Welcome, and thank you so much in advance for your support of the STAR Institute and the families we are able to help through our efforts.

For those new to the Starry Starry Night Gala, our purpose is to provide scholarships for local Arizona families with children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to receive the extraordinary care the STAR Institute in Denver, CO provides. From this event, we are able to help cover the costs of travel, housing, and healthcare in Denver while the children and their family seek evaluations, treatment, and counseling.

To date, we have raised nearly $1,000,000 and over 100 families have received scholarships through Starry Starry Night.  We want to thank The STAR Institute, the Arizona community, and YOU for your contributions and support in helping us enable families to reach for the STAR.


Take a look at the video from our record breaking

2018 Starry Starry Night Gala

Dr. Elysa Marco is our hope for the future of kids with sensory challenges. Her research is incredible and among the most well-articulated proof that sensory impairments have both brain and behavior correlates. I’m so very happy to know that Dr. Marco is moving her incredible work forward.”
— Dr. Lucy Miller, Founder, STAR Institute for SPD


Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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