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.

Photo of coins by Michael Longmire


Interstellar Asteroids
$1 - $249

Moon Walkers
$250 - $499

Planetary Inhabitants
$500 - $1,499

Star Gazers
$1,500 - $2,999

Solar System Explorers
$3,000 - $4,999

Galaxy Guardians
$5,000 - $9,999

Voyagers of the Universe

Interstellar Asteroids
Tracey Anhalt
John Birmingham
Margaret Bloom
Donald Bodwell
Paula Branham
Kevin Brouillard
Lynn and Jean Brown
William Buscetto
Amy Cabaniss
Donald Campbell
Janet Carlson
Jessica Carlson
Cash True Value Flanders
Thomas Celentano
Christine Cnota
Joyce Daubar
Glenn Dewell
Jamie DiPalma
Terry Donovan
M Enrique and R Gordon
Marie Fain
Bonni Fiala
Christine Fordyce
Lisa Gilmore
Kurt Hayes
Heinrich Family
Ann Kelly
Karen Keser
Linda Lanza
James Littlefield
Kevin Littlefield
Kathy Lynch
Susan Lynch
Main Brace Package Store (Gill Family)
Anna Marie Manza
Catherine Marrion
Jacqui Mazza
Carrie McCusker
Robert McDonald
Mary McGuinness
Robert Meyer

Rebecca Miller
George Mitchell
Michael O'Connor
Andrew Pappas
Neil Passman
Ken Payne
Benjamin Piascik
Jeffrey Provost
Linda Raffa
Erin & Jon Roads
Rosenthal Family
Marc Salerno
Derek Shepard
Michele Snitkin
Antonio and Mary Spinelli
Diane Swan
Victoria Thomson
Lisa Timothy
Dorothy Thompson
Flo Turner
Karen Urgitis
Melissa/Michell Victor-Carrara
Daniel Welch
Charles Wyand
Zalewski Family

Moon Walkers
Firebrand Designs
Star Computers David Lewis
Jessica Todd

Planetary Inhabitants
Andrew Banever
Chelsea Groton Foundation
Daversa Partners
Mitchell Trust

Star Gazers
DSJ Printing
Princevalle Family
Lucy Schuman

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, and Silva’s Package Store. Many thanks to those businesses for allowing us to place the jars.

Contributions were also accepted at the 2019 Lion's Club Art Show, Celebrate East Lyme Day, 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's pledge of .5% of purchases. All contributions are greatly appreciated.