Updated: Oct 8, 2020

2020 Shining Star Celebration, A Virtual Celebration

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us – our organization, our community and our country. However, the resiliency of Starfish Scholars during this time has been inspiring. For this reason, we must continue our steadfast efforts to prepare these bright stars for future collegial and career success!

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Please join us virtually on Thursday, October 8th at 7 pm to support our Scholars at our Annual Shining Star Celebration! Emcee Rafael Sanchez of RTV6 and special guests will host the virtual broadcast from Daniel’s Vineyard straight into the comfort of your home.

While slightly different from past events, this year’s celebration promises to be an enriching experience that highlights all the best of Starfish, its scholars and mentors. We will celebrate our scholar’s accomplishments, hear stories of how Starfish has impacted the lives of central Indiana teens, and connect with mentors who have committed to supporting scholars in their journey to becoming the future leaders of tomorrow.

Make your plans to join us at the 2020 Virtual Shining Star Celebration live streamed from Daniel's Vineyard on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 pm. The live streamed event will be appear on Facebook Live.

This year's honorary chair is Commissioner Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The event will be hosted by Rafael Sanchez of WRTV6.

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000. Make your commitment today by pledging a donation to support this ongoing scholar programming and support. Your gift will be recognized as part of the virtual paddle raise! Donations can be made online or by mail:

Donate Online at: 2020 Shining Star Celebration

Mail: Starfish Initiative

2020 Shining Star Celebration

2955 N. Meridian St. Suite 101

Indianapolis, IN 46208

We are excited to celebrate 17 years of “Making a Difference to that One,” and we appreciate your continued commitment to supporting scholars in their journey.

For more information, please visit or contact us at 317.588.6300.

We look forward to you joining us on October 8, 2020.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available