Supporters and Donors

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs

Thank you for your support! As we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year, STARS to STEM would like to thank you for your donation to our fundraising campaign. Because of your generosity we are one step closer to bringing a 21st century planetarium experience to those in the East Lyme region.


We gladly accept donations of cash, in-kind services, and your time. We recognize that the giving of your time is just as valuable as 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.

Mark & Camille Alberti

Tracey Anhalt

Ayer Family

Tammy Bales-Senkewitcz

Andrew Banever

Erika Benlisa

John Birmingham

Margaret Bloom

Karen Bloustine

Donald Bodwell

Paula Branham

Susan Brinkman

Stephen Brooks

Ryan Brothers

Kevin Brouillard

Leslie Brown

Lynn & Jean Brown

William Budds

William Buscetto

Amy Cabaniss

Donald Campbell

Paul Capozza

Janet Carlson

Jessica Carlson

Cash True Value Flanders

Thomas Celentano

James Chambers

Chelsea Groton Foundation

Christine Cnota

William Conley

Josephine D'Antonio

The Daubar Family

Daversa Partners

Dell Technologies

Glenn Dewell

Jamie DiPalma

Dominion Energy Foundation

Terry Donovan

Andrew Dousis

Matthew Dowd

DSJ Printing

John Eberle

M Enrique & R Gordon

Gretchen Ernst Dean

Fain, Yarborough, Leffingwell Familly

Martin Fenelon

Robert Ferullo


Bonni Fiala

Firebrand Designs

Deb Fitzpatrick

Christine Fordyce

Brandy Garro

Lisa Gilmore

Goldman Sachs
(William Conley)

Malcolm Hall

The Hall Family

Kurt Hayes

Bill Heenehan

Heinrich Family

Jonathan & Erika Herger

Sonya Huang

Lela Hyland Hughis

April-Ann & Lloyd Johnson

Ann Kelly

Karen Keser

Bruce Kolowsky

Doug Kolowsky

John Lanza

Linda Lanza

James Littlefield

Kevin Littlefield

Kathy Lynch

Susan Lynch

Main Brace Package Store
(Gill Family)

Michelle Maitland

Anna Marie Manza

Catherine Marrion

Scott Martin

Jacqui Mazza

Carrie McCusker

Robert McDonald

Karen McGovern

Mary McGuinness

Robert Meyer

Stan Mickus

Rebecca Miller

George Mitchell

Mitchell Trust

Molina Family

Joanne Moore

Kimberly Mounts

Niantic Dairy Queen

Carrie Northcott

Michael O'Connor

Andrew Pappas

Neil Passman

Ken Payne

Nancy Pennington

Pfizer Employee Match

Benjamin Piascik

Jeffrey Provost

Princevalle Family

Linda Raffa

Lynne Reynolds Horr

Maile and Trevor Richter

Erin & Jon Roads

Chris Rock

Teressa Rodes

Rosenthal Family

Krista Rue Mingo

Marc Salerno

Scott Salisbury

Barry & Susan Sheckley

Lucy Schuman

Derek Shepard

Alvin Sher

William and Janet Schmidt

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

Victoria Thomson

Lisabeth Timothy

Dorothy Thompson

Jessica Todd

Craig & Roberta Trost

Bob Tubridy

Flo Turner

Karen Urgitis

Cathy Vera

Melissa & Michell Victor-Carrara

Daniel Welch

Linda Williams

Charles & Susan Wyand

Zalewski Family

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, Guidestar, Network 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 (planned) Farmer's Market, and Garde Arts Center Hosts William Shatner.

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

In addition, those who shop through Amazon and have selected STARS to STEM as their charity provide additional donations through Amazon Smile's pledge of .5% of purchases. All contributions are greatly appreciated.