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


2023 Corporate and Foundation Grants

Round Hill Community Church, Inc
Claire L. Helsing Foundation
St Francis Episcopal Church
Kiwanis Club of Stamford
Grace Fippinger Foundation

Louis Casale Jr. Charitable Fund
Fidelity Charitable Fund
Hill Family Fund
William Knobloch Foundation
First County Bank Foundation

2023 Individual Gifts

Kenneth & Gwenda Asher
Edmund Barker
Wendy Baskin
Joshua & Lynne Berrett
Ellen Bromley & Tom Gizicki
Irene & Joe Bryan
Lynne Burgess
Trish Carroll & Richard Strahota
Lizhi Chen
Jeff Cohen
Heidi Fieldston & Howard Ostroff
Rosalea & Dick Fisher
Michael Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Freedman
John Gol
Lise Gordon

Diane & Henry Green
Barbara & Ed Guttman
Karen & Dennis Hannigan
Jevera Hennessey
Stephen Hoffman
Suzanne Horn
Barbara Kasmin & Arthur Wernicke
Isabel Katz & Daniel Thompson
Karen M. Kelly
Joan & Jerry Kranz
Susan P. Nagel Krieger
Carol and Peter Lilienthal
K.M. Steve Lo
Judith & Mark Lowenstein
David Martin
Gene R. Martin

Maria Millan
Dori Mitzi
Lisa & Mario Musilli
Roslyn & Merritt Nesin
Rich & Robin Redness
Timothy Rogers
Janet & Marc Schneider
Greg Schneider
Arthur & Betsy Selkowitz
Diane & Dr. Steven Shaby
Kimberly & Greg Spies
James Terry
Gail Trell
Janet Ursone
Kathy Walsh & Wes Romansky
Kendall Will
Robert Wolf

2023 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
Fairfield Pizza
Ferguson Library
Future 5
Girl Scouts of CT
Greenwich Academy, GATE Program
Intempo Music School
Jewish Community Center
Mill River Collaborative

J.D. Ospina
Pinot Palette
The Residence at Summer Street
Sacred Heart Greenwich, Summer Program
Dr. Steven Shaby
Stamford 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
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
YMCA of Stamford

The mission of Starfish Connection is to address Stamford’s opportunity 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 to support after school and summer enrichment activities for these academically talented Stamford youth. If you would like to make a tax-deductible
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.