Starlight Children's Foundation CEO, Adam Garone, Named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Los Angeles Business Journal
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LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2024 ~ Los Angeles, CA - Adam Garone, CEO of Starlight Children's Foundation, has been recognized as Nonprofit Executive of the Year (Large) by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The prestigious award was presented at the annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award luncheon held at the Biltmore Los Angeles. This honor celebrates the most impactful nonprofit organizations, teams, and leaders, as well as corporate leaders and organizations dedicated to uplifting their communities.

Garone, who joined Starlight Children's Foundation in 2019, has a proven track record of successfully leading and transforming organizations. He is best known for co-founding the Movember Foundation, a global charity that has raised over $1.5 billion for men's health. With his leadership, the Movember Foundation utilized fun and engaging fundraising activities to raise awareness and funds for men's health.

Since joining Starlight Children's Foundation, Garone has continued to utilize his digital expertise and "Have fun, do good" philosophy to enhance children's hospital experiences. Under his guidance, Starlight has formed partnerships with numerous Los Angeles-based businesses and national leaders. One of Garone's innovative initiatives includes introducing interactive hospital gowns with printed Quick Response (QR) codes on the fabric. These codes can be scanned by patients to access digital content that entertains and engages them while providing a welcome distraction during their hospital stay.

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In addition to his focus on enhancing children's hospital experiences, Garone also prioritizes incorporating fun into various fundraising initiatives. This includes partnering with content creators for streaming sessions and hosting engaging events such as fun runs with dedicated fandom groups. As a result of his leadership, Starlight has significantly increased its impact, revenue, and organizational transparency.

Garone's unwavering commitment to serving others and finding joy in his work sets him apart from others in his field. He has led Starlight through the challenges of the pandemic while increasing revenue and reaching more children each year. He has also prioritized addressing the organization's culture, fostering an innovative environment that encourages and empowers the team to take risks without fear of failure.

Under Garone's transformative leadership, Starlight's programs such as Gaming, Virtual Reality, Hospital Gowns, and Toy Deliveries have greatly improved the hospital experiences of seriously ill children, particularly those who are underserved. Notable community engagements, including hospital visits from celebrities and partners, further highlight Garone's dedication to making a positive difference. His commitment to joy and service makes him a deserving finalist for the LABJ's Nonprofit Executive of the Year (Large).

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Founded in 1982, Starlight Children's Foundation is a top-rated charity that aims to bring happiness to seriously ill children and their families through vital programs that impact millions of kids annually. These programs are donor-funded and offered free of charge to hospitals and families. By unleashing the power of play, Starlight empowers children with a renewed sense of optimism, resilience, and courage. The organization is committed to equitable program distribution across its nationwide hospital network as they believe that happy kids heal faster.

For more information about Starlight Children's Foundation or to get involved with their mission, please contact them at the provided information below.
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