For Catherine Currin, you could say supporting CASA is a family tradition. Her mother, Sylvia Jurgensen, served as a CASA board member for several years, and Catherine decided to follow in her footsteps by joining CASA’s Mission Advancement Committee in 2021.
Even as a student at Wake Forest University, Catherine was committed to giving back in her hometown of Raleigh. She shares, “I started giving monthly to CASA when I was in college, and that gift became even more relevant when I moved back to Raleigh. Supporting organizations like CASA is a small thing I can do to make a large impact in my hometown. Increasing the availability of affordable housing benefits everyone in our community.”
Catherine has noticed the changes in Raleigh’s housing market over time, most significantly affecting under-resourced populations, and is committed to ensuring that our community is a place where everyone can live and thrive. She says, “As someone who was born and raised in Raleigh, I’ve seen our community change dramatically. The need for housing has only continued to increase, especially for those who are chronically homeless. I want to live in a city where everyone has a safe, stable home–no matter what. CASA provides that for so many with dignity and respect.”
As a member of CASA’s Mission Advancement Committee, Catherine helps fundraise, plans events, makes connections, and advocates for CASA’s affordable housing mission. “I wish everyone knew the magnitude of work a small team is doing across the Triangle. CASA impacts so many lives including the lives of those it serves, as well as its donors.”
Catherine currently works as a senior communications associate at CAPTRUST. She is also a contributing writer at WALTER Magazine and holds a number of leadership positions across organizations in our community. We are grateful for Catherine’s support of CASA’s mission as a donor and outstanding volunteer!