FAMILY/COMMUNITY

Daniel and Maria Staton are philanthropists  and advocates of great causes in the communities where they live. They  also support initiatives by organizations close to their hearts,  including:  

MIT EDGERTON CENTER

The Staton Family endorses MIT Edgerton  Center which offers hands-on outreach programs for local public school  students and teachers (kindergarten – 12th grade) including topics on  mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer programming,  biology, optics and photography, and forensics.  For example, in a  current program, middle school students are mastering basic chemistry  concepts by building atoms, molecules and chemical transformations with  LEGO bricks.  The LEGO Chemistry lesson teaches tough abstract ideas in  concrete ways while keeping students excited and interested.  Daniel and  Maria Staton believe education is the core of success and feel strongly  that all children deserve the opportunity to receive a solid  education.  This is a belief they are also instilling in their own four  children. 
www.web.mit.edu/Edgerton/ 

THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY

The Staton Family co-founded The Wellness  Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in 1990. The  Wellness Community was founded as a non-profit organization whose  mission was to help people with cancer and their families enhance their  health and well-being by providing a professional program of emotional  support, education and hope.  In a comfortable, home-like setting The  Wellness Community has supported thousands of people affected by  cancer.  As a result of his admirable efforts with The Wellness  Community, Daniel Staton was honored as Cincinnati’s Man of the Year in  the late 1990’s – which he described as a “very humbling experience.”


In  2011, The Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern  Kentucky changed its name to Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati  – Northern Kentucky.  Its mission remains “to ensure that all people  impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action,  and sustained by community.”
www.cancersupportcommunity.org 

BUILD-A-BEAR

As an initial investor of Build-A-Bear  Workshop, The Staton Family called on their relationship with the  children’s company to underwrite a project that sent more than 1,000  bears to children affected by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana in 2005.   The Staton’s brought the “Build-A-Bear Mobile” to Boca Raton, Florida  where students at Pine Crest School stuffed the bears and wrote notes to  the children in Louisiana.  The bears were delivered to the Baton  Rouge, Louisiana Fire Department who distributed them to the victims of  the storm.  The experience was a life lesson for the children making the  bears as well an uplifting surprise for the kids receiving them.   Build-A-Bear Workshop has a strong sense of community involvement, which  made them the perfect partner for The Staton Family in this outreach  project.
www.buildabear.com 

BOCA BALLET THEATRE

The Staton Family provides scholarships to  students for tuition and uniforms at Boca Ballet Theatre. These  scholarships allow young dancers, who may not have the opportunity  otherwise, to continue their education in dance and pursue their dreams  of performing locally or even on national stages.


Boca Ballet  Theatre, established in 1991, is the 6th largest dance company in  Florida and one of the top civic companies in the United States. Over  the last 16 years, The School of Boca Ballet Theatre has educated more  than 5,000 young people and has performed for over 112,000 audience  members from the Tri-County area and beyond. 500 students, including 100  adults, study in the 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility each  week. Annually, Boca Ballet Theatre performs a schedule of 13  performances in 4 different programs at the Esther B. Griswold Hall at  Florida Atlantic University and for the community at Mizner Park  Amphitheatre. 
www.bocaballet.org 

The Staton Family is always ready to lend a helping hand to deserving organizations and cause