On May 13th, 2023, STARS held its highly anticipated 50th Anniversary Fiesta at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, marking a significant milestone in their journey of serving the community. The overwhelming support and positive thoughts from well-wishers were deeply felt.

With almost 300 attendees, including 60 dedicated participants and staff members and their loved ones, the atmosphere at the 50th Anniversary Fiesta was brimming with joy and engagement. The event served as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the STARS organization and the invaluable impact it has had on the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

At STARS, we consider you as one of our esteemed “investors.” Your belief in our mission, familiarity with our dedicated staff, and confidence in our ability to make a lasting impact on the community make you an integral part of our story. We extend a heartfelt invitation for you to enjoy the photos and visual media below from the Fiesta evening. As you explore these captured moments, we also invite you to continue journeying with STARS into the next 50 years, remaining connected to our progress, and contributing to our ongoing success.


Celebrating 50 Years of Smiles

As part of the celebration, STARS created two visual displays for their 50th Anniversary: an eBook and a slideshow video.

This captivating slideshow video skillfully crafted by Board Directors Marni Hirshman and Suzette Gibson showcasing the essence of STARS and the immense joy experienced by our participants.

This heartwarming ebook invites you on a delightful journey through five decades of cherished memories and achievements. Join us as we take a nostalgic look back at the past 50 years and celebrate the countless moments that have filled our lives with joy and happiness. As you turn each page, you will relive the excitement and passion that fueled our dreams and aspirations. You will be inspired by the stories of remarkable individuals who have made a lasting impact on this nonprofit.

Take Me Back To Fiesta!

A heartfelt thank you goes to Cameron Rennacker for skillfully capturing the true essence of the evening.

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