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CASA hires new executive director

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Aug. 11, 2014 marked the first day for Anne Robinson, the new Executive Director of Savannah/Chatham County Court Appointed Special Advocates.

"I consider it a great honor to be able to devote my energy to such an extraordinary organization. I am prepared to dedicate myself and my energy to safeguarding the continued success of this remarkable program." Robinson said of her appointment. "My goal is to work in concert with volunteers, staff, board members and supporters to ensure that CASA continues to coalesce and thrive over the coming years by expanding our staff, programming and funding streams."

Holding a Masters' in Sociology and experience in both the non-profit and government arena Mrs. Robison has rolled up her sleeves to volunteer and advocate for many of Savannah's charitable organizations. She was a Loaned Associate for United Way in both 2009 and 2013 and she has served on the board of AWOL, Rape Crises Center and the Kicklighter Resource Center.

"We are fortunate to live in such a generous community. I've lived in many different places but I've never seen the level of commitment and kindness directed towards charitable organizations rival that of the Savannah/Chatham County residents and businesses. Social responsibility just seems to be part of the part of the blueprint for living in the Coastal Empire."

Growing up in a household where adoption and fostering were part of her family fabric, Mrs. Robinson understands just how essential the services that CASA provides for abused and neglected children are.

It is largely due to her upbringing that she took an interest in public and social service. Mrs. Robinson brings with her experience in volunteer recruitment, non-profit management, grants administration and coalition building.

"I believe that there are very few problems in this world that cannot be resolved with a sense of compassion and ingenuity. I believe that humor is healing and essential in the social service arena. I also believe that everyone deserves the chance to participate in a noble quest." Robinson stated. "I am also excited to be able to announce our upcoming 7th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars Competition, and I cannot wait to spread the word about this fantastic event."

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