for Student Financial Aid
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Over 120 years ago, the Reverend William Merrick Chapin came across a homeless boy who was begging at the Providence train station. Without hesitation, he took the boy in and founded St. Andrew’s School. Decades later, the school has helped hundreds of young people in need of a nurturing, stable environment in which to live and study.
Like Father Chapin and St. Andrew’s School, there are many devoted people who make a difference for children. With our event partner, East Bay Newspapers, we present the Shining Star Honor to individuals from our local communities who have, through generosity of spirit, changed the lives and given opportunity to children.
St. Andrew’s serves students who have a defined learning disability, have come from socio-economic struggles, and those who have experienced high academic pressures from public and other private schools. Currently, 50% of our students receive need-based financial aid.
Thank you for your support!
This year we raise $140,000 toward our Financial Aid Program
Date for next year’s event: Saturday, May 18, 2013
6:15 pm - Doors open for seating, Keats Theatre, McCulloch Center for the Arts
7:00 pm - Ceremony begins in Keats Theatre
7:45 pm - Celebration under the Tent, Silent Auction & Raffle.
Thank you to our 2012 Shining Star Honorees for a wonderful evening:
• DAVID BOURNS, Founding Head of the Paul Cuffee Maritime School in Providence
• BRIDGET PRESCOTT, Director of Education at Save The Bay
• WILLIAM "BILL" REYNOLDS, respected author and columnist at the Providence Journal-Bulletin
Click here to view all the Shining Star Honor recipients (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012)
A Night of Shining Stars is supported and attended by corporate and community leaders from around the region. 100% of proceeds generated through corporate and individual donations directly support current year financial aid for many students who couldn't otherwise attend.
Nominees for the Shining Star Honor are presented by editors of East Bay Newspapers and friends of St. Andrew’s School.
Thank you to our 2012 Event Sponsors