Shiny Blue Stars

Donations for Cosmic Cocktails – Wanna Help?

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Two of the components of out Cosmic Cocktails evening that are going to help us raise even more scholarship funds for students are our silent auction and Lucky Star Swag Bags. (If you don’t know what the Lucky Star Swag Bags are check out this link – ) Obviously we need some great items […]

Star Beads

Lucky Star Swag Bags

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If you’ve taken a look at the Cosmic Cocktails Eventbrite page – – you may be wondering… “What in the World are Lucky Star Swag Bags?” Lucky Star Swag Bags are an idea conceived from some work I did with a previous organization’s fundraising event. The idea being that you buy a string of […]

Valpo Scholarship Winners

Next Round of Scholarship Winners!

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I’m excited to announce some more scholarship winners that will be attending Mission Discovery Valparaiso University… Rynelle Castellino of Cathedral High School has the goal of working of NASA and becoming an astronaut. She has been inspired by Kalpana Chawla’s hard work, determination and courage. One of the things that I absolutely loved about her […]

Cosmic Cocktails

Cosmic Cocktails & Blastoff Brunch

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For those of you who know me, you might know that I happen to love event planning in addition to my love of space. I figured, why not combine the 2 in an effort to raise money to provide scholarships for deserving students to Mission Discovery?! So… I present to you…. Cosmic Cocktails & Blastoff […]

Mission Discovery


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Well, as you well know, all non-profits exist on the generosity of others. Right now, Higher Orbits biggest project is Mission Discovery. I am very excited that we have so many Mission Discovery events scheduled for this summer. As you may know, one of the very unique things about Mission Discovery is that out of […]

Scholarship Winners

Announcing Our First Scholarship Winners

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One of the big reasons that I wanted to create Higher Orbits was to be able to offer opportunities for students to attend programs that they might not otherwise be able to attend. One of the obvious ways to do this is through scholarships. Clearly Mission Discovery is a program that I am incredibly vested […]


I Introduce To You…

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Cue the trumpets….. Or maybe a drumroll… Confetti Cannons perhaps? Anyway – give me some pomp and circumstance in your mind as you get ready to read this next bit because I am SUPER excited about it…. It’s is my great honor to introduce you to a new Non-Profit Organization that will use space to […]