A letter from Mary Jane Trunzo, Casa Board President:




December 2017 marks the beginning of Stephanie's 30th year as President and CEO of Casa! To celebrate and honor Stephanie's three decades of unwavering service protecting and elevating the lives of children, the Casa Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are going to jump start 2018 with a positively powerful end-of-year fundraising campaign honoring Stephanie Orr's accomplishments. 


Since 1988, Stephanie has been a dedicated, determined, and fierce advocate for the emotional welfare of children through her commitment to Casa's role in their education.  


As a result, Casa has provided:  

  • Programs in schools throughout the Valley of the Sun teaching positive Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies to thousands of students replacing negative learned behaviors with positive skills of compassion, kindness, and empathy to reduce and stop the cycle of abuse, violence, meanness and bullying.

  • Sexual abuse prevention programs to more than 1 million children preventing and stopping sexual abuse of thousands resulting in the arrest of their sex offenders.

  • Counseling Services to 40,000 victims of child sexual abuse and sexual assault.

  • Crisis and advocacy services for more than 150,000 thousand callers to Casa's 24-hour help line as well as 4,000 victims of sexual abuse and sexual assaults in area emergency rooms and advocacy centers.


Following the example of our nation's unprecedented success with anti-smoking campaigns, Stephanie spreads the important message that if we ALL work together to learn and teach Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills to children and families, we can change our culture to positive communities of harmony and happiness, no longer tolerating the abuse of our children and violence in our homes and communities.


Friends, frankly, these 30 years have not been easy financially, and in tough economic times Stephanie has donated most of her salary back to Casa to achieve our goals. But throughout her tenure, she has remained dedicated to our mission and has never given up!


Show Stephanie how much you appreciate and support her by giving $30, $300, $3,000, $300,000 or $3 million! Just think of all of the children Casa can serve!


WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE will be so appreciated by Stephanie and the entire team at Casa! After 30 years of providing a vision for our children's future, no one deserves your end-of-year donation consideration more.




Mary Jane

Mary Jane Trunzo

Casa Board President


Donating is can make a one-time gift or choose monthly, or quarterly options HERE !


Casa Annual Fund, Endowment Giving, Planned Giving

By giving to our Annual Fund, you play a big part in helping us change the lives children and their families today, tomorrow. We have a goal of raising 5M by 2020 to ensure SEL & EQ are taught for many years to come. Remember Casa in your estate planning to ensure the funds will be available and build your legacy. Your gift can make that happen. One smile, giggle and new-found 'aha moment' at a time.


We thrive on helping people grow and realize their dreams. That may mean you. We are growing and often have a need for interested interns. Reach out and start the conversation — we would love to learn more about you and see if you are a fit for Casa!

Fry’s Community Rewards

Steps to Enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

1.  Go to
2. * Click on ‘Sign-In’.
3.  Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
4.  Click on your name (top right hand corner), under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to “Community Rewards”.
5.  Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards. 
6.  Under 'Find Our Organization': Enter our Non-Profit Organization #26180 or our name, Casa Center for Positive Social Change then select ‘search’.
7.  Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the circle next to your organization.
8.  Click on ‘Enroll’

If you are not enrolled in the program yet, you can select enroll now and follow it will walk you through the sign-up process. See above to finish the process.


To request more information,

contact the office

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm



President + CEO

Stephanie Orr



Become a Trainer

If the subject of EQ resonates for you, becoming a trainer for Casa might be a great 'next step'. Reach out and  learn more about our training program.

Join Women's Leadership Circle

Our Women's Leadership Circle meets quarterly to stay up to date on the latest in the SEL movement. Gathering to make a change for the greater good. Executives, attorney's, physicians, yoga instructors, marketing professionals and stay-at-home-moms use their collective wisdom to ensure change for Phoenix and surrounding metro area. 


If you feel your unique gifts would help Casa continue to transform lives, give us a call or stop by anytime, we would love to hear your thoughts! It takes a village to raise a child.

SEL Initiative


As the SEL movement is sweeping America, Casa has been chosen to lead the charge for Arizona via

Open Circle at Wellesley College. They are a great supporter and partner of Casa and our work teaching SEL in Arizona.

Change can happen one school at a time, but

we need everyone to become aware and active

to make change happen faster, smarter and more deliberately than ever before. Interested?


Call us today at 602-254-6400 to learn more!

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