Donor Spotlight: Patricia Schaefer

DSC_0006 - croppedPatricia Schaefer has been giving to Starr Commonwealth for so many years even she does not remember the catalyst behind it. “I don’t even remember – it could have been a presentation or a mailing – I’ve just plain forgotten how it all started!” she said on a recent visit.

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Employee Donor Spotlight: Shane Williamson

shaneAs a lifelong resident of Albion, Shane Williamson has grown up knowing about Starr Commonwealth. In 2014, he became the Director of Grants Management for Starr’s Advancement team, and began working with major foundations and individual donors to spread the news of Starr’s mission. “Working in Advancement was never part of my career plan,” Shane has said. “I didn’t grow up thinking; ‘I want to be a fundraiser’, but having found my career and home in this work, it calls me to do just as I ask so many to do in this field: To give. I feel good doing it each and every time.”

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Double Your Donation to Starr on Giving Tuesday!

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Bill and Susan Gillam.

Created as a social media movement, Giving Tuesday has become a global day of giving – a way for everyone to show how much they care for the nonprofits near and dear to their hearts. In conjunction with a donation of time and money, nonprofit supporters are able to spread the word about their organizations through social media posts and hashtags. This year, Giving Tuesday will be on November 29, 2016.

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We’ve Got News for #GivingTuesday 2016!

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Giving Tuesday this year is on November 29, and we’ve got some exciting news coming up!

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Flinn Foundation invests in Starr-PsychSystems Autism Center

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One of the many rooms where ABA therapy takes place at the PsychSystems Autism Center.

A $50,000 grant from the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation will improve the technology in Starr’s PsychSystems Autism Center, which provides center-based and home-based services to young people up to the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with autism. Continue reading