Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor
Anchorage, AK United States
Stuff About Me:

When I was in college at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, I was a journalism major.  During my junior year, I was introduced to the CASA program.  As part of a class assignment, I had to interview lawyers, judges, social worker, foster families, families that had children taken away from them, and CASA volunteers. The interviews and stories that my classmates and I wrote were given to a local author who created a play from our work. The play, in turn, raised awareness for CASA of Southwest Missouri.

When presented with this assignment I did not realize the impact that talking with individuals connected with children in foster care would have on me.  Every single person I talked to, from the judges, to the foster parents, and even the parents whose children had been placed into foster care wanted what was best for the kids.  The sheer number of children in foster care astounded me, and the need for foster families was, and still is huge.  The role of the CASA volunteer is to advocate for the child - to be their voice and their advocate at a time that is so critical and confusing for them.

I am running the Eugene Half Marathon in support of CASA of Lane County. Please help me support the great work they do!


CR Impact Points

Click the VOTE button to give Emily 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.

CR Impact Points

If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Emily this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Emily. Thanks to your vote, Emily earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.


Total Impact Points

Emily Taylor's Fundraisers

CASA of County Image

CASA of County

Amount Raised:



137% Raised of$175 Goal