Save the Date for STARability Foundation’s 5th Annual STAR Gala on Feb. 11

Enjoy a night on the red carpet to support their STARs!

STARability Foundation is pleased to announce the5th Annual STAR Gala: Night on the Red Carpet will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and a variety of live and silent auctions.

Following a sold-out event in 2022 that raised $3.2 million, STARability’s largest benefit event of the year returns to raise funds to preserve and expand the nonprofit organization’s innovative programs that shine light on ability, not disability. Proceeds will help support hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout the community.

Solas Wealth will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 STAR Gala.

“We are incredibly proud to support STARability’s event that will allow them to continue their impactful work,” said Jana Seaman, Solas Wealth’s co-founder. “Through their services and programs, they are able to meet the growing needs of the community. As a parent of a daughter with developmental challenges, their mission is especially meaningful and resonates with not only my family but the entire team at Solas Wealth.”

Solas Wealth is a wealth management firm based in Naples, spearheaded by industry veteran and author Michael Komara, that takes a collaborative, caring and inspiring approach. The company integrates financial planning, investment management and coaching to offer boutique style services to its clients by designing financial plans and investment portfolios to fit each clients’ specific needs.

“We are excited to partner with Solas Wealth on the 2023 STAR Gala,” said Karen Govern, CEO of STARability. “Jana and her family deeply understand the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community and gaps in services they face daily. They know that our participants need and deserve programs and services that help them learn, find meaningful jobs, engage in life-enriching experiences and stay connected to the community. We’re grateful to them and Solas Wealth for believing in our mission and participants.”

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information about STARability’s 2023 STAR Gala, visit

FEATURED PHOTO: Jana and Brent Seaman

For nearly four decades, STARability Foundation has been shining a light on abilities, not disabilities. Formed by a small community of caring parents, STARability has become one of Southwest Florida’s leading nonprofits. Today, the organization is opening a world of possibilities for hundreds of individuals ages 14 and older by offering a variety of inclusive programs focused on vocational training, continuing education, teamwork, social engagement and community involvement. STARability’s compassionate team supports people with disabilities by providing life-transforming opportunities that emphasize teamwork and a connection to the community while strengthening awareness and respect for individual abilities. To learn more about the services and program offerings available, please visit

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