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STARS is IEA's annual evening of celebration! We take this time to celebrate a year's worth of success and enjoy an evening fundraising for our students.

The 2020 STARS Evening of Celebration will be held as a virtual celebration on Friday, November 6th from 6:30 - 7:00 PM. This virtual celebration will feature a toast, live entertainment, some very special guests, and a gift box for you! This year's STARS is sure to be lots of fun! There will also be opportunities to join live virtual events celebrating our students and the new Outdoor Education Area throughout the week!

Get your tickets and place your bids HERE


Here's all you need for Friday's Celebration at 6:30 PM

Tech Information

  • The LIVE STARS Celebration begins at 6:30 PM on November 6, 2020. 
  • A link to the webinar will be sent to your email. 
  • For a brief introduction to our online event solution, you can view a helpful video from our online event website BidPal by clicking HERE.
  • IEA has a digital event program booklet this year! You can see it HERE.
  • ALL bids and donations can be made securely online at our STARS event website

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, or have a question about placing a bid online or making a gift, you can call or text Ryan Heckman, IEA's Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator, at 860-249-1050. 

Click on the digital program booklet cover below to view other important event information:

Can't make it to the live celebration? Don't worry, buy your tickets now and we'll send you the link and your gift box so you can celebrate at your convenience. The virtual auction will be open for bidding several weeks prior to November 6th and will remain open until 30 minutes after the live event.

Proceeds from this year's Celebration will help to cover many of the unexpected costs incurred to re-open IEA safely this fall for our students. We know that most of our students thrive when they are in a caring, nurturing and focused learning environment, so IEA teachers and staff did everything we could to prepare our building to welcome everyone back safely.

I am unable to attend the virtual gala, but I'd like to make a donation to IEA instead!

Celebrate the Outdoor Education Area!


2020 Stars Event Committee

Laruen Fine, Corey Glider, Mindy Jason, Julie Krug, Michael Lepore, Chip Monzeglio, Johnny C. Paindiris, Susan Pribyson, Natasha Segool