2020 STAR Gala

We hope you will join us in supporting the STARability Foundation through its annual STAR Gala on February 29, 2020, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Our goal is to raise funds to sustain and expand STARability’s innovative programs and services that shine light on ability, not disability. Your sponsorship and ticket purchases will make a difference in the lives of our more than 270 STARability members and their families.

The theme of this year’s STAR Gala is “Glamour & Gold.” The color gold is associated with love, compassion, courage and magic. We have a fun and inspiring evening planned with a sparkling cocktail hour, exciting silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and more!

Our children, Brett Cooney and Tori Georgelos, have participated in the various programs offered through STARability since they aged out of school at 22 years old and have benefitted immensely from the instruction and experiences that have developed their lives, work, and social skills. Both are now 24 and are bubbly, wonderful, capable young adults, who along with other STARability participants have a purpose in their lives. They’re blossoming alongside their peers through these vital programs. We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to give back and are dedicated to supporting this stellar organization through the fundraising efforts of the STAR Gala as Co-Chairs of the 2020 event.”

– Carrie Cooney & Laura Georgelos

Last year’s gala, with over 500 attendees, raised more than $760,000 and was one of the most popular events of the season. Your support will make 2020 another great success and will help transform the lives of special needs individuals in our community.

COMING SOON! Descriptions of sponsorship levels and benefits, as well as a sponsorship commitment form. If you are interested in sponsorships or for more information, please call 239.594.9007 or email


Carrie Cooney (Event Chair); Laura Georgelos (Event Chair); Jenny Haire (Auction Chair); Allison Baker; Corinne Cassaday; Rick Gallo (Auctioneer); Judy Gilman; Merrylee Kandel; Barbie Kellam; Elizabeth Kurtz; Kathy Moynihan; Allison Rainey; Morgan Rodgers; Mari Rubenstein; Holly Shapiro; Carrie Jo Terry; Victoria Watts

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