Our mentors are extremely knowledgeable. Many are teachers and almost all have raised their own children and/or mentored others in the past. These mentors are matched with a student in their 3rd grade year and act as a support network until graduation in high school.

Sarah Arnold
Jim Benjamin
Lynne Burgess
Susan Connor
Fran D’Agostino – Team Leader, Middle School
Jackie Dixon
Rosalea Fisher
Jean Gray
Margaret Gray – Team Leader, High School
Diane Green
Richard Hahndorf, Jr.
Kathleen Heslin
Dee Hoo
Susan Horstmann
Kathy Joyce
Isabel Katz
Karen M. Kelly

Kathy King
Alice Knapp & Walter Young
Peter Lasalandra

Peter Lilienthal
Jami Lo Team Leader– High School
Paola Mallozzi
Bette Mocarski

Meg Mooar
Lisa Musilli – Team Leader, Elementary School
Betsy Nagurney
Karen Neems

Midge Pappas
Ralf and Arisleyda Riehl

Joyce & Jay Riemer
Timothy Rogers

Caroline Romans
Liz Rosano
Fred Rossetti

Sarah Santasiero
Janet Schneider
Marilyn Schlosser

Daina Schuman
Dianna Shattuck
Mara Siladi
Jeanne Simon & Jake Danziger

Maria Sosa
Susan Toliver
Gail G. Trell – Music Director
Tracy Vodola
Alma Weinberg
Cliff Wells
Kenneth & Lori Wentworth

Donna Wolff

Our Volunteers

Donna Hughes, Administration

Harriet Ketover, Teen Circle Facilitator

Gail G. Trell, Music Director

Bernie Weiss, Photographer

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.