For Those With Family Members With Special Needs: Estate Planning Breakfast Panel

A free presentation and discussion next week on estate planning for those who have family members with intellectual and emotional disabilities. At the event, co-sponsored by Star, Inc., Lighting the Way and JumpSTARs  a lawyer as well as UBS investment and planning specialists will speak. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. — an announcement from Star Inc. Photo above: Kimberly Greenberg, STAR Birth to Three Parent, presenting at STAR event with photo of her daughter, Parker. Titled “Special Needs Financial Challenges and Trusts,” the event will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct.

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Three Darien High School Seniors Raise Funds for Local Toddlers With Developmental Delays

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Three recent graduates of Darien High School — Lauren Larizza, Owen Stevens and Olivia Taylor — spearheaded a project to support STAR, Inc. as part of their senior internship with The Community Fund of Darien. With their involvement in the Youth Community Fund allocations, these intelligent, kind and proactive interns were aware of STAR’s funding shortfall to complete an important project to benefit toddlers in our community. — This article combines an announcement from STAR Inc. Lighting the Way, along with the text of the fundraising appeal from the students’ project. They were inspired to create and manage a project on The Impact Vine — an online giving platform founded by The Community Fund of Darien to support local nonprofits. Their mission was to raise an additional $750 to purchase iPads and learning software for STAR’s Birth to Three program.