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Make a Lasting Impact at Our Inaugural Event

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Mark your calendars and clear your schedules as we look forward to the most anticipated event of the year: the inaugural Starfish Awards, powered by the Women Leaders of the Special Education Foundation! On June 13th, all roads lead to the iconic CityPark Stadium, home of STL City SC.

The Starfish Awards shine a light on the remarkable individuals who dedicate themselves to making a difference in the lives of students supported by the Special School District of St. Louis County. This event is a celebration of compassion, dedication, and the transformative power of education. As we gear up for another memorable evening, we invite you to join us as a sponsor and be part of this inspiring event that uplifts our community.

Why Sponsor the Starfish Awards?

  • Supporting Education: By sponsoring the Starfish Awards, you are investing in education and empowerment. Your contribution directly supports SEF —impacting the lives of students with special needs, providing them with essential resources, opportunities, and support to thrive.
  • Visibility and Brand Exposure: As a sponsor, your brand will be prominently featured throughout the event, offering invaluable exposure to a diverse audience of educators, families, community leaders, and philanthropists. This visibility not only showcases your commitment to social responsibility but also enhances brand recognition and goodwill.
  • Networking Opportunities: The Starfish Awards bring together a dynamic community of individuals passionate about education and inclusivity. As a sponsor, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, forge meaningful relationships, and explore potential collaborations that extend beyond the event itself.
  • Demonstrate Corporate Citizenship: Corporate social responsibility is more than just a buzzword—it's a commitment to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. By sponsoring the Starfish Awards, you demonstrate your company's dedication to social causes, fostering goodwill among employees, customers, and stakeholders.

Join us in making a difference. The Starfish Awards represent an opportunity to celebrate the individual heroes who champion inclusivity, advocacy, and education for students with special needs. By becoming a sponsor, you play a vital role in ensuring that these individuals receive the recognition and support they deserve. Together, we can create a brighter future for all students, one individual at a time.

We have amazing sponsorship package opportunities. See your company’s logo on the big screen at CityPark! Learn more about our sponsorship packages and event information. For questions, contact SEF’s Event Manager Jill Salinas, at or 314.394.7072.