Starr Commonwealth 2016 Annual Report

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We Achieve Greatness 2016 Annual Report

Starr Commonwealth Leadership Officers

Board of Trustees

Elizabeth A. Carey President Chief Executive Officer

Honorable John Hallacy, Chair (2009 – 2018) Circuit Court Judge 37th Circuit Court Battle Creek, MI

Christopher L. Smith Chief Investment Officer Dudley N. Spade Chief of Staff Thomas F. Tate Chief Operating Officer

George A. Goodman (2010 – 2019) Ypsilanti, MI Laura Koziarski (2013 – 2022) Child Advocate Battle Creek, MI

Craig Carrel, Vice Chair (2008 – 2017) President and Partner Team 1 Plastics Albion, MI

Jack Kresnak (2009 – 2016) Journalist / Child Advocate Livonia, MI

Lawrence Givens, Secretary (2010 – 2019) Blackmond and Givens, Inc. Southfield, MI

Randy Neumann (2013 – 2022) Vice President J.F. Daley, Inc. San Antonio, TX

Stanley Allen (2014 – 2023) Configuration Engineering Wells Fargo & Company Des Moines, IA

Mary E. Rutan (2013 – 2022) Human Resources Director (Retired) Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Scott Bennett (2010 – 2019) Senior Vice President, Wealth Management UBS Financial Services Birmingham, MI Doug Clark (2013 – 2022) Executive Director, Donor Mktg U.S. Office of Development Cru International Mill Creek, WA

Erick Stewart (2009 – 2018) President Stewart Industries LLC Battle Creek, MI Bruce Vande Vusse (2009 – 2018) Attorney Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Southfield, MI

Trustees Emeritus

President Emeritus

Michael J. Gable Human Resources Executive (Retired) Orlans Associates, PC Troy, MI

Martin L. Mitchell President Emeritus Coldwater, MI

George D. Goodman Executive Director (Retired) Michigan Municipal League Ann Arbor, MI Dr. Russell G. Mawby Chairman Emeritus W.K. Kellogg Foundation Battle Creek, MI Honorable Eugene A. Moore Chief Probate Judge (Retired) Oakland County Pontiac, MI

Arlin E. Ness President Emeritus Anthem, AZ *All Officers and Trustees can be reached at the following address and phone number: Starr Commonwealth 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road Albion, MI 49224 (517) 629-5591

William K. Stoffer Chairman and CEO (Retired) Albion Machine & Tool Co. Albion, MI

Honorary Trustees Anne Willson Dupré Granddaughter of Floyd Starr Toronto, Canada Diana Starr Langley Montecito, CA

Starr is dedicated to the mission of creating positive environments where children and families flourish. Starr Commonwealth 2016 Annual Report Starr Commonwealth is a nonprofit organization serving children and families regardless of race, religion, color or national origin. Starr Commonwealth is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Founded in 1913, Starr is licensed by the state of Michigan. The Albion campus is a Michigan Historic Site. Starr Commonwealth receives funds from social agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals. 13725 Starr Commonwealth Rd. Albion, MI 49224-9525 800.837.5591



We Inspire Change

A Letter From Our Leaders As we continue to look forward to our next 100 years and assess the growing needs of children, families, and communities, we remain rooted in our past, confident in our present path forward, and inspired by the bright future that lays ahead.

Elizabeth Carey, President and CEO

On a daily basis, we watch residents walk across our beautiful Albion campus to class, building strength every step of the way to overcome the trauma they have experienced. We see professionals visit the homes and schools of our families across Michigan, providing a suite of care that builds strength in not only individuals, but households. And we observe our Starr Global Learning Network team travel the world to share the power of our key programs: The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), Glasswing, and Reclaiming Youth International’s (RYI) Circle of Courage, providing new tools to build resilience in our schools and communities. Just outside our windows, all of this positive change is unfolding every day, and in many powerful ways. It is incredibly gratifying to know that children, families, and communities are receiving the great care they need, and to know that we continue to play an integral role in their transformation. We could not accomplish all of this great work alone, though. It is with great thanks to the dedication of our staff, board of directors, generous supporters and volunteers, and most of all, you, that we can continue to bring about such positive change. Your power and compassion continues to fuel the great work we are so proud of, and we hope that same swell of pride fills you too. As a community of care providers, we know more tough experiences and decisions are certain to come. But, if we remain hand-in-hand and steadfast with our mission, we know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome today, tomorrow, or the next. Your continued support makes us believe in that more than ever, and once again, we thank you for believing in the greatness of children, families, and communities.

Hon. John Hallacy, Chair

Sincerely, Elizabeth Carey President and CEO

Honorable John Hallacy Board Chair 3

An Overview of Our Programs Students developed new coping skills for when things go wrong Students reported improved relationships with their family Students tested improved 1 grade level in approximately 9 months

Increase in participants’ confidence when speaking with others about race Participants would recommend TLC training to other individuals Participants learned to identify the appropriate intervention needs of traumatized children

Albion Residential

Building positive relationships and breaking through trauma, Starr’s residential program provides the environment and support necessary to unlock the greatness in each of our residents. Serving 253 children from around the country, 12-18 years of age, with love and respect, Uncle Floyd’s mission is as strong as ever. As a student in our residential program, children receive a formal education, individual and group counseling, service learning experiences, and a series of tools to deescalate and process conflict and trauma. Specialized programs serve residents in the following categories: • Juvenile Justice • Sexually Reactive Youth • Substance Abuse

Starr Global Learning Network (SGLN)

Training over 200 professionals per month in 34 cities and 5 countries around the world, SGLN is a fast growing and highly effective educational system. Through sharing Starr’s National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), Glasswing (racial healing), and Reclaiming Youth International (RYI) Circle of Courage programs with educators, administrators, law enforcement, and professionals, our 103 years of knowledge and research is reaching a global audience, and our mission of creating positive environments where children and communities can flourish is resonating louder than ever. When asked to rate the quality of services, SGLN participants gave our educational programs a 4.5, with 5 meaning ‘extremely beneficial’. This strong response reinforces the power of our work and its ability to bring about positive change.


We Heal Trauma



We Build Resilience Battle Creek: In-Home Services/ Case Management

Serving 131 clients over an average of 9 months each, Starr Battle Creek provides children and families support through a clinical case management model. Utilizing in-home therapy, case management, and crisis intervention, our dedicated therapists and para-professionals improve school behavior and attendance, housing and family stability, and provide crisis management.

Youth living with their family 1 year after release from program Youth have not had a psychiatric crisis for 1 year after release from the program

PsychSystems Autism Center/ Mental Health Services

Starr PsychSystems provides psychological and community-based services to support individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Autism diagnostic assessments, behavioral analysis, and best practice interventions. Care is provided both in-home and at our Autism Center, ensuring a flexible care system that meets the needs of all 1,702 adults and children served.

Clients did not have a psychiatric crisis while receiving services Clients reported learning new skills to deal with their disability

Detroit Programs

Serving 289 youth and families, our Detroit programs provide individual and group session counseling, substance abuse services, enrichment and tutoring, foster care, and supervised independent living. These programs provide safety and permanency for abused and neglected children, and reduce out of home placements for youth with problematic behavior with a holistic system of care to prevent recidivism. Clients are referred through families, churches, school, counties and courts.

Youth have not had a removal from family 1 year after services Youth have not had any criminal charges 1 year after services


Gifts of $500 or More We appreciate the following individuals, foundations, groups, businesses and organizations who have made donations of $500 or more to Starr Commonwealth during the 2015-16 fiscal year. Names highlighted in blue indicate legacy gifts. INDIVIDUAL DONORS: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Allen Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. Barrows Estate of J. Allen and Marge Bassage Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Beard Ms. Susan L. Beazley Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bell Mr. and Mrs. Scott G. Bennett Mr. Darrell J. Black Estate of Jean Bretzel Mr. Gary R. Campbell Mr. Michael Young and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Carey Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carrel Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin G. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Douglas K. Clark Mrs. LaVerne I. Colness Mr. and Mrs. Gary Crist Dr. James Curtis Mrs. Rebecca Davis Estate of Nellie J. Drake Mr. Donald Efremoff Estate of Elsie Eggebrecht Mr. and Mrs. Melvin D. Ely Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Failing Mrs. Shirley Flanagan Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fox Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Freers Mr. Michael J. Gable Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Garthwait Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gerholz Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gill Mr. and Mrs. William R. Gillam Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Givens Mrs. Christine Green Mr. James R. Greene Eugene B. Hamilton Trust Mrs. Carla Harker Estate of Clarence W. Harris Estate of Zita Harris Mrs. Carol Hartman Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hartzell Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hastings Estate of Judith A. Hill Mrs. Frances E. Isaac Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jacob Mr. and Mrs. Ted F. Johnson Estate of Thelma B. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Judd Estate of Richard G. Knapp Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kolassa Dr. and Mrs. Harry Kotsis Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kresnak Dr. George H. Lauff Mr. Calvin A. Lehman Dr. Pamela A. Lemerand Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Lenkey Estate of David and Betty Lou Levene Dr. Hanmin Liu and Ms. Jennifer Mei Mr. Austin D. Bryan and Ms. Ann Longfellow Estate of Bess (Betty) Maddox Estate of George W. Maddox


Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Maldegen Mr. Philip J. Marsalese Mr. and Mrs. David H. Mason Dr. Larraine Matusak Dr. and Mrs. Russell G. Mawby Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McDowell Mary McVicar Trust Estate of Sophia Key Millard Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth V. Miller Estate of Beverly Milner Dr. and Mrs. Martin L. Mitchell Ms. Carla M. Muggio Mr. and Mrs. Don Nascimben Mr. Seymour Nayer Dr. and Mrs. Don E. Nelson Dr. and Mrs. Arlin E. Ness Mr. and Mrs. Randy R. Neumann Mr. Raymond Opezzo Pastors Randy and Karen Parlor Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pettengill Dr. and Mrs. R. Garth Pews Mrs. Suzanne L. Pews Robert Picking CRUT Mrs. Marlene Plassman George J. Pohl Trust Zora B. Pohl Trust Estate of Laveda Poyet Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Puttkammer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rankin Mr. and Mrs. Greg Richey Dr. Paul Rizzo Mrs. Doris Roeder Dr. Paul Rizzo and Ms. Mary E. Rutan Miss Patricia Schaefer Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Schafer Mr. Jared C. Scofield Mr. and Mrs. Dallas E. Seiler Mr. and Mrs. John S. Slavens Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Smith Dr. Daniel Smith and Ms. Angela O. Murray Ms. Kathi Smith Ms. Joyce Soebbing Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Spade Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Erick Stewart Miss Marion A. Stowell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Tate Mrs. Carole J. Tech Mr. and Mrs. Kurt O. Tech Mrs. Mary L. Tyler Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Valentine Dr. and Mrs. Warren Van Wicklin Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Vande Vusse Ms. Sherie L. Veramay Mr. Don Vermeulen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Voigt Charles W. Walton Trust Alma L. Weixelbaum Trust Mr. and Mrs. Shane Williamson Estate of Margaret T. Yaryan

FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS: Albion Community Foundation Anna Paulina Foundation Bailey Cavalieri LLC Battle Creek Community Foundation Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation The Carls Foundation Chemical Bank - South Region Commercial Lending The Cleveland Foundation The Colina Foundation Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Cronin Foundation Dollar General Literacy Foundation O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation J. F. Ervin Foundation The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation Exelon Employee Giving Program Fitch H. Beach Charitable Foundation Floyd Starr Living Trust Ford Motor Company Fund Halderman Farm Management Service Hartzell-Norris Charitable Trust Havirmill Foundation Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust Jessie R. Stewart Trust Kohl’s Department Stores Longfellow Investment Management Company Loraine and Melinese Reuter Foundation Louise Tuller Miller Trust MGM Resorts Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs North Congregational Church PNC Financial Services Group Post Consumer Brands Primore, Inc. Richner & Richner, LLC Rotary Club of Petoskey The San Francisco Foundation Schuler’s, Inc. Skillman Foundation Starr Global Learning Network StarrVista TAC Manufacturing Team 1 Plastics Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation The Troy Foundation Tyler-Little Family Foundation UBS Employee Giving Program United Healthcare United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program W. K. Kellogg Foundation Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association Young Woman’s Home Association Zanetti Foundation

Champions for Children


The good work of Starr Commonwealth would not be possible without many friends giving at all levels during their lifetime and beyond. Starr Commonwealth’s Champions for Children recognition society was created to recognize this support and celebrate those who help us transform the lives of troubled children and families. All cost associated with our three stewardship programs are underwritten by special friends who join us in saying, “Thank you for caring!”

Arlin E. Ness Circle

“There are no disposable kids.” Named after Starr Commonwealth’s President Emeritus, this recognition society remembers our history as a working dairy farm, and symbolizes our work of nurturing children’s bodies, minds, and spirits. Each bottle represents $2,500 of accumulated gifts to Starr Commonwealth. Receiving eight bottles represents total accumulated giving of $20,000 or more. The following donors reached the next level of accumulated giving and qualify for new milk bottles in the 2015-16 fiscal year. MILK BOTTLE 1 - Summary of Gifts $2,500 - $4,999

INDIVIDUALS George Goldbeck, Mrs. Carol Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Jordan, Mr. Calvin A. Lehman, Mrs. Mary E. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Neumann, Mr. Raymond Opezzo, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Peterson, Dr. Caelan K. Soma ORGANIZATIONS Ford Motor Company

MILK BOTTLE 2 - Summary of Gifts $5,000 - $7,499

INDIVIDUALS Mr. and Mrs. William Foster, Mrs. Mary E. Harland, Mr. John E. Herring, Mr. and Mrs. Ted F. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Judd, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rowbotham Organizations TAC Manufacturing

MILK BOTTLE 3 - Summary of Gifts $7,500 - $9,999

INDIVIDUALS Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Spade, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Vande Vusse, Mr. Don Vermeulen ORGANIZATIONS Tyler-Little Family Foundation

MILK BOTTLE 4 - Summary of Gifts $10,000 - $12,499

INDIVIDUALS Mr. and Mrs. Gary Crist, Mr. Spencer L. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McDowell ORGANIZATIONS Schuler’s, Inc.

MILK BOTTLE 5 - Summary of Gifts $12,500 - $14,999

INDIVIDUALS Ms. Carla M. Muggio

MILK BOTTLE 6 - Summary of Gifts $15,000 - $17,499

INDIVIDUALS Mrs. Margaret Rink, Mr. Jared C. Scofield ORGANIZATIONS Albion Community Foundation, Halderman Farm Management Service, Longfellow Investment Management Company, Louise Tuller Miller Trust, Zanetti Foundation

MILK BOTTLE 7 - Summary of Gifts $17,500 - $19,999

INDIVIDUALS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Maldegen ORGANIZATIONS Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association

MILK BOTTLE 8 - Summary of Gifts more than $20,000

INDIVIDUALS Miss Patricia Schaefer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Tate, Mr. Michael Young and Mrs. Elizabeth Carey ORGANIZATIONS Halderman Farm Management Service


Floyd Starr Founder’s Circle “There’s no such thing as a bad child.”

Floyd Starr Founder’s Circle recognizes friends who give to Starr Commonwealth through their wills or estate plans. Members can receive a beautiful replica of the statue “Floyd Starr with a Boy” that graces the entrance of our Albion campus. Floyd Starr Founder’s Circle celebrates “Uncle” Floyd’s dedication to children, and the dedication of those who continue to support his vision. LEGACIES

We are grateful to have received gifts from the estates of these loyal friends during the 2015-16 fiscal year. Estate of J. Allen and Marge Bassage Fitch H. Beach Charitable Foundation Estate of Jean Bretzel Estate of Helen M. Brown Estate of Neillie J. Drake Estate of Elsie Eggebrecht Eugene B. Hamilton Trust Estate of Clarence W. Harris Estate of Zita Harris Estate of Judith A. Hill Estate of Thelma B. Johnson Estate of Richard G. Knapp Estate of David and Betty Lou Levene Estate of Bess (Betty) Maddox

Estate of George W. Maddox Mary McVicar Trust Estate of Beverly Milner Robert Picking CRUT George J. Pohl Trust Zora B. Pohl Trust Estate of Laveda Poyet Carrie M. & Alex A. Reid Charitable Trust Floyd Starr Living Trust Jessie R. Stewart Trust Charles W. Walton Trust Alma L. Weixelbaum Trust Estate of Margaret T. Yaryan


We are pleased to recognize our friends who have included Starr Commonwealth in their wills and estate plans. Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Allen Mrs. Lavonne G. Bauer Mr. Fred C. Buhler Mr. Paul E. P. Carlson Mrs. LaVerne Colness Ms. Janet C. Hewett Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Higby Mr. Ronald Hooker Mr. Ted F. Johnson Dr. George H. Lauff Ms. Diana S. Langley Mr. Calvin A. Lehman Dr. Larraine Matusak

Dr. and Mrs. Russell G. Mawby Mrs. JoAnne Milburn Mr. Kenneth Miller Dr. and Mrs. Martin L. Mitchell Dr. and Mrs. Arlin E. Ness Mr. and Mrs. Randy Neumann Prof. Richard L. Pinkerton Mrs. MerryAnn L. Sauls Mrs. Ann J. Simpson Mr. Roger K. Smiley Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Smith Ms. Joyce Soebbing Mr. William K. Stoffer

Gladsome Circle Gladsome Circle recognizes our friends who fund named endowments, endowed scholarships, charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts. These planned gifts secure the future financial stability of Starr Commonwealth. Each member of Gladsome Circle can receive a limited edition print of “The Old Barn,” depicting Floyd Starr’s original barn and the story of its significance. Gladsome Circle celebrates the ongoing mission of Starr Commonwealth and our friends who ensure that our services are available to children in need as long as these services are needed. NAMED ENDOWMENTS

We are pleased to recognize our friends who have fully funded named endowments and endowed scholarships for Starr Commonwealth. The income from these gifts is used to provide services and scholarships, while the principal is kept intact. Charles and Russell Amidon Endowment Fund Norma T. Anderson Endowment Fund John M. Ankrum and Murphy Swindell Endowment Fund Mildred Asselstine Endowment Fund Lee and Merle Baker Endowment Fund Kathleen Barnett Endowment Fund Robert O. and Edna I. Barstow Endowment Fund Lillian H. Beach Endowment Fund Roy W., W. Watula and Ernest C. Beckman Endowment Fund Clair E. and Mary H. Berry Endowment Fund Jim and Wanda Bolton Endowment Fund Irma M. Bradley Memorial Endowment Fund Fred M. and Maude Brakeman and Blanche VanDyke Endowment Fund Brasseur Family Endowment Fund Louise R. Breisch Endowment Fund Ellen and Erwin Breternitz Memorial Endowment Fund Kenneth A. Brower, Sr. Memorial Endowment Fund


Ashel G. and Dorothy J. Bryan Endowment Fund Garth M. Bryan Endowment in Memory of Jesse and Myrtle Bryan Buhler Children’s Endowment Fund Fred C. and Dorothy A. Buhler Endowment Fund Phyllis C. Clark Endowment Fund Edward S. Coe Memorial Endowment Fund David and Edie Cole Endowment Fund Lucille Beebe Coles Endowment Fund Marvin L. and Laverne I. Colness Endowment Fund Grace Oliver Colter Endowment Fund for Oliver Cottage Marjorie S. Cowherd Endowment Fund Bettie and Jim Cox Memorial Endowment Fund Alton D. and Phyllis Crandell Endowment Fund Robert C. and Theresa L. Davis Endowment Fund Jeannette A. Davis Memorial Named Endowment Leland F. and Gertrude A. Deibele Endowment Fund Dent Family Endowment Fund

Gladsome continued David W. and Amanda B. Deshler Endowment Fund Theodore S. and Adelaide M. Diehm Endowment Fund Anna and Raymond Dowden Endowment for Fine Arts Hugh C. and Marian W. Downer Endowment Fund William F. and Mary F. Earle Endowment Fund J. Dean Eckersley Endowment Fund Elsie and Carl Eggebrecht Endowment Fund Patricia Ann Ellis Endowment Fund For Tomorrow’s Children Endowment Evelyn M. Fry-English Endowment Fund Gary R. and Betty E. Faircloth Endowment Fund Martinus Faircloth Memorial Endowment Fund Elsie M. Farley Endowment Fund Clarence E. and Harvey D. Fassold Endowment Fund Edward W. Friebel Endowment Fund I. Janet Field Endowment Fund Dorothy Jean Fowler and Elizabeth Leone Heaton Endowment Fund J. Deloras (Cashman) Friderichsen Endowment Fund Edna A. Frobenius Memorial Endowment Fund Helen M. Gager Endowment Fund Susan and William Gillam Endowment Fund George and Judith Goodman Endowment Fund Evelyn Shores Hall Endowment Fund C. M. Hargraves Family Memorial Endowment Fund Harold and Ruth Hicks, Sr. Endowment Fund Ruth J. Husung R. N. Endowment Fund William Johnston and Ronda Stryker Endowment Fund Helen E. Jones Endowment Fund Robert A. and Anita M. Junker Memorial Endowment Fund Calvin W. and Mary E. Kalte Endowment Fund Howard W. and M. Josephine Kern Endowment Fund Sophie C. Kunz Endowment Fund Charles W. and Alma M. LaFleur Named Endowment Andrew and Greta Lamberson Endowment Fund Jerry Neil Lantz Memorial Endowment Fund Gladys and William Larson Endowment for Training William C. and Gladys E. Larson Endowment Fund Lauff Family Endowment Fund Donna Lee Lehman Endowment Fund John and Judy Lore Endowment Fund Carl G. and Betty L. Maple Endowment Fund Ruth and Russ Mawby for Continuing Education Named Endowment Ruth and Russ Mawby for the Fine Arts Named Endowment Edward F. and Sarah McCauley Family Endowment Fund Dr. and Mrs. T. Ellsworth McDowell Endowment Fund Donald J. and Dorothy C. McIntosh Endowment Fund Chandan Mehta Endowment Fund Mary L. Melvin Endowment Fund Peter J. E. Mitchell Endowment Fund Phyllis Mitchell Memorial Endowment Fund Stewart Payne Moffatt Endowment Fund for Payne Family Cottage Francis E. Morse Endowment Fund Sylvia Morse Memorial Endowment Fund Arlin E. and Barbara A. Ness Endowment Fund Keith O. Palmer Endowment Fund Verne and Marlene Plassman Endowment Fund George and Joan Staudt Pracy Memorial Endowment Fund Glen and Joan Rager Endowment Fund Margaret Ann Riecker Endowment Fund George and Sandy Ropp Endowment Fund Gail M. Seitz Endowment Fund Herbert and Christine Sellers Memorial Endowment Fund Chad M. Shelton Memorial Endowment Fund Charles E. Shontz Endowment Fund Lora M. Sims Endowment Fund Doris E. Slater Endowment Fund

Alyce Lorraine Smith Endowment Fund Christopher L. and Cathy L. Smith Endowment Fund M. Gene Smith and Joseph J. Gondol Educational Endowment Fund Jessie L. Soars and Janet Soars Platt Endowment Fund Spade Family Endowment Fund Virginia Z. Spieth Endowment Fund David and Elta Starr Endowment Fund Floyd Starr Endowment For The Fine Arts Edward S. and Clara H. Starr Endowment Fund John F. Starr Endowment Fund Paul Stearns Named Endowment Fund William K. Stoffer Endowment Fund Milton and Ella Stover Endowment Fund Richard W. and Jonsie M. Sturgis Endowment Fund Margaret I. Syring Endowment Fund Vivian B. Tate Endowment Fund Dr. Carl S. and Florence Taylor Endowment Fund Kurt O. Tech II Endowment Fund Wilbert and Mary Thiltgen Endowment Fund Eunice and Roger Thompson Endowment Fund Joseph A. and Judith S. Valentine Endowment Fund Warren and Maria Van Wicklin Endowment Fund Alice Heminway Wardwell Endowment Fund Madeline G. and Leonard O. Weidman Endowment Fund Ervin J. and Helen A. Wilee Memorial Endowment Fund Robert Reino Williams Endowment Fund Ralph Lindsay Williamson Memorial Endowment Fund Haslet H. Wilson Endowment Fund for Fine Arts Wayne L. Yanz Endowment Fund John E. and Catherine C. Yarnelle Endowment Fund Harold H. and Geneva B. Youngs Endowment Fund

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Christian and Emma L. Breisch Scholarship Collins Carter Scholarship Mildred J. Carter Scholarship Alton D. and Phyllis L. Crandell Scholarship Miriam and Samuel Crowder Memorial Scholarship John D. and Ruth Gillman Scholarship Fund Floyd Kent Scholarship Thomas Metz Kent Scholarship Thomas E. and Gayle J. Kolassa Scholarship Fund Clyde and Kathy LeTarte Scholarship Fund Thomas T. Lloyd Scholarship Lou Ann and Russ Mawby Scholarship Fund Harry C. Moores Scholarship Charles and Evelyn Munford Scholarship Timothy A. Ness Memorial Scholarship Richard A. and Clara M. Patterson Scholarship Fund Earl F. and V. Eileen Payne Scholarship Ruth N. and William B. Pierce Scholarship Frederick and Anne Raisch Scholarship Herbert J. and Ruth Ann Richmond Scholarship Mark and Elizabeth Schmidt Scholarship Floyd Starr Scholarship Mary Towler Scholarship Ubuntu Scholarship Fund Jane and Dwight Weber Scholarship Wayne L. Yanz Scholarship Fund


We are pleased to recognize our friends who created a Charitable Gift Annuity during the 2015-16 fiscal year. Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Seiler


Donor Spotlight The Starr Leadership Challenge To close out the fiscal year with a bang, our President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Carey teamed up with former CEOs Larry Brendtro, Arlin Ness, Martin Mitchell, and a number of other current leaders of the organization, to extend a special challenge to everyone connected to Starr – for every donation made before the end of the fiscal year, they would MATCH all gifts up to a total of $25,000! In a little over a two-month period, Starr staff and supporters took the challenge to heart, and were able to meet and exceed the match limit, delivering a total of $50,658.13 raised for the organization (matching funds included)! General funds such as those raised through the Starr Leadership Challenge are critical for the successful implementation and execution of summer reading programs, tutoring and academic enrichment activities, the purchase of personal products and back to school items for our youth, and so much more. These support programs and supplies, in tandem with the many other great services we provide, seek to increase the continuum of care needed in our communities, empowering even more children and improving their lives, every step of the way.

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders and an Inclusive Future This August, Starr partnered with Albion College to host the 2016 Student Leadership Symposium. Started in 2013 with the merging of the Albion and Marshall high schools, this event is designed to bring the students from both areas together in an effort to help them work collectively, build relationships, and foster a positive peer climate for the upcoming school year. Open to middle school students in grades 6-8, this year’s fourth annual symposium focused on the ideas of “Oneness” and “Implicit Bias”. With over 50 attendees, leaders showed students how, once we recognize our biases, we are able to effectively create a more diverse and inclusive world, and how this lesson will help them throughout their high school career and every chapter that follows.

Marshall High School students

Students participated in problem solving and group learning activities, as well as recreational endeavors to help build friendships. There was also a segment of the day dedicated to learning the history of Marshall and Albion, as well as Starr Commonwealth and Albion College, where the day’s activities were held. Several of the events were led by students who had experienced the Youth Symposium in previous years. These students, now high school seniors and college freshmen, understood the need for future generations to learn to coexist peacefully, and worked to bridge the gaps they saw between students from different communities. 10

Financial Summary Starr Commonwealth Statement of Activities for the year ended September 30, 2016. (000 omitted)


Revenue n Agency Fees 19,614 n Contributions 2,445 n Investment Income Appropriated 2,893 n Non Operating and Other Income* 5,035 _________________________________________ Total 29,987


Expenses Residential Treatment Services 10,529 Community Based Services 4,400 Home Based Services 1,096 School Based Services 4,473 Professional Training 1,189 General & Administration 4,851 Fund Raising 797 Nonrecurring Costs: Program Discontinuance 696 Pension Settlement 2,906 _________________________________________ n n n n n n n

Total 30,937 * Pie Chart above does not include Nonrecurring Costs

Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Net Assets Net Assets Net Assets Change in Net Assets for year ended September 30, 2015




Total (950)

Net Assets - Beginning of Year

21,007 8,126 34,439 63,572

Net Assets - End of Year





Notes: *Non-operating and other income consists of interest, dividends, and capital gains & losses net of investment income appropriated for operations, and pension related changes. This is an unaudited summary financial report. A complete audited report, including the opinion of independent certified public accountants is available upon request. 11

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