South Shore Stars (http://www.southshorestars.org), a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive early education and youth development programs through a family-support approach and has served as a resource for working parents on the South Shore since 1970, announced that the organization raised $110,000 from corporate sponsors and individuals for its Five Decades of Impact Virtual Celebration, streamed live on Facebook on Oct.14, surpassing its $100,000 goal.
“Turning 50 is a very big deal, and I am so happy to be celebrating South Shore Stars’ very important milestone with all of our family and friends,” said South Shore Stars’ Executive Director Adlin, who, after 26 years at the helm will be retiring at the end of this year. “We are also incredibly grateful that we were able to reach our fundraising goal, especially in these challenging times, and are so appreciative of everyone who gave during the celebration, and those who continue to give in honor of our 50th anniversary.”
The 50th Anniversary Celebration also honored the five facets of Stars: the visionary founder, government leaders, corporate supporters, community partners, and phenomenal staff. Adlin introduced special guest speakers who represented each facet: the husband (Archie Wahlberg) and son (Dan Wahlberg) of founder Rosemary Wahlberg, who passed away two years ago; Ronald Mariano, majority leader, Massachusetts House of Representatives; Doug Briggs, Chairman and CEO of Quincy Mutual Group; Sarah Link, vice president of Community Impact for United Way; and Stars’ “dedicated and talented staff.