The STARS Foundation
Help us to provide continued services to all participants of The STARS Foundation. This Fine Arts school fosters individual growth by offering music, dance, theatre, art, and languages at the same time cultivating self confidence through hard work and dedication.
The STARS Foundation has pioneered an unprecedented program encompassing 6 counties within 120 mile radius for the past 4 years. Our student enrollment has steadily grown from 168 to over 325 (a 90% growth increase over the past 4 years) participants with a waiting list of (over) 70 students. STARS stands for “Studying, Teaching And Returning Service”. Members of STARS have the opportunity to participate in community service to supplement the cost of the program. The most rewarding part of the STARS program is enhancing the growth potential of not only children, but adults as well, who have a desire to learn and develop their skills.
With your help all funds raised will allow STARS the opportunity to ensure continued success. This foundation is rich with experience and love; however, the many programs offered in one place challenge our annual budget (listed below):
- We hold 2 (free) public dance programs and 2 (free) Orchestra concerts each year $8,000
- We perform 2 Theatrical Broadway Productions annually (2015-Little Mermaid/Annie) $15,000
- Sponsor 10 actors to go to Theatrical Training Camp at a Professional Local Theater Program $3,000
- Orchestra Equipment (Timpani...) $15,000
- Annual overhead expenses (rent, utilities, supplies, insurance, advertising, etc.) $29,000
- Stipends for instructors $24,000 (Never been available)
Our goal for this event is to raise enough money to strengthen every program offered to our community as well as promote a stress free environment for everyone. It requires a lot of "behind the scenes" maintenance in order to sustain quality programs. The STARS Foundation Executive Director and Founder is involved at every level with grant writing, fundraising, teaching, recruiting volunteers and designing each program since the doors opened 4 years ago, without compensation. The rising cost of providing these services, coupled with an accelerated growth rate has significantly impacted our local sponsors financially. We are reaching out to help make dreams come true.
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Visit our website for details of all programs offered ~ thestarsfoundation.org.