Friday, March 22, 2024

NY/NJ Event: Bergen CASA Holds Casino Night to Benefit Kids in Foster Care April 17, 2024: Honorees are Kundert Volvo and Lorin Konner Sherman Memorial Fund

Bergen County CASA is excited to announce its 2024 very popular Casino Night for April 17, 2024. This organization recruits, screens and trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected foster children. 
It will be held at Season's, 644 Pascack Road in Washington Township on April 17, from 6:30pm - 10:30pm. For more information, email or visit

This year's fundraiser will honor two organizations that have provided invaluable support for Bergen CASA: Kundert Volvo of Hasbrouck Heights and the Lorin Konner Sherman Memorial Fund. 

The evening will be a Casino Night, with gaming tables, a silent auction and basket prizes. Included in the ticket price of $200 per person is a wide array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, food stations and desserts, open bar and $100 of casino play money. Sponsorships and ticket packages are also available, starting with a couples package for $425 which includes two tickets, and a business card in the Bergen County CASA journal. 

To purchase a ticket, please visit the website, or call 201-336-7520 for more information. Donations for the evening's auctions and raffles are very welcome just by emailing: If you cannot attend the event, you can still participate in the online silent auction by logging-on (via the web site) up to one-day beforehand.

About the Honorees

Since 1944, Kundert Volvo has been a cornerstone of the Hasbrouck Heights community, specializing in sales and service of both new and used cars. As one of the nation's oldest Volvo dealerships since 1959, Kundert Volvo is renowned for its commitment to excellence and community engagement. In times of crisis, such as when the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Station faced destruction, Kundert Volvo stepped up, providing a temporary home for essential equipment to ensure uninterrupted service by firefighters. Kundert Volvo's philanthropic efforts extend to supporting Bergen CASA, reflecting their dedication to overlooked and marginalized individuals. Through donations exceeding $57,500, Kundert Volvo has made a substantial impact, ensuring foster children in Bergen County receive essential services and steadfast support during challenging times. 

In 2006, Kenneth and Phyllis Konner established the Lorin Konner Sherman Memorial Fund in loving memory of their daughter, Lorin Konner Sherman. This heartfelt initiative has made a significant impact by raising over $253,000 for Bergen County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The fund's noble mission is to support foster children in our community, ensuring their safety, well-being, and the pursuit of permanent homes. Through the tireless efforts of volunteers and the unwavering commitment of the Konner family, this fund continues to be a beacon of hope for vulnerable children, providing them with a voice, advocacy, and a chance for a brighter future. Lorin's legacy lives on through this remarkable endeavor, touching the lives of countless young hearts in need.

Board President Zonie Le Sane states, "Year after year our community support matters more than ever for youth in foster care. Not only is Casino Night a fun event, but its proceeds will transform someone's dark moment into a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Kindness comes in many forms, and supporting our program can be a lifesaver to a youth in need."

About Bergen County CASA

Since its inception Bergen CASA has changed lives and nurtured hope for over 825 foster children. Bergen County CASA for Children is the only non-profit in Bergen County whose mission is to provide advocacy services to abused and neglected children who have been placed in foster care. Our CASA volunteers regularly visit the children and obtain information about their medical, educational, mental health, and recreational needs. They provide critical information to the family court judges so they can make sound decisions that are in the best interests of these children. 

CASAs ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to these children while helping them move toward safe and permanent homes as quickly as possible. Additionally, foster children learn they have a constant person in their lives, that they can rely upon, during a period when everything is in flux. In short, the CASA is an open-minded and unbiased voice for the child’s best interest in the court process and a consistent and caring person in the child’s life.

CASA receives funding from government entities and private foundations. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain enough grant funding to meet the needs of the children in our community. For your information, Bergen County CASA for Children is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN #90-0060769).

For more information, email or visit If you would like to make a monetary donation or become a CASA volunteer or learn alternative ways to help, please call Lucy Rosen, Executive Director at 201-336-7520 or visit our website