The Starr Alumni Association has been an asset for former students for many years, providing not only a network but an emotional support system for our youth after they leave our programs. While planning our Alumni Cookout, we had the opportunity to talk with two former presidents of the Alumni Association, Dr. Jim Pelt and Mr. George Wilson, about their dedication to Starr and what the Alumni Association means to them.
The Starr Alumni Association, in partnership with Starr Commonwealth, Starr Albion Prep, and the Board of Trustees, will be hosting a cookout on Friday, August 17, 2018. This event is open to alumni and former staff members who would like to reconnect with each other, share stories of their time at Starr, and spend some time with current students and Starr supporters.
Every year, Michigan Community Action (MCA), a group that provides many services for Michigan residents across multiple counties, holds their Community Action Awards. These awards recognize the achievements and hard work of clients and volunteers whose contributions are aligned with the Community Action mission of reducing poverty and changing lives in Michigan. This year, one of the Volunteer of the Year Awards went Starr Albion Prep for their volunteer work in Calhoun, Branch, St. Joseph, and Barry Counties.
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.
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.