Night of Stars
photographs by Miggs Burroughs
The tenth annual Galaxy of STARs Gala Dinner Dance and Auction was held at Woodway Country Club in Darien. More than 200 guests attended the event, helping to raise nearly $270,000 for the agency’s programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families. STAR President Ken Harrington-Howes served as host for the evening, along with Executive Director Katie Banzhaf and auctioneer Kathy Kingston. Jim Wall of Deloitte was honored for his support. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auctions, which included original, hand-painted porcelain plates by artists Nina Bentley, Elise Black, Miggs Burroughs, Eileen Grace and Leslie Giuliani; the live auction included a private VIP box and tickets for twenty to Cirque du Soleil’s Immortal. Committee members included Richard Batten, Mary McGee, Joseph and Cathleen Crowley-Piscitell, Barry and Judy Bosworth, John and Mary Lee Danaher, Jack and Deborah McFadden, Miggs Burroughs, Mickey and Candace Herbst and Robert and Doree Levy. STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a not-for-profit, provides support, services and advocacy.