Being a Sponsor
Sponsors make our program possible. Each Star Kid is matched with an individual sponsor or a group willing to contribute toward the student’s education. Sponsorships allow our Star Kids to attend “effective” schools – small, mission-based, autonomous, culturally appropriate, non-public neighborhood schools. Sponsors are able to see the direct impact they are having on a Star Kid’s life when they receive the child’s report card, school photo, letter from the Executive Director, and a thank you note from the student. Sponsors may meet their student, or choose to remain anonymous. The sponsor may also choose to become the Student’s Mentor. Statistics show that a child is more likely to succeed if they know that someone is interested in their success.
“I think about the Star Kids Scholarship Program with my heart and my head. Opening the doors to schools that offer academic, spiritual and personalized instruction is an act that speaks to my heart. Investing in the success of a child through education, often avoids the horrendous costs associated with incarceration and substance abuse, and that speaks directly to my mind.” Ken Moldow, Sponsor/Co-President, Newport/Fall River Star Kids Board of Directors
Who Can Be a Sponsor?
There are many unique ways to sponsor a Star Kid.
- Group of Friends
- Company or Employee (matching funds)
- Private Fundraising Events (e.g., cocktail party, croquet tournament, marathon running)
What are the Sponsorship Levels?
- Full Scholarship Sponsors: $4,000 (grades K-8); $4,500 (grades 9-12) annually.
- Partial Scholarships Sponsors: $2,000 or more annually.
- Scholarship Fund Donors: any amount in support of tuition, after-school programs, summer camps, tutoring, and uniforms.
How Do I find out more about the program?
To learn more about becoming a sponsor in Newport County, RI or Fall River, MA, please contact Kathy Giblin Start, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 848-4187. The Executive Director and members of our Board are happy to meet with you.
Private Fundraising Sponsorship:
Kate and Chris Greenman hosted 50+ guests for an afternoon of croquet fun where they could test their croquet skills. Myra Kirby walked away with the trophy after facing Buddy Hill in the championship round. Over $3,000 was raised for Star Kids.
Each year, the Knitting & Quilting Volunteers, an incredibly talented and dedicated group of women from the Tiverton Senior Center in Tiverton, RI, knit hats, scarves, sweaters, blankets and more with their “magic hands”, all to benefit Star Kids. Their annual sales help support scholarships for children in the program.