Gratitude. Join us at Star.


Dear Friends,

As you all know, Barbara Findeisen is now back as president of the STAR Foundation Board and STAR Retreats are returning to Kenyon Ranch.  We have a new Board of Directors that are excited and committed to bringing STAR home and making it the most welcome and healing process that it has ever been. We have four STAR Retreats scheduled for 2016, and are pleased to kick off the first one in February- it is filling up quickly.

2016 Winter STAR Retreat
February 12, 2016 - February 21, 2016
2016 Spring STAR Retreat
May 6, 2016 - May 15, 2016
2016 Summer STAR Retreat
July 22, 2016 - July 31, 2016
2016 Fall STAR Retreat
September 1, 2016 - September 11, 2016

We hope that you will continue to refer your family, friends or clients to STAR to experience the healing and hope for their lives as so many of you have. We want as many as possible to experience STAR firsthand as we continue with the work that Barbara has created.

The STAR Foundation's mission is to provide nurturing intensives where adults experience empowerment and inspiration, and are given tools to transform their lives.

We also hope that you will continue your generous contributions to STAR Foundation in order to fulfill our mission, vision, and values.

There are several ways you can contribute:

  • You can pledge monthly support. Your gift helps us cover operational costs, workshop leader salaries and provides a stable financial base for our work.
  • You can make a one-time donation.
  • You can dedicate your donation to the general fund or one of two scholarship funds; General Scholarship or our new Diversity Scholarship to encourage participation from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Your support will be greatly appreciated.  You can make checks payable to STAR Foundation – our mailing address is below. You can also donate online at our website here STAR Foundation is tax-exempt under 501(c) (3) of the I.R.S. Code EIN 77-0009281.

Please mail donations to:
STAR Foundation, PO Box 1554, Tubac, AZ 85646

In gratitude,

STAR Foundation Board of Directors
Barbara R. Findeisen, Founder and President
Cheryl Sharp, Executive Director
Candace Rosen, Clinical Director
Kathy Reid, Secretary
Jed Applerouth

Visit for more information, to register for a retreat, or to make a donation in support of our programs. The STAR© Retreat is a 501c3 non profit. The STAR© Retreat stands alone among personal growth workshops with its 1-to-2 staff to participant ratio. Its remarkably large, diverse, and knowledgable staff provide you, as a participant, a safe, unparalleled level of personalized attention creating an extremely individualized and tailored experience.

Kenyon Ranch photos courtesy Susannah Castro, used by permission of the artist.