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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Resilient Schools Project Set to Begin – Creating Spaces for All Children to Flourish

Group of Elementary Pupils In Classroom Answering QuestionStarr Commonwealth has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $500,000 from the Midland-based Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation to fund the Resilient Schools Project, a collaborative effort that will parallel the Albion-Marshall Resilient Communities Project, which is also being led by Starr Commonwealth. The Resilient Schools Project will initially be piloted in Harrington Elementary in Albion, Michigan, and will then expand to all Marshall Public Schools in the coming months and years to support the entire district.

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Thank You for Supporting the Night of Starrs!

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We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who supported our Night of Starrs event last week and helped make it such a success. Continue reading

You’re Invited to A Night of Starrs!

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You are invited to a Night of Starrs at Starr Commonwealth! This resilient communities fundraiser and awards event will be on April 19th from 6pm to 9pm, with a VIP reception from 5pm to 6pm for Platinum ticket holders.

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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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