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2nd Annual Masquerade March at the McNay Art Museum

On November 3, Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Masquerade March at the McNay Art Museum. This year we are going back in time to study famous artists, and we are inviting our CASA children and Advocates to take part in the festivities. We will have story time and art activities based around the greats from the Impressionist Era, including Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh.

The McNay will also be offering complimentary tours of the museum prior to the start of the official event.  

All CASA children and their Advocates are encouraged to join us for this fun-filled event to produce great memories for all involved! Please RSVP to Forrest Miller at

The Full Force Foundation Confirms Title Sponsorship of Gala for a Second Year

Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is proud to feature the Full Force Foundation as the exclusive underwriter of the 2nd Annual Gallery of Hope Gala. This is the second year that the Foundation has generously contributed in support of the event and the overall Gallery of Hope initiative, both of which help CASA create awareness and expand community outreach. 

The Full Force Foundation was founded by Scott and Martha Barnes with the primary goals of assisting economically disadvantaged youth and youth aging out of foster care to complete high school, pursue post-secondary education, including college trade school; and obtain and maintain employment. 

The name of the Foundation was created by their story as a blended and blessed family. Though not connected by blood, they are strongly passionate about the bond they share. When the Barnes share time together with all three children they call it “full force.” 

“For the past 10 years, I have been inspired by the CASA mission as an Advocate. Scott and I are proud to support this project through the Foundation. The Gallery of Hope is a unique way to tell the important stories and illustrate the intimate relationship that occurs between Advocates and the children of Bexar County that CASA serves. We hope it will inspire others to volunteer,” said Martha Barnes.

The 2nd Annual Gallery of Hope Gala took place at the Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa on Thursday, October 23, 2014.