The creator of the acclaimed series Head Case and author of Happily Ali After, Ali Wentworth, will be the guest speaker at STAR’s Sixth Annual Speaker’s Luncheon in support of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The multi-talented performer and writer will share “Lessons and Laughs from Ali’s Wonderland” on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Woodway Country Club from noon to 2 p.m. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Peter Saverine, Director of Philanthrophy, at (203) 846-9581 x302 or email@example.com
Ali Wentworth brings a wealth of experience to all her endeavors, including as a screenwriter, actor, comedian, and producer. Wentworth made a name for herself as a regular on two seasons of In Living Color. Since then she has made countless appearances on film and television and is the creator of two series, Head Case and, most recently NightCap. She is the author of The WASP Cookbook (Warner Books) which details the lack of taste in the puritanical culinary history with hilarious commentary on WASP culture, and Ali in Wonderland (HarperCollins), a comedic look at bad advice her mother has given her, was a New York Times best seller. Her latest book Happily Ali After, a comedic self-help book, is also a New York Times best seller. Additionally, Ali Wentworth is the founder of BabyLove DC and is a devoted children’s advocate. She also sits on the boards of the Children’s Defense Fund and Good Plus Foundation.
Tickets to the luncheon are $95 and VIP Tickets which include a champagne meet & greet are $150. A table of up to 12 people is $1,500. All proceeds benefit STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way’s programs and services for infants, children, and adults impacted by I/DD in Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford.
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization established in 1952 to serve individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. STAR’s customized employment program for people with I/DD leads the state in job placements and hours worked. Likewise, STAR’s Birth to Three program continues to exceed state and local average results with 100% of the children reducing the gap, and 93% caught up in developmental milestones. Headquartered in Norwalk and with new offices in 15 Cross Street, Norwalk and 111 Elm Street, New Canaan, STAR is able to serve over 600 individuals from birth through their senior years in Fairfield County. STAR aims to inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals.
For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, visit www.starct.org .