Monday , 18 June 2018

Laura Bush to be Keynote Speaker at Star Executive Summit

“Be Inspired, Be Inspiring!” is the theme for the third Star Executive Summit featuring keynote speaker former First Lady Laura Bush on May 24 at the Embassy Suites Frisco Conference Center. This fundraising event brings together philanthropists, business executives, leaders and individuals in support of the mission of Star to raise the level of philanthropy in our community to positively impact children’s lives.

While Mrs. Bush is best known as a former First Lady and the wife of President, George W. Bush, her first career in teaching and library science was motivated by her lifelong love of children and commitment to education. Mrs. Bush will describe her work as First Lady and the experiences that shaped the United States’ first decade of the 21st century.

The past two summits have brought Newt Gingrich and Lee & Bob Woodruff to the area to share their inspiring stories of service. Leading the efforts are local business women and philanthropists, co-chairs, Cheryl Massey of Michael W. Massey & Associates and Sandy Golgart of Bentley Premier Homes. Introducing Mrs. Bush is The Honorable Senator Florence Shapiro, District 8 of Plano and Long-time friend of the First Lady. The Star Summit emcee and moderator is Shelley Slater, WFAA-TV news team and a Plano native.

“We are honored to represent Star Children’s Charity as we bring one of America’s most inspirational leaders to Collin County, First Lady Laura Bush. Her dedication to advancing education and promoting the well-being of children and families worldwide will definitely be motivating to all who hear her speak,” stated Cheryl Massey. “The theme, “Be Inspired, Be Inspiring!” is perfect as we know guests will leave encouraged to contribute in making Collin County a place where children come first,” continued Sandy Golgart.

Proceeds from this event will go to Star Children’s Charity designated beneficiary, City House who provides emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.

A long-time supporter of Star, F.A.I.T.H. Jewelry will sponsor a chance drawing to win a new IPAD 3; each guest that purchases a signature custom designed Star bracelet with be entered for a chance to win the iPad. A silent auction will accompany the event to further raise funds for City House. In addition, a luxury silent auction will feature a variety of must-have items.

Sponsorships and ticket reservations for the Star Executive Summit are available at or by calling 972.943.3344. Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and individual tickets at $150. Space is limited and advance reservations are required.

ABOUT STAR CHILDREN’S CHARITY: Star Children’s Charity is a leading voice of philanthropy in Collin County, dedicated to financially supporting non-profit organizations that benefit the wellbeing 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 $1M 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 encourages the community to learn more about Star Children’s Charity and join their efforts by visiting or contacting Executive Director Ronelle Ianace at 972.943.3344 or

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