History

Started in 2015 by ABC7 San Francisco News Anchor Dan Ashley, Rock The CASA is a labor of love combining Dan’s passions in music, philanthropy, community, and helping children in need.

The annual Rock The CASA benefit concert has raised over $150k to support CASA of Contra Costa County and Friends of Camp Concord. The event has sold-out 2 years in a row and will continue to grow in order to help more kids and make the world a little bit brighter.

The inaugural Rock the CASA concert was held in June 2015 and was billed as “an evening of music to support children in need.” That night, before a capacity crowd, legendary rocker Eddie Money took the stage. The night was an overwhelming success and set the groundwork for the next concert in March of 2016. That night, multi-platinum band REO Speedwagon performed for a soldout concert experience not typically seen in the quaint city.

From its inception, Rock the CASA has had tremendous sponsor support from top-tier companies and charitable foundations including the Simpson Family, John Muir Health, Taube Philanthropies, Mt. Diablo Recycling, San Jose Sharks Foundation, Wells Fargo, Phillips 66, Cole European, Scott Valley Bank, Mancini’s Sleepworld, PG&E, DVC, Stiffel, and many others.

Dan Ashley’s Rock the CASA has created a winning combination. Great music, community support, and corporate sponsorship are all working in harmony to benefit two robust organizations that are dedicated to serving children in need; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC).

Purpose

Rock The CASA is a California non-profit public charity founded by ABC-7 New Anchor Dan Ashley for the purpose of benefiting charitable organizations that serve children in need.

Through a premier annual musical event, RTC generates funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates, which provides volunteers to serve children placed into the foster care system because of abuse or neglect at home. The Rock the CASA annual concert also distributes an equal percentage of the proceeds to Friends of Camp Concord, which sends hundreds of under-served children to summer camp at Lake Tahoe each year.

Board of Directors

DAN ASHLEY
DAN ASHLEYFounder, President, & ABC7 News Anchor
BILL BAER
BILL BAERPresident Baerclaw Productions
PHYLLIS PARSONS
PHYLLIS PARSONSPresident - The Parsons Company
CHARLIE MEAD
CHARLIE MEADExecutive Director - CASA of CCC (2008-15)
VINTAGE FOSTER
VINTAGE FOSTERPresident - AMF Media Group
DAVE GOLDMAN
DAVE GOLDMANExecutive Director - Camp Concord
DAMIAN DE LA ROSA
DAMIAN DE LA ROSABusiness Consultant

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