Tom Barry discussed Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Franklin County.  Please note the meeting also included introduction of special guests from Japan-American Society of Central Ohio (JASCO).

Tom Barry is a retired attorney, business redeveloper and fundraiser. Originally from New York, Tom practiced law in New Jersey, where he also volunteered as guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect cases. After retiring from his law practice, Tom moved to Chicago. While there, he had the opportunity to consult with the City of Chicago Human Services Department to help identify the needs and obtain funding for the 162 homeless services providers and shelters in Chicago.

Tom moved from Chicago to Columbus in 2003 to take a fundraising position at Faith Mission and Lutheran Social Services. He then assisted the Ohio History Connection with fundraising. From there he became executive director at Columbus Humane for 2 years to help with fundraising and administration restructuring. Tom retired in 2019 as a major gift fundraiser for the Ohio Living Foundation.

Tom has been a CASA of Franklin County guardian ad litem since 2012. He is currently the board president of Friends of CASA of Franklin County.

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