Starfish Connection is a volunteer mentor organization. Thank you to all our generous donors for their gifts this past year!


2022 Corporate and Foundation Grants

Betsy & Arthur Selkowitz Family Foundation
Claire L. Helsing Foundation
Credit Suisse
First County Bank Foundation
Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, Inc.
Herbert & Sarah M. Gibor Charitable Foundation

The Knobloch Fund at FCCF
Louis J. Casale Jr. Charitable Fund
Round Hill Community Church
Speedway Children’s Charities, NH Chapter
St. Francis Episcopal Church
St. John’s Community Foundation
Stamford Rotary Trust Fund

2022 Community Partners

Anne Mochulsky, Balancing Act Financials
Atelier Constantin Popescu Music
The Ballet School, Stamford
Bartlett Arboretum
Beyond Limits
Bruce Museum
Thomas Cassone, Attorney at Law
Chelsea Piers
Crescendo Music
Curtain Call
David’s Soundview Catering
Fairfield Pizza
Ferguson Library
Future 5
Girl Scouts of CT
Greenwich Academy, GATE Program
Greenwich Music
Intempo Music School
Jewish Community Center
Mill River Collaborative
Nora’s OvenWorks
JD Ospina

Pathfinders Adventure Camp
Pinot Palette
Pro Bono Partnerships
The Residence at Summer Street
Sacred Heart Greenwich, Summer Program
Dr. Steven Shaby
Stamford Board of Recreation
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Stamford Music and Arts Academy
Stamford Peace Youth Foundation
Stamford Public Schools
Stamford Symphony
Stamford Twin Rinks
Stamford Youth Services Bureau
Stamford Youth Soccer League
Temple Shalom Nursery School
Terry Conners Rink
Women’s Mentoring Network
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
YMCA of Stamford
Young Artists Philharmonic

2022 Individual Gifts

Kenneth & Gwenda Asher
Edmund N. Barker
Benevity Direct Donation
Lynne & Joshua Berrett
Ellen Bromley & Tom Gizicki
Lynne Burgess
Joan Byrne
Trish Carroll & Dick Strahota
Jeff & Valerie Cohen
Robert E. Diefenbach
Irene Durand-Bryan
Heidi Fieldston & Howard Ostroff
Rosalea and Richard Fisher
Nancy & Richard Freedman
Donna & Ed Fuhrman
Lise Gordon
Margaret Diefenbach Gray & Stuart King Gray
Diane & Henry Green
Barbara & Edward Guttman
Ginny L. Gwynn & Jon Bellis
Karen & Dennis Hannigan
Jevera and Bill Hennessey
Duane & Leana Hill
Zeena Hine
Stephen Hoffman
Suzanne Horn and Norman Stone

Allison Horton
Donna S. Hughes
JustGive-Great Profits
Karen M. Kelly
Joan & Jerry Kranz
Jennifer & Mark Lapine
Dr. KM Steve Lo & Jami Keoghan Lo
Judith S. & Mark G. Lowenstein
Gene R. Martin
David Martin
Rachel McCormack-The Boyd Law Group
Maria J. Millan & Antonio M. Sieira
Mario P. & Lisa J. Musilli
Roslyn & Merritt Nesin
Heidi and Howard Ostroff
Marilyn Z. Ott
Dawn Randall
Timothy G. Rogers
Caroline Ward Romans
Elizabeth Rubin
Janet & Marc Schneider
Judy Schneiderman
Judy & David Singer
Kimberly & Greg Spies
Stamford Democratic Committee
Lauren & Steve Strelsin
Todd Thomas, Connecticut Health Foundation
Kathryn Walsh & Wesley Romansky
Donna Wolff

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.