Volunteer Banquet

Each Spring, Child Advocates of Fort Bend celebrates its incredible volunteers with a beautiful dinner and tribute. Volunteers are recognized with special awards including CASA Volunteer of the Year, CAC Volunteer of the Year, Event Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and many others. The capstone of the evening is the Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Volunteer of the Year. All volunteers are recognized for their hours and years of service.

More than 200 people joined us on Tuesday, February 11 at Sweetwater Country Club to thank our volunteers and pay tribute to those special everyday heroes who do so much to change the lives of children who have been abused and neglected. All of our volunteers are superstars in our book and we thank ALL of them for their exceptional service in 2019.

The 2019 Child Advocate of the Year is our Volunteer Council.

2019 volunteer council

Other award recipients included:

Community Partner of the Year - Pepperoni's Brazos Town Center Haydee Carvallo

Pepperoni’s – Brazos Town Center
Haydee Carvallo
Community Partner of the Year

Legislative Advocate of the Year Rhonda Kuykendall

Rhonda Kuykendall
Legislative Advocate of the Year

Professional of the Year - Kara-Lea Roberts

Kara-Lea Roberts
Professional of the Year

CASA Volunteer of the Year - Sheri Walters

Sheri Walters
CASA Volunteer of the Year

CAC Volunteer of the Year

Julia Saller
CAC Volunteer of the Year

Liz Furman
Event Volunteer of the Year

 

Voices for Children Ambassador of the Year - Dexter McCoy

Dexter McCoy
Voices for Children Ambassador of the Year

Mariel Barrera Champion for Children - Judge Jamie Rawlinson

Judge Jamie Rawlinson
Mariel Barrera Champion for Children

Unsung Hero - Barkley Peschel

Barkley Peschel
Unsung Hero

Children's Hero - Jim Lockwood

Jim Lockwood
Children’s Hero

children's hero - nancy olson

Nancy Olson
Children’s Hero

Lifetime Hero - Bill Rohrbach

Bill Rohrbach
Lifetime Hero

 

See more photos from the Volunteer Banquet below:
photos courtesy of Mary Favre and Elsa Maxey