Starfish Connection Board of Directors (2020)

David R. Martin, President
Kathryn Walsh, Secretary
Jeff Cohen
Barbara Guttman
Jennifer W. Lapine
Jeanie Melfi-Smith
Maria Millan, Parent Facilitator

Judith Singer, Ph.D.
Janet Schneider
Donna Wolff, Ph.D., Executive Director (ex officio) and mentor


Executive Director: Donna Wolff, Ph.D.

The mission of Starfish Connection is to address Stamford’s academic achievement gap by providing long-term mentoring, after-school and summer enrichment programs, and educational support to promising students from the city’s underserved families. We pair a mentor with a student, one-on-one to provide these resources.

The Starfish Connection is a 501c3 corporation. We rely on generous contributions like yours to fulfill our mission. Your donation will be used solely to support after school and summer enrichment activities for these academically talented Stamford youth. If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to the Starfish Connection, please do so on our donation page!

Our Founder and Inspiration

The Starfish Connection website is dedicated to the memory of our cofounder, Judith Martin. Judy and her husband David had a dream of enriching and changing the lives of promising Stamford young people.