Michael Piraino Legacy


Under Michael’s leadership, National CASA Association’s network grew from serving approximately 72,000 children per year to, to more than 251,000 in 2014. Volunteers serving children in foster care grew from 17,000 volunteers to more 75,000. The Non Profit Times named Michael one of the Non Profit Leaders of Power and Influence Top 50 in 2013 and 2014, while the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges awarded him its prestigious President’s Award.
During his tenure, Michael became an outstanding advocate for the most vulnerable among us. He was, and continues to be a voice for issues that disproportionately impact children in the foster care system, including educational outcomes, overmedication, and the need to address diversity, inclusion, improved outcomes, and resiliency.

As Michael retires from the National CASA Association we are excited to share a video in his honor.

Michael Piraino Legacy

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