As you know Starkey International has been in the forefront for 30 years for creating a Household Management Profession specially to serve the high-net worth. We have educated and placed Starkey Certified Household Managers (1,300 in all) throughout the world in positions at all levels of Household and Estate Managers, and as Military Enlisted Aides.
In the past, the Starkey Institute has been able to accommodate all loans for tuition for qualified candidates for our education and certifications through a funding source called Sallie Mae. In the economic correction, Sallie Mae cut their loans to 3,000 “small” private schools including Starkey International across the US. As we place 95% of all our Graduates, we had enjoyed a ½ of 1 percent default rate of these loans over many years. Though the number of interested students seeking to enter the profession has increased, loans are not available to the majority of these potential students. This has drastically cut our student body to 1/4th of its regular size. As a result, the number of educated Private Service-Household Managers has vastly diminished in the last few years. Unimaginably, not having enough educated professionals available, will again give rise to a servant mentality in this country.
To preserve this essential service profession and continue our passion of “Service as an Expertise,” we are seeking help from those whose lives we seek to make a difference! Those who understand, appreciate, and obtain the benefit from the art of personal service that Starkey has long been the torchbearer.
We invite you to sponsor a student and make a charitable donation of any amount to our 501(c)(3) Colorado non-profit funding source, Restoring the Art, to help provide loans to those wishing to enter the profession. We would be most grateful for your support!
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Mary Louise Starkey
CEO Starkey International