As Adam Garone watched his 3-year-old niece undergo 7 months of the most aggressive form of chemotherapy a child that age can survive, it changed his life forever.
“I saw first-hand the impact that moments of happiness and normalcy can have on a seriously ill child and their family,” Adam said. “It made me truly appreciate the health of my children and the importance of the time I get to enjoy with them playing and laughing.”
In early 2019, Adam was eager to accept the opportunity to lead Starlight Children’s Foundation and deliver happiness to hundreds of thousands of seriously ill children, just like his niece, because he knew this was where his next chapter would be.
Adam has a long history of commitment to service. From serving nine-years as an officer in the Australian military, co-founding and leading the Movember Foundation for 13 years and raising more than $1 billion to fund 1,200 men’s health programs, to consulting nonprofits globally, to public speaking.
As CEO of Starlight, Adam aims to strengthen the organization’s brand and grow revenue significantly through partnerships and grassroot initiatives to reach more terminally and chronically ill kids and have an even greater impact.
At the end of the day, Adam wants all children to experience the magic of childhood, because seriously ill kids are still just kids. And that’s where Starlight steps in.
Meet our CEO Adam Garone and learn more about Starlight
As a 501(c)(3) public charity we are committed to best practice levels of governance, transparency, accountability, and financial management.
The CEO is responsible for managing the overall operations and resources of Starlight. The CEO reports into the board who collectively provide strategic direction and oversight.
The Constellation consists of generous people who have previously served Starlight as Directors, or in other prominent capacities, or significantly support Starlight’s mission.
Mel Marks, MD
Brandon Phillips, MD
Gary Rachelefsky, MD
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (posthumous)