March 17, 2020
Friends, family and supporters:
Over the last week, we have been keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 situation. Yesterday, the CDC recommended all events of 50 or more people be immediately cancelled for the next 8 weeks. This has led us to decide to POSTPONE our Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi Extravaganzas until a later date this summer.
Our most important concern is our community. With that said, WE CAN’T GIVE SCHOLARSHIPS WITHOUT YOU. We are asking that you please consider committing to support Stars Scholarship Fund and send funds to us by May 29, 2020 so that we can continue our efforts in providing scholarships to students from our community for Fall 2020.
At the moment, our scholarship cycle is open and carries a deadline of March 31, 2020. As of today, we have 5,040 applications in our system and we anticipate this number to grow to 8,000 by our deadline.
Although our events will be postponed, our mission to provide access to higher education cannot be. Stars Scholarship Fund is a grassroots non-profit organization that relies on the support of our community. The RGV and Corpus Extravaganzas are our largest source of funding and it is imperative that we have funds on hand to offer scholarships to students in June. We hope we can continue to count on you during these unprecedented times.
We are working with our venues and vendors to secure a new date and we will let you all know once that is locked in. Your commitment today will be recognized and celebrated at our rescheduled events.
We thank you for your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing you in the summer (crossing fingers) when we can all get together again.
Val LaMantia Peisen
The 17th Annual Stars Rio Grande Valley Extravaganza will be postponed for summer 2020! This year’s Extravaganza will promise to be an amazing one-of-a-kind experience for our sponsors. Our sponsors will enjoy a gourmet meal, live auction and a private live concert by Parker McCollum. Rolling Stone calls him a “no-holds-barred, confessional singer-songwriter.” McCollum has “been a fixture on the Texas live-music circuit” and “…the Austin-based McCollum proved his staying power.” His brand-new song, “Pretty Heart” is out everywhere now.
Stars Scholarship Fund’s annual Extravaganza attracts over 700 members from the community. Guests are treated to a cocktail reception, a unique gourmet dinner, followed by a live auction and live entertainment. Each year, Stars Scholarship Fund sets out to provide a one-of-a-kind private experience for our guests and 2020 will be no different!
Stars Scholarship Fund, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization has assisted over 16,000 students with scholarships to attend the college of their choice since inception in 2002. Your sponsorship will help us continue our commitment to providing scholarships to highly motivated, academically talented students from our community. As always, Stars Scholarship Fund commits 100% of donor funds to student scholarships.
The expenses associated with this event are generously underwritten by L&F Distributors.