Each year Starfish Family Services hosts a gala benefitting children and their families. This memorable evening features a cocktail reception, dinner, live entertainment and recognition of our Great Hearts Award Honoree(s).

In 2012, Starfish hosted the very first Evening for Starfish: Turning the Tide for Children. The event, hosted at The Henry Dearborn and honoring the Ford Volunteer Corps, welcomed more than 350 attendees.  In 2015, our gala at the Cobo Center in Detroit, honoring Rebecca A. Boylan and Thomas W. Sidlik, was attended by more than 450 guests.

Our 2016 Gala was held on June 10 at Detroit’s Eastern Market. The funds raised that evening will help fund programs and initiatives like Starfish University, designed to offer parents a variety of accessible educational opportunities and support that strengthen families and empower parents to serve as their child’s best teacher, role model, and advocate.

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