About The Foundation

Mission Statement

Founded in 1994 by former NBA star and Tulsa native John Starks, The John Starks Foundation is a 501©3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to high school seniors in the form of academic scholarships. In addition, the Foundation provides community programs focused on furthering the educational, recreational and career development of children and their families.


Each year, the John Starks Foundation awards academic scholarships to students from various Tulsa and New York/Tri-State area high schools. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon financial need, exemplary academic achievement, and a commitment to community service. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for one (1) of the ten (10) grants available for the upcoming academic year, click here to download an application. If you or your company is interested in partnering with the Foundation to award a specific scholarship or grant, please contact us as well.

Foundation Funding

The Foundation relies on individual and corporate donations, as well as special events, to fund the community and scholarship programs currently offered.

Board of Directors

Jennifer Alpert

Executive Director

Richard Berman


Robert Boyd


Steven Boyd


Brian Herbst


Ray Lucas


Elan Padeh


Anthony Princi


Uzma Rawn


John Starks

Founder & President

Herb Williams


Contact Info
John Starks Foundation
1127 High Ridge Road
Suite 331
Stamford, CT 06905
ph. 203.322.7788

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