Starfish Celebration Luncheon

You’re Invited!

Starfish Celebration Luncheon: A Virtual Gathering of Friends

Friday, June 25, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Please join us for an hour of power, where we will share stories of impact and strength. The last year has shone a bright light on how interconnected our lives are, and we have witnessed the inspiring resilience of children, families, teachers, and communities. Together, let’s honor this determination, share our gratitude, and build a thriving tomorrow for all children.

There is no cost to attend, and you can participate virtually from anywhere! There will be an opportunity to give generously and partner with Starfish to strengthen families to create brighter futures for children. Whether you watch at work, home, or even in the park – we’re excited to welcome you. Register today and let us know you’ll be joining us.

Ways To Help

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship is a dynamic and visible way to support Starfish Family Services. We welcome partners at a variety of levels to show their commitment to the children and families of Metro Detroit. Many of our corporate friends have been steadfast in their support of Starfish and prior events, which has helped us grow and prepare for the exciting chapter ahead. 

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Acknowledgment at virtual event – Verbal recognition during the program; logo placement on online platform, and in Virtual Gratitude materials
  • General recognition – Logo placement for one year on Starfish website, on large welcome monitor @ Starfish HQ lobby, and in at least one edition of quarterly Starfish newsletter
  • Social Media – Story spotlight on social media, and engagement in media opportunities
  • Invitation to Virtual Pre-Event Toast with Special Friends, including advance Starfish Celebration & Swag Box delivered to you
  • Opportunity to inspire event guests through financial support of Challenge Pool
  • Invitation to VIP Reception at Starfish’s Early Childhood Education Center @ Marygrove in late September
  • Exclusive opportunity to visit Starfish’s Early Childhood Education Center @ Marygrove (with up to 10 guests) including a customized tour and light reception 
  • Starfish Family Services virtual meeting background                                

Our sponsorship team is eager to work with you to create a custom sponsorship opportunity which aligns with your corporate marketing and philanthropic goals for 2021.

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We would like to thank the following individuals and companies for their generous support of this year’s Starfish Luncheon


Presenting Sponsor:

Diamond Sponsors:

  • Rebecca A. Boylan & Thomas W. Sidlik
  • Lauren & Phillip Fisher
  • Emily & Henry Ford III

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

  • Jennifer & Chris Granger
  • Ann & Scott Kalass
  • Karla & Howard Morris
  • Karen & Patrick Smithbauer
  • Cooper Standard
  • Goyette Mechanical Co.
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • PNC Bank

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Marjorie & Roy Furman
  • Carla & Christopher Jones
  • Doeren Mayhew
  • Marcia Nunn
  • Rachel & Joshua Opperer
  • Janet & Lawrence Witkowski
  • Comcast
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Meridian
  • PCE Systems
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • World Heritage Foundation – Prechter Family Fund

Table Sponsors:

  • Gretchen & Ethan Davidson
  • Steve Holda
  • Jody Waits
  • David Williams
  • Northern Trust

Become a Virtual Table Host

What does it mean to be a Virtual Table Host?

While the Starfish Celebration Luncheon will be hosted virtually this year – we’re still looking to fill the “lunchroom!” Virtual table hosts will host a table, invite friends and family to attend, and be part of this special day. We suggest that tables consist of 8 to 10 people—and of course, you are welcome to host more than one table.

Your guests are welcome to watch directly via our accessible viewing link (particularly if they are in another time zone) – or – you can organize a virtual table. Some virtual table hosts may even feel safe enough to host a small viewing party in person. If you decide to gather with your friends and family virtually, feel free to set up a “watch party” using any video meeting tool that you prefer. Here are some well-known tools to consider:

Please email Beth Adas ( to sign up as a Virtual Table Host and so that we can support your efforts!

Sign up today to become at Virtual Table Host

  • Get Started: We’ll provide you with everything you need to get started – easy instructions to make it smooth and accessible.
  • Schedule and Invite: After you schedule your watch party, be sure to create a calendar appointment with the details and send it directly to your guests so they have it on their calendar.
  • Tune in Together: Get inspired, and make a huge difference for children and families.

As an added bonus, Virtual Table Hosts will be invited to our Pre-Event Toast with Special Friends the evening of June 22 – including a Starfish Party & Swag Box delivered to you!

Download the information sheet!

All questions welcome. We’re so excited for you and your loved ones to join us for an hour of hope and inspiration.

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Contact Us with Questions:

Have a question or an idea to share? Need clarification or have a unique request?

We’re here to help! Please contact:

Stacie Marentette
(313) 247-1851