The 2012 Star Executive Summit raised a net of $150,000 for City House, which was Star Children’s Charity’s designated beneficiary for this event. 

The event was also the perfect setting to honor City House Co-Founders Nancy Boyd and Kay Goodman for their outstanding commitment to improve the lives of thousands of Texas children in need. Twenty-nine years ago these two Plano ISD teachers discovered several Plano students were homeless and without shelter.

Boyd and Goodman set out on their own to establish a shelter, and in December 1988 they opened doors to Collin Intervention To Youth, now known as City House, the first non-profit organization to provide shelter to North Texas youth as well as others across the state.

Star Executive Director Ronelle Ianace presented Boyd and Goodman with Tiffany crystal bowls and many words of grateful appreciation for their work through City House.  

This fundraising effort completes Star Children’s Charity’s $500,000 pledge to City House to build the children’s bedroom wing at My Friend’s House.  

“Be Inspired, Be Inspiring!” was the theme of the third annual Star Executive Summit featuring keynote speaker First Lady Laura Bush. The luncheon took place on May 24 at the Embassy Suites Frisco Conference Center. 

Mrs. Bush was introduced by long-time friend Sen. Florence Shapiro and WFAA-TV’s Shelly Slater. This fundraising event brought together more than 650 philanthropists, business executives, leaders and individuals in support of Star Children’s Charity’s mission to improve the well-being of children in Collin County.

Through a significant donation by F.A.I.T.H. Jewelry Company, $10,000 was raised during the lunch. A silent auction, highlighted by two private autograph and photo sessions with Mrs. Bush, also contributed to the success of the event.

Star Children's Charity is a leading voice of philanthropy in Collin County, dedicated to financially supporting non-profit organizations that benefit the well being of children. Founded by Michelle Brennan Hall and Linda S. Paulk in 2007, Star Children's Charity consists of families who are passionate about changing the lives of Collin County's children by supporting efforts to improve services for medical, education, enrichment and safety as well as encourage generations of philanthropy. 

As of January 2012, Star Children’s Charity has distributed over $1 million in funds to support Collin County children through program and capital campaign support of beneficiaries: Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County, City House, Children’s Medical Center Legacy, Plano Children’s Medical Clinic, Samaritan Inn and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

Star invites the community to learn more about Star Children's Charity and join their efforts by visiting www.starchildrens.com.