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Starlight Children's Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/05/2014: Starlight Children's Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: STARLIGHT CHILDRENS FOUNDATION

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Starlight Children's Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/05/2014: Starlight Children's Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: STARLIGHT CHILDRENS FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Los Angeles, CA 90067 
EIN: 95-3802159
Web URL: www.starlight.org 
NTEE Category: E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E86 Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
Year Founded: 1982 
Ruling Year: 1987 
How This Organization Is Funded: Corporate
Foundations
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Mission Statement

Starlight Children's Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $5,551,741
Total Expenses $4,805,548

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Jacqueline Hart-Ibrahim

Profile:

GLOBAL CEO Starlight Children's Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Jacquie joined Starlight in 2010 after Korn Ferry International completed their global search for a new executive that possessed a unique blend of strategic leadership, business acumen and philanthropic experience. Jacquie spent 22 years as an executive in the financial sector leading over 1,000 FTE, $40 million in budgets, and nearly $30 billion in assets under advisement. Concurrently, her philanthropy includes more than two decades of experience as a funder with corporate and community foundations. Her board service and volunteering has been primarily focused on organizations in the areas of health and education. Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Political Economy from UC Berkeley, MBA in Global Management, and Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an international cohort. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University and a Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change from Case Western Reserve University.

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Programs

Program: Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment units (GuideStar Exchange,
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Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
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Program Description:

Equipped with the latest gaming system that rolls bedside in hospitals, Fun Center units provide distractive entertainment and the healing power of play to pediatric patients.

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Starlight and its generous donors have placed more than 8,500 Fun Centers in hospitals throughout the globe. But the list of hospitals still waiting for units remains long. Our goal is for every pediatric patient to have access to the therapeutic benefits Fun Centers provide.

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"Our patients love the new Fun Centers,” says Georgetown University Hospital Child Life Specialist, Linda Mi-Young Kim. “The variety of pre-loaded games makes Fun Centers perfect for the little ones and the teens too! A few weeks ago, I had two teen patients, one fighting cancer and the other receiving treatment for a kidney condition, who were upset that they were on the pediatric floor with ‘all the babies.’ They bonded during a heated Fun Center competition, and became fast friends. So we moved them into a double room for the duration of their stay. That Fun Center helped them not only transform their apprehension into laughter, but also to connect with one another — two things that help in the healing process.”   “Fun Centers make a real difference for families too,” adds Linda. “When siblings come in, they climb right into bed with their brother or sister and play together — it really helps them feel at ease and find a little bit of normalcy during a difficult time. I even had one father who played while waiting in his son’s room for him to return from a five-hour surgery. He was so grateful to have something to do to keep his mind off his fears.”

Program: Starbright World online community (GuideStar Exchange,
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Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
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The first-ever private social network for teens with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions, and their siblings. Members connect globally with others experiencing similar medical journeys to create a vibrant, supportive community. Powered by Starlight Children’s Foundation, all content in Starbright World is moderated by trained adults at all times.

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Starlight also engaged the Fielding Graduate Institute to conduct a formal program evaluation and research study.

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“It's so hard for other people to understand what you're feeling when you are very sick. But with my friends on Starbright World, I didn't have to explain,” says Alyssa, a former Starbright World member and current chat host. “It was such an amazing feeling to be able to escape through the Internet into this world where I could laugh, be myself and find support. The friends I made on Starbright World will be among my closest friends for the rest of my life.” An exchange in the Starbright World chat room echoed the same feelings: Member1: I just want to say that I love you all! You guys on here make me feel so much better when I am down! I am so happy and blessed to know all of you! Thanks for being a good friend to me and I hope all of you are feeling great! Member2: Life seems hard at times but with you guys I can get through anything.Member1: TotallyMember2: We are a community of very strong willed people. We are Sparta!Member1: LOL. Yes we are.Member2: No wait, we're SBWers! Throws arms in the air*!*Member3: haha. I love you guys!Member2: LOL. I love you guys too!     “I am grateful that there are kids on Starbright World who understand what I’m going through. Of course, friends and family are supportive, but with kids who are going through the same kinds of things as I am, there is a different level of understanding,” says Starbright World member Nakita. “A few weeks ago, I was feeling pretty awful because I had developed polycystic ovarian syndrome. Another Starbright World teen also had experienced POS, and we talked for a long time about how much it hurts. Of course, my pain didn’t go away, but it was really comforting to know that I wasn’t the only one on the planet going through what I was going through. “It also feels really good to be able to help another teen who is having a tough time,” she continues. “A lot of kids on Starbright World are missing friends in the real world. But whether we are in the hospital or stuck at home, we can log-on anytime and connect with our Starbright World friends -- friends who we can count on to be there for the long haul, through all the ups and downs.”

Program: Starlight Wish Lists (GuideStar Exchange,
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Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
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Program Description:

The world’s first technology platform of its kind links donors to partner facilities to fund unmet needs and improve pediatric care. Hospitals, clinics and other organizations can publish their Wish Lists on starlight.org and donors grant wishes for their facility of choice.

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Program: Starlight Tablets (GuideStar Exchange,
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A critical resource for healthcare professionals to support the ongoing needs of kids while in the hospital. Starlight Tablets come loaded with Starbright World and links to Starlight’s educational programming and recommended applications.

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Program: Starlight Comfort Kits (GuideStar Exchange,
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Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
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High quality backpacks filled with age-appropriate games, toys, art supplies and stuffed animals for infants, youths and teens to improve the hospital experience in the emergency room or during an extended stay.

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Program: Starlight Sites (GuideStar Exchange,
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Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
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Program Description:

Beautifully designed, welcoming and child-friendly hospital environments support the healing of pediatric patients during their hospital experience.

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More than 100 hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, and the UK have Starlight Sites.

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"I’ve come to realize that hospitals have a strange effect on children. It’s as if a hospital room forces them to grow up in an instant and face very adult situations and fears. It’s hard, as a parent, to watch your little one’s only childhood be stolen away. The Starlight playroom has been the one place in the hospital where my daughters can get away from Brianna’s room and enjoy being kids for a while. Morgan doesn’t like to go to her sister’s room, with all of the tubes and machines. She’d much rather visit with Brianna in the Starlight room. And if Brianna is undergoing treatment, Morgan is able to stay in the playroom. I never have to worry about whether or not she is bored, and she is always making friends. It makes it so much easier for Jeff and me to not have to stress about how Morgan is doing while our attention is focused on Brianna’s care." - Starlight mom " We are absolutely THRILLED with the playroom at Metro Health in Wyoming. I was able to spend some time with a 9-year old boy while he was playing in the room. When he first entered the room, he was very embarrassed about his eye injury, and responded quite timidly to our presence. After only 20 minutes of playing "Sorry" with his stepdad and listening to his favorite radio station, he was visibly more content, more interactive, and I even saw him smile a few times. It was great to experience first-hand the impact of this gift for Metro's young patients. We're so thankful to Starlight for making this possible!" - Child Life staff at Metro Health
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