A Welcome From Our Honorary Co-Chairs

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Great Hearts Gala, the seventh annual benefit event for Starfish Family Services! This year we are excited to honor Beaumont Health with the Great Hearts Award at Ford Field on Friday, May 18. It will be an evening to remember filled with great friends and colleagues, all of whom are helping to build our community by helping one child and one family at a time.

We are honored to chair this year’s gala – celebrating the life-changing work of Starfish Family Services and Beaumont Health.  Both organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families across Metropolitan Detroit.

The Great Hearts Award is an annual recognition of an individual or organization that is making a profound difference in the lives of our families. Beaumont Health and Starfish have worked together for the past 20 years to build a stronger, healthier, shared community. Beaumont and Starfish are champions of integrated health care which promotes comprehensive treatment plans to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient. One example of this partnership has been the integration of Starfish clinical staff into the Beaumont labor and delivery units, providing critical behavioral health support to at-risk moms.

Funds raised at this year’s gala will directly benefit key initiatives like building resiliency in children who have experience trauma, strengthening the parent-child bond and empowering parents to help build confidence, knowledge and skills to ensure strong, healthy families.

Mark your calendars for Friday May 18 at Ford Field. We look forward to a memorable evening of celebration!

Yours truly,

Diana & Steve Howard
Honorary Co-Chairs

Karen & Patrick Smithbauer
Honorary Co-Chairs