Advocate Donna Alengi Proudly Steps Up as CASA’s Newest Board Member
On January 28, 2015, the CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties Board of Directors proudly welcomed advocate Donna Alengi to its ranks!
Ms. Alengi is a retired executive with over 30 years-experience in chamber and association management. The last seventeen years have been spent with the Special District Association of Colorado (SDA) as the Deputy Executive Director. She has an extensive background working with non-profit boards, both as a staff member, and as a board member.
Donna was introduced to CASA over ten years ago and has been directly involved as an advocate since February 2014. Ms. Alengi said, “Serving as a CASA is a way for me to give back. I believe that my personal experiences and my knowledge of business, leadership and community service can be used to help abused and neglected children. I have a strong motivation to improve the quality of life in not only Adams and Broomfield Counties, but at a statewide level. I believe that anything I can do to change the outcome for children in the system will ultimately have a positive impact on our community. I am currently working with a twelve year old boy who is smart, energetic and engaging. I feel very connected to the CASA mission.”
Ms. Alengi also serves on the CASA Investor Relations Committee and works directly with CASA’s Interim Executive Director, Lindsay Lierman. Ms. Lierman said, “Donna brings enthusiasm and energy to every task she takes on. She also serves as a board member on the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District Foundation Board, which has a strong connection to our CASA program.”
Ms. Alengi is married to Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver Corporation, the economic development arm of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Clark also serves as Executive Vice President for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Tom and Donna have five children: three sons and two daughters.
Alengi said, “Both of our daughters are expecting babies in March. Our oldest daughter, who lives in Thornton with her husband, is expecting her first child, a son, early in March. Our second daughter, who lives in North Carolina with her husband, has a son and they are expecting a daughter, the last part of March. My husband and I are proud of our five kids and the fact that they are all productive, caring members of society. I am fortunate that they all support my involvement with CASA.”
To learn more about CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties and how you can get involved, please visit www.casa17th.org.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams and Broomfield Counties is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works to make sure that every child who cannot live safely at home has a caring, compassionate CASA Volunteer who will help fight for their right to be safe, ensure that they are treated with dignity, and assure their safe passage out of foster care. Building a stronger community for all. Each year, in Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 1,300 children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused or neglected, and who are in desperate need of a caring, committed CASA Volunteer to speak up for their best interests. In Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 280 CASA volunteers, but we are in need of more great community members to become advocates for children. CASA conducts volunteer training classes six times a year. For more information about CASA, call 303.654.3378 or visit www.casa17th.org.