An April 2014 Thank You!


It's been an amazing three years! Three years ago Daystar believed in me enough to hire me to work in development. For me, it was a natural move since Daystar has been my second home since I was thirteen. In the past three years I've had the unique privilege of walking alongside the most amazing families...both the families who utilize our sliding scale and the families who give to make the sliding scale possible.

So it is with very mixed emotions that I write this letter to you, our faithful contributor. My husband has taken a transfer with his company and we are moving to New York City in May. While we are thrilled for this new adventure and new chapter of our lives, we are equally as sad to leave behind our wonderful Nashville and Daystar communities. But as you probably know, once you are a part of Daystar you are always a part of Daystar, so please do not hesitate to stay in touch! Each of you has made my job here possible, and for that I am forever grateful.

However, I am thrilled to introduce you to our new development team...Chelsea Keyser and Stephanie Tuttle. And let me tell you, these girls make quite a team! Many of you probably know Chelsea. She has been around Daystar for thirteen years starting as an adolescent in group counseling, then a summer intern, then a senior staff member at Hopetown and has now been on staff in the development office for the past year and a half. She truly knows the heart of Daystar! She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in social work and is getting her masters in counseling at Vanderbilt.

Stephanie Tuttle is new to the Daystar family, but has jumped right in and we adore her already! Stephanie is from Nashville and went to Samford University. She handled communications for Sweet Sleep right out of college and then worked in healthcare before we were lucky enough to snatch her up.

I can't emphasize enough how much your gift means to each of us at Daystar. We cannot do these jobs we do, and help these families we help, without your generous support. Thank you for making our wonderful development jobs possible...and please stop by anytime and meet Chelsea and Stephanie. I certainly will miss each of you greatly!

With much gratitude,

Catherine Tuck