will County, including information on upcoming events and how to become a volunteer, can be found on its official website at To receive the latest updates about the organization, follow the Facebook page at or on Twitter at

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