2017  Starfish Benefit Committee Chairs
Steering Committee  Michelle Castle, April Vaughn,
Stacee Caskey, and Marty Sanderson
Live & Silent Auction  April Vaughn & Denise Rawlins
Winner's Choice Raffle  Stacee Caskey
Wine Pull  Marty Sanderson
Sponsorships  Stacy Rake-Murphy
Decorations & Venue  Tedra Franklin
Food & Beverage  Marty Sanderson
Logistics & Set up  Jon Rains
Print & Promotions  Michelle Castle

The Starfish Story...

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy
picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked,“What are you doing?”

The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.

The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and
hundreds of starfish?  You can’t make a difference!”

After listening politely, the boy bent down,picked up another starfish, and threw it
back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man,he said, “I made a difference for that one.”

To view a list of 2016 Starfish Benefit Sponsors click here.

To purchase tickets to attend the event
click here

To view the Starfish Benefit photo gallery
click here

To purchase WINNER'S CHOICE RAFFLE Tickets click here.


Plans are underway for the 6th Annual Starfish Benefit scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 at
the Sherman Municipal Ballroom.  Last year's event proved to be bigger and better than we anticipated
providing much needed funding for direct client services.  We extend sincere appreciation to more than
100 individuals and businesses that sponsored or donated items.  Click here to see our list of 2016
supporters.  At this time, we ask for continued support and invite folks not yet involved to join us and
support this great cause.  

Proceeds from the event provide much needed funds to help sponsor the care of poor and working poor
families.  YOUR involvement supports a lifeline to hurting Texoma children and families who find their
way to us to help them heal and move forward with their lives.  Over 3000 children, parents and family
members receive help each year.  

Our sponsorship packages offer a great opportunity to gain excellent exposure as an outstanding
member and supporter of the community.  We have developed a set of sponsorships for all budgets
and sponsorship levels. Please consider sponsoring the 5th Annual Starfish Benefit .  Please review
details of sponsor levels below. 

Thank you for considering supporting the Child & Family Guidance Center.  We hope you will be a
sponsor and look forward to seeing you at the event.

Stacy Rake Murphy
Sponsorship Chair, Board of Directors & Staff



Due to the fees associated with credit card processing, we require Platinum sponsors to pay by check.  We encourage other sponsor levels to do the same if possible.  However, for convenience, please proceed and  select a sponsorship level through our website. All details about attending the event will be emailed to you.  Donations are tax deductible to the extend allowable by law.  Child & Family Guidance Center is a 501 ( C ) (3) nonprofit. Tax ID # 75-606-7812.  Thank you for supporting the Starfish Benefit!