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STAR Gala 2020: Live Auction Sneak Peek!

The live auction at this year’s STAR Gala promises exciting lots! See an overview of the fabulous packages below, click here for more detailed descriptions of each lot, and then Bid for the Stars! A one-week stay in Napa Valley for six people as guests of Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo A one-night stay and wine-pairing dinner for 14 people at a private resort-style property on Keewaydin Island A four-course Farm-to-Table Dinner for eight people by local Celebrity Chef Brian Roland and…

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STAR Store Continues to Grow

What a wonderful past few months the STAR Store has seen! For starters, the store became an official member of the Naples Design District, Naples’ premier creative quarter. STARability is excited to be a part of this up-and-coming community of established and burgeoning businesses. The store saw a series of exciting events, as well, not the least of which was its grand opening in October! Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to help make the event such…

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STAR Business Spotlight: Stofft Cooney Architects

Here at the STARability Foundation, we count on community support to help us achieve our goal of an inclusive community and transform the lives of our participants. We are so thankful to those businesses and organizations who believe in STARability’s mission, and we’ve decided to highlight one “STAR Business” each quarter. Our first STAR Business Spotlight is on a true pillar of STARability’s success, Stofft Cooney Architects. At Stofft Cooney Architects, Randall Stofft and John Cooney design and oversee…

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MESSAGE FROM BOARD PRESIDENT: Counting Down to the STAR Gala!

Happy New Year! We are officially counting down to our STAR Gala on Feb. 29 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Last year’s gala was our biggest and best event to date, and we are setting our goals even higher this year. We are poised for unprecedented growth in 2020, and I am hoping to see you among the smiling faces joining us for this glittering, golden evening. Our gala is one of my favorite Naples events. With our…

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Air Bar Blowouts & Extensions Receives STAR Award

This November, The STARability Foundation was pleased to present its third STAR Award to Air Bar Blowouts & Extensions. The STAR Award recognizes exemplary community partnership and commitment to inclusive employment demonstrated by local businesses and organizations. Air Bar hired STARability and Trailblazer Academy participant Tori Georgelos in May of 2019 to work two mornings a week washing and folding the salon’s laundry; setting out clean towels in the restrooms and heaters; wiping down windows, counters and chairs for customers;…

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