Starr's 105th Anniversary

Stand Tall with Starr

October 6, 2018

Artwork by Dominic Pangborn

This year's 105th Anniversary Celebration, to be held at the Detroit Zoo, will celebrate Starr's successful approach to working with those we serve, in addition to our steadfast belief that all children have the innate power to transform into something bold and beautiful, and all children have the power to take flight and achieve their own greatness.

The event will feature a strolling dinner, great conversation, an open bar, and full access to the beautiful Wildlife Interpretive Gallery and Butterfly Garden.

Starr will also be presenting a few awards to honor child advocates and leaders from the greater community that share and live our values. The Oneness of Humankind Award will be presented to Joe and Clara Stewart for their devotion to philanthropy and their work in promoting equality, inclusion, and the healing of racism. The Child Advocacy Award will be presented to Lincoln Park School District for their district-wide efforts in meeting social and emotional needs and building resilience in their students. The 2018 Starr Alumni President Emeritus Award will be presented to Dr. James Pelt and Mr. George Wilson for their extraordinary service to Starr and to its Alumni Association. We are excited to honor each award winner, to share the spirit of service, and to feel the power one and oneness.

We hope you will join us for this great night of celebration, we hope you will continue to Stand Tall with Starr, and we hope you fly with us into our next 100 years of service!

Tickets are available until September 26 at

Thank you to our Gold and Silver sponsors!

Thank you to our Bronze sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – contact us at 517-629-5591 or email Sarah Wasil at

Thank you to our contributors:

County National Bank | DKSS CPAs & Advisors | Ed Morain | Firekeepers | Gallagher Uniform | Genoa Healthcare | Graphics-3 | Griffin Pest Control | MDR | Michigan International Speedway | Quality Engraving | Real Estate One Rosemary Davis | Viviano's | W.K. Kellogg Foundation | Willetts Technology

Your gift to Starr Commonwealth will help vulnerable families transform their lives. Every dollar goes directly to helping children, adults, families and communities thrive through proven, strength-based programs. Giving is secure and easy and will bring help and hope to children and their families.

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