ILLUMINATING ABILITIES: A DAY OF GIVING

7th Annual STAR Gala

Co-chairs: Kelly Assaad and Christa Mangiello
2024 STAR GALA: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

An inspiring success!

STARability Foundation’s 6th Annual STAR Gala: The Adventure Begins raised more than $2.8 million to support innovative, life-changing programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Collier County. Over 600 guests at the sold-out event enjoyed an inspirational evening at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón celebrating the journey and stories of STARability’s STAR participants, their families and friends.  

Inspired by the poem, “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley, which describes the experience of raising a child with a disability as an unexpected journey, the Gala featured a thematic twist that transported guests from the iconic landmarks of Italy to the colorful landscapes of Holland – all of which was revealed the night of the fundraiser.  

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2025
3-8 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón

Tickets will be available soon. Click below to view our sponsorship opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in 2025!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors, patrons, host and event committee, funds raised will help to preserve and expand our innovative programs and life-transforming services in Collier County.