Supporters and Donors

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.  Steve Jobs

Thank you for your support!  STARS to STEM would like to thank you for your donation to our fundraising campaign. Because of your generosity we are officially in business and producing shows in a 21st century planetarium at East Lyme High School. 

Now that we are in full operation, we need to raise funds to support the staff, pay the costs of doing business, and plan for additional programming.  We gladly accept your donations of cash, in-kind services, and your time.  We recognize that the giving of your time is just as valuable as the monetary donations.  Please consider joining our dedicated team, diverse in expertise, unique in experience, and devoted to the mission of bringing love and excitement of scientific learning for the youngest to the oldest citizens as we inspire all to reach for the stars. 


Ayers Family

Mark & Camille Alberti

Tracey Anhalt

Ayer Family

Tammy Bales-Senkewitcz

Andrew Banever

Jennifer Banever

Brian Bellmore 

Erika Benlisa

Carol Raffa Benson

Kathryn Berry

John Birmingham

The Bloom Family

Margaret Bloom

Karen Bloustine

Donald Bodwell

The Boutique at Christine's Day Spa

Paula Branham*

Susan Brinkman

Stephen Brooks

Ryan Brothers

Kevin Brouillard

Leslie Brown

Lynn & Jean Brown

William Budds

William Buscetto

Amy Cabaniss

café SōL

Christopher Calkins

Donald Campbell

A.A. Capozza

C.J. Capozza

Paul Capozza

Janet Carlson

Jessica Carlson

Cash True Value Flanders

Thomas Celentano

James Chambers

Charter Oak Credit Union

Chelsea Groton Foundation

Christine Cnota

William Conley

Constellation Community Champions

Doug Cook

Danielle Costa

Josephine D'Antonio

The Daubar Family

Daversa Partners

Michael Dazy

Dell Technologies

Glenn Dewell

Jamie DiPalma

Dominion Energy Foundation

Terry Donovan

Andrew Dousis

Matthew Dowd

DSJ Printing

John Eberle

ELHS Class of 1969

M  Enrique & R Gordon

Gretchen Ernst Dean

Fain, Yarborough, Leffingwell Familly

Farmer's Cow

Martin Fenelon

Robert Ferullo

Bonni Fiala

Jim Fillman

Filomena's Restaurant

Firebrand Designs

Deb Fitzpatrick

Christine Fordyce*

Brandy Garro

Gilles Goetz

Lisa Gilmore

Goldman Sachs
(William Conley)

Angie Gugliuzza

Malcolm Hall

The Hall Family

Kurt Hayes

Bill Heenehan

Mary Ann Heenehan

Heinrich Family

Ellen Henning for Peter DeGraff

Jonathan & Erika Herger

Beth Hogan

Sonya Huang

Lela Hyland Hughis

April-Ann & Lloyd Johnson

Ann Kelly

Karen Keser

Bruce Kolowsky

Doug Kolowsky

Susan Kubert

Ravi and Raji Kurumbail

Lane Family

John Lanza

Linda Lanza

Robin Lee

Lisa & Berkley Little

James Littlefield

Kevin Littlefield

Kathy Lynch

Susan Lynch

Main Brace Package Store
(Gill Family)

Michelle Maitland

Anna Marie Manza

Gwen Mariani

Catherine Marrion

Scott Martin

Jacqui Mazza

McCulloch-Cloutier Family

Carrie McCusker

Robert McDonald

Karen McGovern

Mary McGuinness

Robert Meyer

Stan Mickus

Rebecca Miller

George Mitchell

Mitchell Trust

Molina Family

The Mom's Club of East Lyme

Joanne Moore

Kimberly Mounts

Al Nebelung

Niantic Apparel

Niantic Dairy Queen

Niantic Main Street

Niantic Public House

Carrie Northcott

Michael O'Connor

Andrew Pappas

Neil  Passman

Ken Payne

Nancy Pennington

Pfizer Employee Match

Benjamin Piascik

Jeffrey Provost

PrinceValle Family

Gretchen Raffa

Linda Raffa

Stefanie Raffa

Lynne Reynolds Horr

Maile and Trevor Richter

Erin & Jon Roads

Heather Robinson

Chris Rock

Teressa Rodes

Rosenthal Family

Krista Rue Mingo

John Rutledge

Marc Salerno

Scott Salisbury

William and Janet Schmidt

Lucy Schuman*

Barry & Susan Sheckley

Derek Shepard

Alvin Sher

Caitlin Sheldon

Guy Simonelli

Michele & Harvey Snitkin

Tony & Alice Spinelli

Antonio & Mary Spinelli

Antonio Suarez

Diane Swan*

Steve Swan

Robert and Jane Swan

Star Computers
(David Lewis)

Lynn Tavormina &
John Boettcher

John G. Teeter

Victoria Thomson

Lisabeth Timothy

Dorothy Thompson

Jessica Todd

Craig & Roberta Trost*

Bob Tubridy

Flo Turner

Karen Urgitis

Cathy Vera

Melissa & Michell Victor-Carrara

Gloria Vincent

Walsh Family/Waffle Wagon

Daniel Welch

Linda Williams

Wilson Family/Sign Craft

Alison Woods

Charles & Susan Wyand

John Yonkunas

Zalewski Family

Sarah Zambarano

Alfia Zimmitti

*Multiple Donations

We would like to acknowledge and thank the many anonymous donors who have so generously contributed to our campaign.  Many have donated via social media sites, submitted through PayPal, GuidestarNetwork for Good or made cash contributions.

Thank you to the individuals who have added to our donation jars at the following businesses:  Main Brace Package Store, Niantic Cinema, Book Barn, Book Barn Downtown, Mermaid Liquors, Smith Acres, Past To Present On The Corner, Past To Present Downtown, Parcel Center East Lyme, Mago Point Package Store, The Natural Food Store, and Silva’s Package Store.  Many thanks to those businesses for allowing us to place the jars.

Contributions were also accepted at the 2019 and 2021 Lion's Club Art Show, 2019 Celebrate East Lyme Day, 2019 and 2021 Farmer's Market, and Garde Arts Center Hosts William Shatner, Mohegan Family Days, and Summer 2023 Planetarium Series.   

Not to be forgotten are the local businesses who have donated supplies, services, advice, cash, and their time.