“Rising Stars is a great organization and one that I am proud to support. It makes a meaningful difference in the lives of young people and epitomizes what a charity can and should be.” – Thomas J Quinlan, CEO RR Donnelly and Sons (May 21, 2014)

“Our organizations share similar goals in raising young people to be compassionate, educated leaders for the future. It is obvious that Rising Stars is about more than just basketball. You demonstrate an interest in each of your student-athletes: in the classroom; at home; on the court; everywhere!” – Dr. David Hahn, Head of School, Long Island Lutheran (July 1, 2014)

“The Rising Stars Foundation is the best vehicle I know for children to learn the values and life skills they need throughout their formative years. I am proud to support Rising Stars and to serve as the national ambassador for this outstanding organization.” – Jay Williams, ESPN and Former Rising Star

“Rising Stars has been my family, my school, and my inspiration. They have made it possible for me to succeed in school, and they changed my life. I don’t know where I would be if not for the help and guidance of Rising Stars.” – Losini Kamara, Rising Stars Student grade 9 (2013)

“As a single parent my hands are always filled in trying to make life work for me and my son. Rising Stars has helped me and many other single mothers make it work. I thank them and bless them daily for the help and hope they provide us.” – Beverley Bent, Mother

“I have been a part of Rising Stars since third grade. My entire career in HS and now college is a testament of what Rising Stars does for kids!” – Evan Conti, Quinnipiac University Basketball Class of 2015