“This program is a great way to teach the child and parent how to come together as one in order to help each other. Thank you!”
“My staff has been informed, enriched, and challenged by the training we have received from Starr.”
Parent of a Starr Behavioral Health client
“Your help has been tremendous for our family. I didn’t think we could get through this situation.” Parent of student in Starr’s community based youth services in Detroit
“I just wanted to let you know how much your training has helped our district.” School Counselor
“The Starr program exemplifies the meaning of teamwork and gives insight into the perspectives of many people with different backgrounds.” High school student
“I learned so much through the TLC online certification. Thanks for this valuable training!” Child Psychologist
“My son is doing great. We couldn’t be happier!”
“Thank you. You have helped so many kids heal.” School Counselor
Parent of a Starr Behavioral Health client
2015 Annual Report
Wherever Children and Families Need Us
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
Craig Carrel, Vice Chair (2008 – 2017) President and Partner Team 1 Plastics Albion, MI Lawrence Givens, Secretary (2010 – 2019) Blackmond and Givens, Inc. Southfield, MI Kyle Caldwell, Immediate Past Chair (2007 – 2016) Executive Director Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MI
George A. Goodman (2010 – 2019) Ypsilanti, MI Tom Kolassa (2007 – 2016) Senior Vice President Hub International Battle Creek, MI Laura Koziarski (2013 – 2022) Child Advocate Battle Creek, MI Jack Kresnak (2009 – 2018) Journalist / Child Advocate Livonia, 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 Birmingham, MI
Erick Stewart (2009 – 2018) President Stewart Industries LLC Battle Creek, MI
Doug Clark (2013 – 2022) Executive Director, Donor Marketing U.S. Office of Development Cru International Mill Creek, WA
Bruce Vande Vusse (2009 – 2018) Attorney Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Farmington Hills, MI
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 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreword Starr Commonwealth has a unique history of strong leadership, beginning with our inspirational founder Floyd Starr, who not only led the development of Starr into a nationally respected organization, but helped to transform the entire field of youth development. In 2015, the Starr Board of Trustees had the honor of appointing Elizabeth Carey as the fifth President in Starr’s 103-year history and the successor to Marty Mitchell, who retired after 46-years’ service to the organization. The succession process was focused on achieving a balance between the continuity of Starr’s core values and principles, and the transformation required for Starr to meet the needs of children and families in the rapidly changing environments of human services and education. In Elizabeth Carey, Starr has a passionate, dedicated leader with a rare degree of insight into how organizations like Starr can stay ahead of the curve, ensuring that resources are invested smartly to deliver the best outcomes possible for children and families. The Board of Trustees is unanimous in its belief that Starr’s future is bright under Elizabeth’s stewardship. The leadership transition has been just one part of a significant year, in which Starr has made bold and positive changes, positioning its programs for long-term success and growth. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank all of Starr’s staff, and our many generous supporters, for another incredible year of creating positive environments where children and families flourish.
Hon. John Hallacy, Chair
Summary To make real change in people’s lives, to truly allow them to reach their full human potential, the focus must be on them; on their hopes and desires. We must respond by meeting people where they are, to build their resilience and enable their success. And right now, significant changes are happening in the lives of the people Starr serves, as well as in the systems that pay for, support and help us deliver the care they need. That is why 2015 was such an important year for us at Starr. We have seen the culmination of a multi-year transformation begin to take shape in our delivery of services in education, behavioral health, residential treatment for youth, community-based youth development, and training for professionals who work with children. In June, I was honored to take on the position of President and CEO of this great organization, and I am pleased that we have been able to make some important changes to how we operate, concentrating resources on service delivery wherever possible.
Elizabeth Carey, President and CEO
Starr has some unique assets and strengths that set it apart from many other human service agencies, and we work every day to utilize these. Our 103-year track record of delivering strength-based treatment is rare, and is helping us to expand services that meet children and families where they are – in homes, schools, and communities. Starr’s in-home behavioral health program is achieving life-improving outcomes for children and adults across Michigan and the Midwest affected by mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, including autism. We expect this impact to grow in the coming year. Starr’s traditional services in residential treatment for adjudicated youth continued to perform better than many others in the Midwest under the management of our partner Sequel Youth and Family Services. Our Albion campus is serving over 100 young people at any one time and the population is growing, with young boys and girls from across the country coming to Starr for treatment. Starr Detroit Academy, our open enrollment charter school, increased its student population to 900 K-8, close to the maximum that can be accommodated in the school’s extensive facilities in Harper Woods, Mich. The demand for the Academy’s services reflects the high quality educational environment that has been established since the school’s opening in 2012. Our positive youth development programs in Detroit continue to ensure that hundreds of young people strengthen their relationships with family, improve their school performance, reduce their illegal behaviors and find their path to greatness. In addition, Starr is engaging with communities like never before. Not only do we provide direct services in communities but we work with partners to advocate on behalf of children and families. Our 2015 Art of Resilience Starr Summer Youth Festival attracted nearly 500 young artists from 60 youth organizations to entertain over 3000 people in downtown Detroit. We were thrilled to see so many people celebrating the young people in our community. There is so much progress for us to build on in the years to come, and I would like to thank our staff, supporters, donors, and partners for being part of Starr’s journey as we fully realize our vision of actively engaging with communities worldwide to develop the greatness in every child.
of foster care youth reunified with their families remain with their parents one year after leaving Starr’s program.
of the young people from Starr’s residential program report doing better in school and/or work.
of young people in Starr’s in-home mental health program are still living at home with their family one year after leaving the program.
of Starr PsychSystems clients are “very satisfied” with the quality of their behavioral health treatment.
of youth leaving Starr’s substance abuse services report remaining drug-free 1 year after leaving the program.
of parents rate Starr’s Detroit Academy with an A or B for overall quality.
20,000 youth-serving professionals trained in the last year by the Starr Global Learning Network.
Thank You for Investing in Children and Families Grant delivers improvements to education and behavioral health services A July 2015 grant award of $92,500 from the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation has supported trauma-informed training for teachers and professionals at Starr Detroit Academy through the Starr Global Learning Network (SGLN), as well as capital IT infrastructure that will significantly impact the Starr-PsychSystems Autism Center in Harper Woods, Mich. As Starr’s first public charter school established by Starr Educational Services, Starr Detroit Academy (SDA) serves 900 students from across the Detroit area. Starr Educational Services utilizes a research-based educational model, which leverages Starr’s 100-year legacy of positive youth development to improve each child’s academic, social, and emotional well-being. Thanks to the generosity of the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, SGLN and SDA are establishing a culture of greatness under the Circle of Courage model, in which school staff help to develop the four universal needs of Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity in every child.
Children playing on the playground equipment at Starr’s PsychSystem Autism Center.
Support from the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation is also providing IT upgrades that will make it possible to keep pace with the growing number of individuals being served at the Starr-PsychSystems Autism Center in Harper Woods. As a result of funding from the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, Starr’s Autism Center can be more efficient in managing client data as we support increasing numbers of children and adults through autism and behavioral health services.
Donor spotlight: Joyce Soebbing When you grow up in a family of farming people, you learn at an early age that giving back is a way of life. That is according to Joyce Soebbing, a long-term Starr donor who grew up in a family of people from the farmland in central Illinois, and is very familiar with seeing how farmers in the area help each other out in times of difficulty. “Our family was brought up to help in any way we could,” she says. “We were raised to look around at what was happening in the community, and see if there was some way to help, either physically or financially.” When Ms. Soebbing was announced as the Regional Vice President for State Farm, based in Marshall, Mich., the President of Starr at that time, Arlin Ness, made contact. “Arlin introduced me to the whole Starr philosophy and what could be achieved with such an approach. I met young people in the cottages and learned of their stories. I was amazed at the results. They were so much better than other programs because Starr truly looked at the whole situation of the child and their family, if they had one at all,” she says. This introduction was the beginning of a long-term relationship between Ms. Soebbing and Starr, which has included Ms. Soebbing’s 10 years of service on Starr’s Board of Trustees, an experience that provided even more insight into the impact of the organization. Ms. Soebbing has admired the continuity of leadership at Starr, which has had only five presidents in over a century. “Long-term leadership is important. There has been no flip-flopping on the core values and approach of Starr, which I like,” she says. On why she chooses to donate to Starr, Ms. Soebbing reflects on the emotions she attaches to its mission. “It is a little hard to put into words – it is more of a feeling that I cannot describe. It is so much more positive than other approaches. I fell in love with what they were doing.”
You can donate to Starr at starr.org/donate
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 2014-15 fiscal year. Individual Donors:
Names highlighted in blue indicate legacy gifts Mrs. Mary E. Abeles Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Allen Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Antos Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Beard Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bell Estate of Esther J. Benfer Mr. and Mrs. Scott G. Bennett Mr. Darrell J. Black Dr. and Mrs. Larry K. Brendtro Estate of Helen M. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Burnham Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Burrell Mrs. Jocelyn M. Cain Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Doug Callander Mr. Gary R. Campbell Mr. Michael Young and Mrs. Elizabeth Carey Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carrel Mr. and Mrs. Chris T. Christ Estate of Vera M. Clyne Mrs. LaVerne I. Colness Dr. James Curtis Dr. Miriam S. Daly Mrs. Rebecca Davis Estate of Nellie J. Drake Mr. Keith Dufrane Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Dunn Mrs. Anne Willson Dupre Mr. Donald Efremoff Dr. Elisa Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Michael Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Melvin D. Ely Estate of Ruby I. Fassold Mr. and Mrs. Steve Finch Mrs. Shirley Flanagan Ms. Kathleen G. Fox Mr. Robert W. Garthwait Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gerholz Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gill Mr. and Mrs. William R. Gillam Mr. James R. Greene Eugene B. Hamilton Trust Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hastings Estate of Dolores A. Hendershot Mrs. Mary Hepp Mr. John E. Herring Estate of Harlan and Phyllis Houghtby Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hunter Dr. William C. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jacob Mr. and Mrs. Ted F. Johnson Estate of Richard G. Knapp Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Koegel
Dr. and Mrs. John Koziarski Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kresnak Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Lenkey Mrs. Kathy LeTarte Estate of Margaret S. Leutheuser Dr. Hanmin Liu and Ms. Jennifer Mei Mr. Austin D. Bryan and Ms. Ann Longfellow Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Maldegen Mr. Philip J. Marsalese Mrs. Beryl H. Martin Mr. Lynn S. Mathews Dr. and Mrs. Russell G. Mawby Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. McCormick Estate of Jessie Melis Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller Dr. and Mrs. Martin L. Mitchell Dr. and Mrs. Don E. Nelson Dr. and Mrs. Arlin E. Ness Estate of Jessie Niedermeyer Pastors Randy and Karen Parlor Estate of Julia V. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pettengill Dr. and Mrs. R. Garth Pews George J. Pohl Trust Zora B. Pohl Trust Mr. and Mrs. Donald Raithel Dr. Paul Rizzo Mrs. Parah J. Roberson Mrs. Doris Roeder Estate of Robert J. and Vernice K. Rups Ms. Mary E. Rutan Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Schafer Mr. and Mrs. William H. Schaper Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schauer Mr. Jared C. Scofield Mr. and Mrs. John S. Slavens Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Smith Ms. Kathi Smith Ms. Joyce Soebbing Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Spence Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Stewart Mr. Erick Stewart Estate of Irene Stoller Miss Marion A. Stowell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Tate Mr. and Mrs. Gary Q. Tester 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 Estate of Mary M. Wagoner Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Walters Charles W. Walton Trust Estate of Robert Warley Alma L. Weixelbaum Trust
Foundations, Corporations, Groups & Organizations:
Albion Community Foundation Anna Paulina Foundation Bailey Cavalieri LLC Battelle Battle Creek Community Foundation Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation Burnham Family Foundation The Carls Foundation Chemical Bank - South Region Commercial Lending The Cleveland Foundation The Colina Foundation Comerica Bank The Comerica Charitable Foundation Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Cornerstone Schools Association Detroit Industrial School Edward E. MacCrone Private Foundation O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation J. F. Ervin Foundation Fitch H. Beach Charitable Foundation Floyd Starr Living Trust Havirmill Foundation Hartzell-Norris Charitable Trust Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust Highland Consulting Associates, Inc. Jessie R. Stewart Trust Keller, McIntyre & Associates Knox Presbyterian Church Longfellow Investment Management Company Loraine and Melinese Reuter Foundation Louise Tuller Miller Trust MGM Resorts Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Charles Stewart Mott Foundation North Congregational Church PNC Financial Services Group Post Foods, LLC Primore, Inc. Quicken Loans The San Francisco Foundation Schulerâ€™s, Inc. StarrVista TAC Manufacturing Team 1 Plastics Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Tyler-Little Family Foundation United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region W. K. Kellogg Foundation Zanetti Foundation
Champions for ChildrenSM 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 costs 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 201415 fiscal year. Milk Bottle 1 - Summary of Gifts $2,500 - $4,999 Individuals Mr. Michael Colton, Mr. Daniel Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Koch, Dr. and Mrs. John Koziarski, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jacob, Pastors Randy and Karen Parlor, Mrs. Miriam Jean Pede Organizations AC Manufacturing, PNC Financial Services Group
Milk Bottle 2 - Summary of Gifts $5,000 - $7,499
Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Scott G. Bennett, Dr. and Mrs. Larry K. Brendtro, Mr. Gary R. Campbell, Dr. Ralph A. Cram, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Givens, Mr. and Mrs. Allan J. Libbe, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Vande Vusse, Miss Elizabeth Van Leeuwen, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Q. Tester, Mr. Woodrow Wilson, Jr. Organizations Primore, Inc., Quicken Loans, Tyler-Little Family Foundation
Milk Bottle 3 - Summary of Gifts $7,500 - $9,999
Individuals Mrs. Shirley Flanagan, Mr. James R. Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Hendrian, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Park Organizations Anna Paulina Foundation, Detroit Industrial School
Milk Bottle 4 - Summary of Gifts $10,000 - $12,499
Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Burrell, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Elliott, Ms. Mary E. Rutan and Mr. Paul Rizzo, Mrs. Mary Tyler Organizations Zanetti Foundation
Milk Bottle 5 - Summary of Gifts $12,500 - $14,999
Individuals Mrs. Doris Roeder Organizations North Congregational Church
Milk Bottle 6 - Summary of Gifts $15,000 - $17,499
Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Douglas K. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Koegel, Mr. Michael Young and Mrs. Elizabeth Carey Organizations Post Foods, LLC
Milk Bottle 7 - Summary of Gifts $17,500 - $19,999
Individuals Dr. and Mrs. R. Garth Pews, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carrel Organizations The Colina Foundation, Team 1 Plastics
Milk Bottle 8 - Summary of Gifts more than $20,000
Individuals Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth V. Miller, Mr. Erick Stewart Organizations Havirmill Foundation, Edward E. MacCrone Private Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
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. Will Inclusions
We are grateful to have received gifts from the estates of these loyal friends during the 2014-15 fiscal year.
We are pleased to recognize our friends who have informed us that they have included Starr Commonwealth in their wills and estate plans.
Estate of Esther Julia Benfer Estate of Helen M. Brown Estate of Vera M. Clyne Fitch H. Beach Charitable Foundation Estate of Nellie Jean Drake Estate of Ruby I. Fassold Eugene B. Hamilton Trust Estate of Dolores A. Hendershot Estate of Harlan and Phyllis Houghtby Estate of Richard G. Knapp Estate of Margaret S. Leutheuser Estate of Jessie Melis Estate of Jessie Niedermeyer
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Allen Mrs. Lavonne G. Bauer Mr. Fred C. Buhler Mr. Paul E. P. Carlson Mrs. LaVerne Colness Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Higby Mr. Ronald Hooker Mr. Ted F. Johnson Ms. Diana S. Langley Mr. Calvin A. Lehman Dr. and Mrs. Russell G. Mawby Mrs. JoAnne Milburn
Estate of Julia V. Patterson George J. Pohl Trust Zora B. Pohl Trust Carrie M. and Alex A. Reid Charitable Trust Estate of Robert J. and Vernice K. Rups Jessie R. Stewart Trust Estate of Irene and Marvin Stoller Estate of Mary M. Wagoner Charles W. Walton Trust Estate of Robert Warley Alma L. Weixelbaum Trust
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. Sylvia S. Richey 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 Alice N. Coleman 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 Julia Dalrymple Memorial Endowment Fund * Jeannette A. Davis Memorial Named Endowment Leland F. and Gertrude A. Deibele Endowment Fund Dent Family Endowment Fund
David W. and Amanda B. Deshler Endowment Fund Theodore S. and Adelaide M. Diehm Endowment Fund Marion and John Dix, Sr. Memorial 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 Tomorrowâ€™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 Dale and Rita Hollandsworth Music and Art Therapy 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 Frances Lehmann Memorial Endowment Fund * John and Judy Lore Endowment Fund Betty Lowman Memorial 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 William Sallach Memorial 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 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 * Restricted to the Hannah Neil Center Foundation 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 Charitable Trusts: We are pleased to recognize our friends who created Charitable Trusts on behalf of the children of Starr Commonwealth: Anonymous Edgar W. Miller Margaret T. Yaryan Annuitants: We are pleased to recognize our friends who created a Charitable Gift Annuity during the 2014-15 fiscal year: Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gerholz
For the year ended September 30, 2015 (000 omitted)
Notes: * Non-operating and other sources consists of interest, dividends, accumulated and capital gains net of investment income appropriated for operations. ** General expense consists of pension settlements, interest expense, and development costs for new and emerging programs. This is an unaudited summary financial report. A complete audited report, including the opinion of independent certified public accountants, is available upon request.
“I’m extremely happy with the results my son is having and the amazing people helping him get these results.” Parent of a Starr Behavioral Health client “Starr has reminded us that we begin with trusting bonds and a high level of understanding and support so that all our students can achieve high standards and be successful in all aspects of life.” School Superintendent following a Starr training “I have never loved myself until I came to Starr. I have learned, understood, and lived to know that being myself, is the prettiest thing there is for me. I don’t need to live a life of shame and humiliation. I don’t need to be embarrassed of being wonderful. I think I am worth everything.” Former Starr student “The TLC trainings have a great blend of research and practice— I always learn something new. Your interventions and resources are user-friendly and comprehensive. I continue to be impressed by the quality and progressive nature of TLC.” School Counselor “Haily has never opened up with other therapists the way she has with you. Thanks for helping my daughter.” Mom of student in Starr’s community based youth services in Detroit “TLC has the best trainers and provide the most valuable resources for the work I do in my private practice and with children at school. Thank you so very much!” Private Practice Counselor “The implicit bias is a critical part of the deep reflective practice that we all need to be aware of as we work with our families and understand our students.” Teacher following a Glasswing Racial Healing Training
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The Annual Report for Starr Commonwealth in 2015.