On a regular day, eight years ago, Jana Brosin was walking through the mall when her nieces spotted something that would change their family’s life for the better. As is tradition, the Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) had their playhouses on display in NorthPark Center to bring attention to the needs of children in foster-care. Jana was so intrigued that she not only learned about why the playhouses were so important, but also made the life changing commitment to volunteer for CASA as an advocate. Her husband Mike, owner of Crest Dealership in Frisco, was so inspired by the dedication and passion he has stepped up as a presenting sponsor for the past five years of the event. Together, his company and family have built several different playhouses: Crest Garage, Crest Hobbit House, Bro’s Diner and Crest Camper, and this year a rocket ship inspired by the latest SpaceX launch.
As a young girl, Lauren Freeman always loved helping people. Today, she is doing the same thing as an adult, by helping women build the confidence they need to enter the workforce or advance their careers. Lauren is the CEO of the Dress for Success Dallas chapter. Dress for Success is a nonprofit organization that helps women break out of the cycle of poverty by helping them reach their full potential. A hallmark of Dress for Success culture is providing women with professional attire to secure employment. However, what they offer is more than just a suit. According to Lauren, Dress for Success “is about guiding a woman along her career path and building her confidence and self-esteem to land the job of her dreams.”