Dear Valued Friends,

You all know the importance and impact that STAR has on people’s lives.

This is one of the many testimonials the STAR staff receives after a STAR Retreat.  These experiences validate the work Barbara started almost 40 years ago and continues today.

 “My time at STAR has changed my life.  The program helped me to reevaluate many issues that I did not even realize were troubling me.  Issues which I came to realize were causing me a lot of angst and creating negative or self-defeating behavior.  The retreat gave me skills to rethink and reorganize several aspects of my life.  I am much happier and although people are guessing that  I changed my hair or had plastic surgery, it is apparent to everyone that I am different and “lighter”.  It is hard work to attend and put your all into everything that is addressed.  It is a very intense 10 days, but well worth the personal reflection and growth it produces.  I am happier and calmer and more at peace!” – STAR 2017 Graduate.

Donate now to help more people benefit from STAR.  For every retreat that STAR offers, we are asked for scholarships. Due to limited resources, there are only a few available at each retreat.  The typical scholarship requested is from $800 – $1,500.  With your donation, you will help us to serve a larger number of people in crisis so they may experience the transformation and healing they need. Statistics show 18% of the U.S. population is currently experiencing psychological crisis.

There are a couple ways to donate:

  • Dedicate your donation to the scholarship fund.
  • Dedicate your donation to the general fund to provide a stable financial base for our work.

A heart felt thank you for your continued support of STAR! Please refer your family, friends and clients to STAR so they, too, experience the healing and hope for their lives as so many of you have.

Make your tax deductible donation online at our website: Or send a check payable to “STAR Foundation”.  STAR Foundation, PO Box 8164, Tumacacori, AZ 85640. Please call the STAR office at 520-398-3105 if you need assistance.

In gratitude,

Board of Directors:

Barbara Findeisen, Founder & President

Candace Rosen, Clinical Director

Jed Appelrouth, Treasurer

Kathy Reid, Secretary

Patricia Martin, Member

STAR Foundation is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. Code EIN 77-0009281.

Our Star retreats are filling up quickly!

You can find  information, including how to register, on our website by clicking the links below.

2018 Winter STAR Retreat
January 19, 2018 to January 28, 2018

2018 Spring STAR Retreat
April 13, 2018 to April 22, 2018

2018 Summer STAR Retreat
July 20, 2018 to July 29, 2018

2018 Fall STAR Retreat
October 19, 2018 to October 28, 2018