Our Mission: To help families and children create lasting memories by assisting them with resources to participate in extracurricular activities, events and any other unique experiences which foster family values.
Upon A Star can assist those who cannot afford family programs and services. With our financial assistance, kids and families find the assistance they need to participate in different programs such as Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Parent-Child programs, Summer Camps, Music and Arts, and MORE. Select "Programs" in the menu to the left for a list of the programs Upon A Star has supported.
'Talk Derby to Me' - 'Run for the Roses'
a chance for Marco Island to raise cash for the kids (Read Article)
Academy teams with Upon a Star Foundation for Talk Derby to Me fundraiser May 4! (Read Article)
This year, “Talk Derby” featured a new wrinkle, with two causes for the price of one. Proceeds from the afternoon were split between Upon A Star and the Marco Island Academy, the island’s new charter high school. Adding the school’s backers and fund-raising prowess to the established local Upon A Star, which helps local children and families in need, generated a daily double of giving, making all involved winners, regardless of what happened up at that horse race. With 260 attending, the event raised over $40,000 for the two local groups.
All the money taken in at “Talk Derby” went to the cause, as MIB owner Frank LaCava once again provided all the food for the event, as well as paying all his staff to work the event. “Every dime goes to charity,” said LaCava. “I take no money the restaurant is theirs for the day.”
Call Michelle to reserve your horse now!! Phone: 239.272.3090
Talk Derby to Me is the single annual fund raiser for the Upon A Star Foundation. There are several levels of participation and loads of fun for all. For tickets or more details: Talk Derby to Me!
Apply for Upon A Star Assistance:
ONLY applications that are 100% complete will be considered.
Applications are accepted between:
January 1st - March 31st
July 1st - September 30th
If you or a family you know needs financial assistance to participate in programs: Request Funds.
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