Posts Tagged: development

Star Island Corporation

Star Island Welcomes Pam Smith as Development Director

Dear Star Island Community, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Pam Smith as our new Director of Development. Pam has more than twenty years of experience in development and nonprofit management. She has worked at both small and large organizations, including the MSPCA/American Humane Education Society, and The Boston Plan for Excellence… Read more >


Last Call: A Star Steward Bids Farewell

by Angela Matthews, Director of Development There it was – my last season on Star Island – the start of Natural History Week and the echoes and harmonies of the Arts conference morning singers are only just fading. Arise – arise – open your eyes! Arise and greet the day. It is of course how… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Three Year Map Reinforces Our Mission and Vision

by Joe Watts, CEO Star Island’s new strategic map is now in place with community, economic, environment, and stewardship goals at its core. This map serves as a basis for our decision making and reinforces our mission and vision. Any good map helps us to get where we want to go. Our strategic map, with… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Strategic Map to Guide Star Through 2016

by Sharon Kennedy, President In 2014, Star Island embarks on a new three year strategic plan with community, economic, environment, and stewardship goals at its core. Our plan is the result of many individuals within our Shoaler community working together. It also demonstrates our connections with the principles of the United Church of Christ and… Read more >


On Island: A Lot to be Happy About

Greetings, fellow Shoalers! As I write my first report to you as President of the Board, I feel such a sense of gratitude. I am writing from the island, where the Life on A Star conferences have had two glorious weeks. LOAS has broken its attendance records, and is full of joy, music and fellowship,… Read more >

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Star Island Receives $100,000 Grant from Shelter Rock’s Large Grant Program

With the help of a $100,000 grant from the Large Grant Program of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, NY, Star Island continues to make necessary life safety upgrades to its historic buildings and grounds. The bulk of this substantial gift from Shelter Rock funds replacement of the water pump powering Star Island’s… Read more >

On the Island

2012: A Year of Accomplishments

Hello fellow Shoalers! It was a wintry mix this morning, yet things are already heating up in preparation for the next season on Star. A lot is in the works to get ready for next June and a lot has been accomplished in the last 12 months. I want to take a few minutes to… Read more >


Star’s Future

By Joe Watts, Star Island CEO In this issue of our newsletter we are focusing on transitions. This seems fitting, as we are in the midst of a few. Vicky has retired and moved to Seattle to be with her family, and I have moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer. It is an… Read more >


A Message from the Development Office

One of the best benefits of working for Star Island is summer residency on the island and the opportunity to sample each of the programs and related activities.  International Affairs exposed me to experts on the spread of a democratic revolution across the Middle East and the way in which technology did or did not… Read more >