Help Prevent the Summer Slide with Starr!

DSC_0176For many kids, summer means that they will no longer be actively engaging in academic activities. Without the daily support school provides, they can begin to regress in their reading abilities in a phenomenon known as the Summer Slide.

On average, students can lose up to two months of reading skills over the summer, and low-income students can lose more than that. This decrease in performance, called the Summer Slide, can lead to lower graduation rates among students, and we need your help to prevent it.

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An Easy Way to Plan for Starr’s Future

iStock_000002169669LargeLike many Americans, you are probably aware that the accumulation of assets in your retirement plan can be the basis for a financially secure future. To ensure that your retirement assets are put to good use after your lifetime, consider the benefits of using them for a charitable gift.

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Our Second Annual Night of Starrs Was a Success!

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Elizabeth Carey with Stand Tall Award winners Hazel Lias, Hans Schuler, and Brenda Hunt.

Last week, Starr Commonwealth continued the tradition of honoring local heroes for children with our Second Annual Night of Starrs. Hazel Maxine Martin-Lias from Albion, Brenda L. Hunt from Battle Creek, and Hans Schuler from Marshall were each presented with the Stand Tall Award and celebrated for their dedication to the basic tenets of Starr’s mission: creating positive environments where children and families can flourish.

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Second Annual Night of Starrs!

NOS-2018-InstagramSaveTheDateImage(1)We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second annual Night of Starrs event on April 11, 2018! To celebrate the strong spirit of generosity within our backyard, Starr Commonwealth will be presenting local leaders and champions for children with the Stand Tall Award, which honors leaders that share our commitment of the creating positive environments for children and families to flourish.

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Donor Spotlight: Dr. Larraine Matusak

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Dr. Larraine Matusak and Starr’s President and CEO Elizabeth Carey

There are many ways to become a donor to an organization like Starr Commonwealth: you can volunteer your time, make monetary contributions, or create a planned gift to continue your contributions after you pass. Or, if you are Dr. Larraine Matusak, you can do all three.

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