3826 Gaines Ct. Austin, TX 78735

Changing our World

Changing our World… Effecting Better!

My grandparents obtained custody of my sister and me as toddlers. Under their influence I have always been made aware of those who have less, and struggle. It is a natural response now for me to go above expectations, to help and serve others. Through my school years, into an initial career choice of ministry, through specific needs/issues and supporting the non-profits that are making our world better… I am proud of my continued service to others in my world hoping to change our world collectively.

Here are some of the various ways that I have given my time, energy, and resources. (Please note: If a logo is available please Clickthru and learn more about each.)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes.

The CASA is a volunteer who need not be an attorney, whose role is to gather information and make recommendations to the judge, while the Guardian ad litem is an attorney whose role is to represent the child’slegal interests.

According to National CASA Association, today there are more than 70,000 advocates serving in nearly 1,000 state and local program offices nationwide. Because of these volunteers, each year nearly a quarter of a million children are assisted through CASA services.

CASA of Tarrant County, Ft. Worth, TX


I was a staff member in the role of Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, and assisted our Executive Director with development, special events, marketing, legislative public policy, and thecreation of HALO Society, a support group to CASA, and the families they serve, made up of local professionals.

I am licensed for child adoption (non active).

Texas CASA, Austin, TX


Texas CASA’s mission is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system. “Every Child Has a Chance…it’s you!”

I served Texas CASA and specific designated programs as an independent (non-employee) Contracted Consultant as a Volunteer Management Specialist and Coach for the recruitment and retention, of more Advocates to volunteer statewide.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving ( MADD) https://www.madd.org/southeast-texas/

MADD was incorporated on September 5, 1980, the mission or purposes of MADD as stated in its Articles of Incorporation were “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving.”

I served on staff as the S.E. Texas Regional Coordinator of Community & Volunteer Resources for this 10 county region.

Jewels for a Jewel – Adding the new step for abused women

I created this new “step” to the process of when an abused woman escapes her horrible home and makes it to a shelter…any shelter all over the United States. Many of these victims escape with nothing. Barely the clothes on their backs. No belongings.

It is a simple, available resource in every town. This “party” is done in homes, or offices, or any gathering. Women are invited and encouraged to go through their jewelry box and separate out the pieces of jewelry ( earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, pins, brooches, etc. etc.) that are not broken, damaged. Bringing this jewelry to the party these pieces are separated and bagged as sets, or individually, and labeled “Jewels for a Jewel…because you are one!”. Women everywhere have thousands…literally…of pieces of jewelry that they have not worn in years and jewelry that is NOT sentimental.

So, when the abused woman enters care they are told, as usual, “come over here and here are some toiletries and care items. And here is some clothing for you.” We then can help them add, “ And come over here and please choose some jewelry. Would you like a pin, a watch, some earrings, a couple of necklaces…whatever you want to remind you that you are A Jewel!” (website under construction.)

Parties have been held in Sugar Land (Houston), Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, and San Diego.

Ft. Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce http://www.fwmbcc.org/

While working at CASA of Tarrant County, I was very involved and active through the FWMBCC in outreach and connections. I served as a volunteer member on various committees, luncheons, and special events. I also participated in a diversity presentation. I was surprised when I helped plan and orchestrate their annual Community Awards luncheon and was presented with the “He Soars With Eagles” (their highest award) for the work I did for the African American children of Ft. Worth. Also participated in various events, and the Juneteenth Parade.

Celebration of Life Foundation

Through my church affiliation, in Fort Worth, I helped to create this foundation in support and assistance with people living with HIV/AIDS. Served to create a working Board of Directors, fundraising events including the Hats Off to Ruta Lee tribute that included notables and stars including Debbie Reynolds, Jim Nabors, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Carter, Dom Deloise, Phyllis Diller, the family of John Wayne, and more. The foundation gave assistance and helps in the form of dental services, adult day care, and also to abandoned children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS.

Various Churches

My service to my church is my service to my God. Since my first year of college I have served both as a paid staff person and then active member. The church affiliations have included Southern Baptist, United Methodist, Non- Denominational, United Church of Christ, and more. This involvement reached a varied number of people from 2 to over 2000 with duties, committees, teams, and responsibilities include:

  • Chairperson for Outreach, Evangelism, and church membership growth
  • Creator of specific focus for Senior Adults for support, Ministry, social and help activities. These Groups were called “SAM” and “Fun Folks”.
  • Creator and facilitator for 2 different groups of a Sunday School nature:
    • C3- Christ, College, & Career” for young adults ages 18-25.
    • “Around the Kitchen Table Class” for adults ages 18-118. Very open and bi-partisan in beliefs, politics, faith, and life…all in harmony!
  • Chairperson and coordinator for many events for awareness and Fundraising including:
    • Themed dinners
    • Summer Theater productions- directed and produced various known and original staged presentations. Also incorporating theater presentations in worship settings and services.
    • Helped create “La Posada”for Hispanic/Latino connections and ministries that was a processional of the Holy Family through the neighborhood and ending at a festival including live donkey, camels, and other animals.
  • Coordinated “The Posse”. This was a group of friends/ volunteers that quietly served the church in various ways:
    • Decorating the church, completely, in mind blowing Advent and Christmas décor.
    • Hosted breakfasts for Choir, Usher, Teachers, and Staff appreciations
    • Coordinated Poinsettias, and Easter Lily sales for church presentation AND delivery to Senior adults that were homebound.
    • Responsible for specific areas during Fall Festivals.

  • Writer, presenter of various “points to ponder” brief presentations in worship, “Hanging of the Greens”multimedia worship services, and original plays including “The Women Behind the Crucifixion” an all-female castpresenting new considerations for Holy Week.
  • Volunteer Captain at “Finish Line” of the “ Tanqueray AIDS Bike Ride” Dallas Texas
  • Board chair for “Log Cabin Village” Fort Worth, Texas
  • City of Houston Drug and Addiction Coalition
  • Book drive with the Retired Ft Worth ISD Employee club
  • Board service for “The Williams School”, also known as “The Homeschool Academy” in Missouri City, Texas. A school for children diagnosed with dyslexia and other challenges to traditional learning.
  • Created the “St. Valentine’s Day Cowboy Sweetheart Ball” in Liberty, Texas for support and fundraising of local charities.
  • Team Leader for “Relay of Life”for American Cancer Society
  • Chairperson of the Board for “Eve of the Eve” party supporting HIV/AIDS children in Houston, Texas
  • Recognized citizen from The National Association of Women in Construction for work with abused children and women.

Dave Anderson Phone: 817-521-2386 Address: 3826 Gaines Ct. Austin, TX 78735 DaveAndersonsWorld@gmail.com

Quotes/ Reviews

“Dave embodies the perfect balance of the consummate professional with compassion and empathy. His accomplishments demonstrate his ability and potential for success…an asset to anyone. His conscientiousness and compassion show in everything he does! True ingenious, creative, methodical in problem solving all done with passion and contagious enthusiasm.” - Dr. Cheryl Fasullo, retired professor of Sociology, San Jacinto College, Houston, Tx

“Dave Anderson is able to deliver everything as agreed. He not only became acquainted with our various processes and operations of our business, but did it without any limitations! We are anxious to continue our partnership with Dave!” - Diana Booth, CASA of the Coastal Bend Communications Director, Corpus Christi, Tx

“Dave is a visionary. I saw him effectively change the driest area of children’s educational programming into a vibrant and dynamic way to engage families. Dave empowers and equips others through passion, energy, and care to pursue live with similar values. I am forever thankful for him.” -.” Kris Bagley, United Methodist Pastor, Houston, Tx

“ Dave Anderson is a compassionate, tireless, and committed advocate. His marketing, communication and organizational skills are natural, insightful and extraordinary. Dave is a unique mix of intuition, vision, and energy and is a true gift to any organization.”-Dave Marx, President, Marx InDigital- Innovative Marketing/Digital Solutions, Milwaukee and Dallas/Ft.Worth

“Dave’s wonderfully creative ideas, and encouragement, made a very real difference in the lives of children who would’ve been left out without the advocacy they needed. Dave is someone you’ll want on your team!” -Vicki Robertson, Executive Director, CASA of North Texas, Gainesville, Tx

Ðave is an innovative and natural leader, he’s invigorated by moving forward and people naturally gravitate to him and follow his lead. He is creative, motivational, and loyal; THE person you want to be dedicated to your behalf.” -Kelly Carpenter, Associate Director of Leadership Development, North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

“Dave Anderson is the most motivated and passionate team developer we have ever used! His ideas are innovative and easily implemented!” -Lyn White, Executive Director, CASA of the Permian Basin Area, Odessa, Tx

“I have known Dave Anderson since joining our staff in 2010. His greater than life personality, experience, community engagement, event planning skills, outreach capabilities, empathy and compassion makes him a success for whatever he pursues.” -.” Julio Zaghi, Manager of Victim Services, MADD Southeast Texas, Houston, Tx

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