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November 14, 2016

maybe many will do so much.


the truth

Orphan The bleak, haunting eyes of the children express it all. Hunger is rampant throughout the world. Seventy per cent of the 153,000,000 orphans claim hunger as the number one problem they face. The African continent is plagued by AIDS and famine, leaving millions homeless and starving. If you are reading this, you have the power to make a difference. The Stars Foundation™ is focusing on Goal 2: to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture and we will start building a project called The Victory Mountain Project™ in Wyoming, to be a flagship training center for students from around the world. The countries in the United Nations have promised to achieve this by 2017, by reducing in half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger and who live on less than a dollar a day. They need your help!!

Fast Facts

By the end of the decade, it would take 80,000 orphanages that hold 500 children each
just to house the children orphaned by AIDS in sub Saharan Africa alone.

2,102,400 more children become
orphans every year in Africa alone.



Every 2 SECONDS a child becomes an orphan.

400,000orphans die every year of malnutrition.

8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDs live in Sub Saharan Africa.

99% of orphans will never become adopted.

There are estimated over 1.2 million trafficked children each year globally.

The Project

WHY? – The Number of Children Orphaned by AIDS Continues to Grow

The pandemic of homeless and orphaned children is exponentially growing, leaving 153 million children orphaned or displaced globally. Children who have been orphaned or rendered vulnerable by AIDS are among the most impoverished children of the world- currently over 15,000,000. The orphan crisis, (including displaced children from wars, natural disasters and AIDS) creates a humanitarian and economic challenge that our global society must urgently address- There are more than 53.1 million orphans in Sub Sahara Africa alone. The fragile and vulnerable children left behind from these wars, natural disasters and famine, create an unfathomable poverty that renders addressing hunger as a top priority for our global humanitarian society; Over 60 million orphans go to bed hungry every night.

WHEN? - NOVEMBER 14, 2016 – The Second Monday of November each year

The second Monday in November is observed each year to raise awareness of the plight of orphans and displaced children around the world. To commemorate and strengthen the ideals of humanitarian goodwill towards these children, global non– governmental organizations, humanitarian aid organizations, civic groups, and individuals are asked to observe World Orphans Day in their own diverse, effective way. It is trademarked and is supported by national and international media


The global community promotes the day and raises funds for their own community organizations by creating events and fundraising challenges online and in the community. The money stays in their own communities for programs that support displaced children, orphans and youth at risk programs.

Types of Events as Examples:

Prayer Balloon Lifts, Sleep Ins at Churches, Prayer Vigils, Motorcycle Rides, 5 km Walks, Concerts, are just a few of the many
ideas that you can make a difference in your community

WHO? Types of organizations that have joined in the campaign:

Major non profit humanitarian aid organizations; Church groups; College campuses; Homes for Children in the USA; Sports clubs
and Soccer organizations; Youth organizations and High School Clubs; Women’s civic clubs ; Orphanages in various countries;
Governmental offices in the USA and abroad; Governmental agencies, such as AMICAALL chapters (Alliances of Mayors in
Africa); External Event organizers holding events in October and November; Television and radio stations; Faith based
organizations in different culture


We do not solicit funds from the grassroots campaign around the globe. We will market products including ITunes theme song
each year and other products that will designate monies to the internal World Orphans Fund of The Stars Foundation to be
distributed globally through major non profit partners in various countries.
If you are a grassroots organization, please do not send monies to the address in the Contact page. We wish for the monies to
stay in the countries they are raised in for the local children’s charities.
Please do not request grants, as we are an entertainment industry driven nonprofit campaign and trust our external non-profit
partners to make good stewardship decisions with the monies we direct to them.

The Leadership

Cheryl Robeson Piggott The Stars Foundation Founder & CEO World Orphans Day, Founder

The Stars Foundation™, founded by Cheryl in early 1990’s, was committed to helping youth at risk and child abuse victims through strategic relationships with non-profit organizations. Once the AIDS pandemic left behind millions of orphans across the continents, Cheryl envisioned a platform day that would generate funds and awareness to help the most impoverished children and youth around the world. Thus, World Orphans Day™ was launched initially in 2009. Her Board and Ambassadors of Goodwill champion the cause for the orphans to encourage a generous corporate and philanthropic community to release funding for the nonprofit partners of The Stars Foundation™ for the children in need. Cheryl has facilitated the generation of over $113,000,000 goods in kind and cash donations to worthy causes, outside The Stars Foundation™. She is a respected professional in the cause related marketing industry with campaigns on electronic media formats including HSN, Sports Marketing with the Indy 500 and NASCAR campaigns, and mass retail marketing including Walmart and Lowes.

Troy Miller Honorary Chairman Tennessee, World Orphans Day

In 2005, the National Religious Broadcasters Association approached Troy Miller with a vision for a television network. His dynamic energy and vision, coupled with strong affiliate partners and production teams have created a powerhouse in modern faith and family programming. Every program that the NRB Network airs is independently produced. Their lineup is diverse ranging from preaching and teaching programs on Sunday to shows about nature, history, public policy, financial education, fitness, music, sports, and travel the rest of the week. The NRB Network is available to 45 million U.S. households on DIRECT TV channel 378 and select local affiliates. Thousands more stream the channel online, on mobile devices, via Roku streaming players, and on Amazon Fire TV expanding their impact to viewers in countries like Canada, China and the U.K. Troy has a strong conviction for the cause of orphans and has personally adopted four children.

James Titus Honorary Chairman Uganda, World Orphans Day

James is the Program Director for the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at Local Level (AMICAALL) and heads up the Uganda Chapter. Our proclamation for World Orphans Day™ was read and filmed for inclusion in our Hearts on Fire Television project. Over 400 mayors and urban leaders within Uganda proclaimed World Orphans Day to be November 9 for 2015. Titus is a board member of the Global Fund for AIDS and Malaria.

Ken Abraham The Stars Foundation, On Air Host for TV “Hearts on Fire Series”

Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author, known around the world for his collaborations with popular celebrities and fascinating, high-profile public figures such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Senator Bob Dole, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, mega-church minister, Joel Osteen; actor Chuck Norris; 9/11 widow, Lisa Beamer; NFL football coach and NASCAR team owner, Joe Gibbs; psychologist, Neil Clark Warren, founder of e-; former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist; champion boxer and entrepreneur, George Foreman; and ASCAP’s Gospel songwriter of the century, Bill Gaither. Fourteen books on which Ken has collaborated have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers lists, with three of Ken’s works reaching the number one position. At present, Ken has more than ten million books in print.

DJ Khamis International Fine Art Auction Chair for World's Orphan Day

An international artist, based in Scottsdale, AZ, Delbert Joseph Khamis is known for spreading peace and goodwill for inter-cultural and interfaith relations through his artwork. As a former art gallery owner in Kauai, Hawaii, his painting “The Last Orca” was donated to the Save Our Seas International Convention and used by the United Nations on invitations to all world leaders.

Dj Khamis is spearheading the Victory Mountain Project in Wyoming for The Stars Foundation. The vision is for a 240 acre Victory Mountain Training and Educational Center outside Laramie, Wyoming.

DJ Khamis has donated his art images of his Heart Collection for use in The Stars Foundation's Hearts on Fire Campaign™. Images will be used to create a line of gift items to promote World Orphans Day, with mass marketing of the image on various products. It will be a licensing initiative that will generate income for the foundation to place in the World Orphans Fund of The Stars Foundation™.

Roger J. Piggott International Media, Partner Campaigns and Television Broadcast

Roger J. Piggott is the CEO of Iceman Television™. At present, Roger is better known as the largest independent producer of sanctioned Long Drive Golf television shows in the world, representing broadcast relations in 50 countries. With more than 550 episodes in his portfolio, Roger produces and coordinates a series of prime time sports and philanthropic taped delayed television programming. Regularly scheduled broadcasts include; Caribbean Offshore Powerboat Championships™, International Long Drive Golf Championships™ and high profiled charity related syndicated broadcasts.

Recently, Roger and his Iceman Television™ team were commissioned to produce Hearts on Fire™ and the Operation America Rising™ 26 episode television series while embracing the Biblical and constitutional values of the American forefathers. As a 35 year motorcycle enthusiast, he and wife Cheryl filmed and coordinated events along the Rolling Thunder Flame of Freedom™ across America for Rolling Thunder Charities™, which draws 1,000,000 participants annually to Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day Weekend.

Roger has a long distinguished career as a sports promotions consultant and production expert for Sports Canada and produced hundreds of golf and alpine promotions throughout North America. Roger is frequently asked to speak across Canada and the USA with both the American and Canadian cancer top associations as a thriving cancer survivor.

Accolades received from the governing bodies tied to the game of golf include The Royal Canadian Golf Association, United States Golf Association and numerous Governmental agencies and Tourism boards throughout the Western hemisphere. Regular news & sports reels and network broadcasters alike have featured the works of Roger J. Piggott,.

Ambassadors of Goodwill Profiles

Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell burst onto the country music scene in 2003 when he won the coveted title of USA Network’s first ever Nashville Star. A true crowd favorite from the premiere episode to the finale, TV audiences and critics alike fell in love with Buddy Jewell’s gentility, enthusiasm and true musical passion.

Brad Maule

Maule first joined the cast of General Hospital in 1984, cast as Dr. Tony Jones, the brother of Frisco Jones (played by Jack Wagner). Maule's character was initially to die after a year on the show and Maule was to be written off the show, however, due to a campaign of fan letters, the producers decided to keep Maule on the show. Maule remained on the show on contract from 1984–2000, earning two Daytime Emmy nominations in the process in 1995 and 1997.

Stella Parton

Stella’s current project is her new CD, “Testimony” and Stella says “this is some of the best material I have written in a while.” Stella’s angelic voice, charm and “shoot from the hip” humor make her a must see for audiences around the globe. Stella says “Every time I walk on stage I look at it as if it is the first and the last opportunity I will have to make a difference in the life of someone in the audience.” She was born in East Tennessee and is the sister of Dolly Parton.

Geoff Bodine

Geoff Bodine throughout his career, Geoff has driven for some of the best car owners in NASCAR, including Junior Johnson, Bud Moore and Rick Hendrick as well as owning his own cars. He has 565 starts, 37 poles, 18 wins, and nearly $16 million in winnings during his Winston Cup/Nextel Cup career. He was honored as one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers during NASCAR’s 50th anniversary celebration. Geoff has always been a great innovator and brought many ideas to Winston Cup. He introduced power steering and full-faced helmets to Winston Cup. He is also credited in the Guinness Book of World Record’s with “Most wins in one season” with fifty-five modified race wins.

Rockie Lynne

Rockie Lynne served 3 years in the Army in the 82nd Airborne at Ft Bragg. His first country music single “LIPSTICK” soared to # 1 on billboard charts for 10 consecutive weeks. As a country music artist, Rockie produced his Songs for Soldiers” CD donating a percentage of proceeds to troop related charities, and founder of “Tribute to the Troops” non-profit foundation. His song “We Want to Thank You” is a tribute to our Vietnam Veterans. Rockie is part of the Iceman Television™ broadcast team and will be an on-air host assisting with production of both the Hearts on Fire™ and the Operation America Rising™ television series scheduled for airing the fall of 2016.

Tennessee Ambassadors of Goodwill

Jeff Bates

Jeff Bates

Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne

Stella Parton

Stella Parton

Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell

Beau Davidson

Beau Davidson

Ken Abraham

Ken Abraham

Patron Hosts of World Orphans Day

King Kigeli V

King Kigeli V

Prince Selassie & Princess Saba

Prince Selassie & Princess Saba

Proposed: Celebrity Hosts of World Orphans Day

Vince Gill

Vince Gill

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

The Stars Foundation



Who are we?

An entertainment industry 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the plight of children orphaned or displaced by poverty, war, AIDS and natural disasters.

Funds are distributed to humanitarian aid non-profits and NGO’s. We are the initiating organization for World Orphans Day™. Cheryl Robeson Piggott is the CEO and Founder of The Stars Foundation™ and World Orphans Day™.

Cheryl and husband Roger are Rapid Response Team Chaplains for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Who has supported us in the past?

  • Princess Elizabeth of Serbia
  • David Thompson
  • Bobby Jones
  • Bart Kofoed
  • George Jones
  • Omar Shariff
  • Brad Maule
  • Vince Gill
  • Bob Losure
  • Al Del Greco
  • Pat Ryan
  • Randy Owen
  • Con Hunley
  • Carl Zander
  • Sam Wyche
  • Sterlin Marlin
  • Dyan Cannon
  • Jeff Bates
  • Stella Parton
  • Shawn Pharr
  • Geoff Bodine
  • Darrell Waltrip
  • John Andretti
  • Willie T. Ribbs
  • Patrick Allen
  • Boomer Esaison
  • Paul Overstreet
  • Donny Allison
  • Don Schiltz
  • Tom Schuyler
  • Rockie Lynne

the hope

Orphan looking through a magazine

The combined efforts of our grassroots World Changers Team around the world, Ambassadors of Goodwill, Honorary Chairs, Media Sponsors, Donors, Corporate Partners and the passionate future leaders of tomorrow will:

Send HOPE to organizations who receive funding through the local grassroots events

Send HOPE through International Broadcast generating donations to feed, shelter and protect the most vulnerable children of the world

Send HOPE by empowering leading top rated humanitarian aid organizations

Send HOPE by empowering mayor’s programs for community based orphan support through AMICAALL chapters in Africa proclaiming the second Monday in November each year as World Orphans Day

How will it Get back to the  CHILDREN?

We encourage children, youth groups, schools, organizations, college sororities and fraternities to raise funds for their own favorite charities that support vulnerable, displaced children and foster or orphan children.

Additionally, throughout the year, The Stars Foundation™ campaigns including product marketing, television projects and music related products are developed for the purpose of donating a portion of proceeds to a newly created fund called the World Orphans Fund of The Stars Foundation™.

Non Profit partners, NGO’s, and interfaith organizational partners who assist in marketing our products to their constituents, receive a portion of the generated monies that will fund their own programs helping vulnerable children and orphans.

Orphans Smiling Orphan

Current Sponsors

NRB Network, Logo

The NRB NETWORK is available to 45 million households on DIRECTTV channel 378 and select local affiliates. The lineup of programming is diverse ranging from preaching and teaching programs on Sunday to shows about nature, history, public policy, financial education, fitness, music, sports and travel the rest of the week.

Iceman Television, Logo

Iceman Television™ was formed in 1982 as a promotion and production company servicing National & International events and producing the corresponding television programs in association with a blue chip client base. The firm is known for television production, sponsor procurement, marketing and event execution tied to tape delayed broadcast.

Its flagship programming entities include International Long Drive Championship Finals™, The Caribbean Offshore Powerboat Championships™, Operation America Rising™ and the Hearts on Fire™ television series. With over 550 television episodes currently in worldwide circulation, Iceman Television™ is a leader in independently produced television programming made for a worldwide television audience.

Current Sponsors

Lamar, LogoNRB Network, LogoiNews, LogoWorld's Orphan Day, LogoAMICAALL, LogoGordon Law Group, LogoNorris Architects, LogoSavannah Entertainment, LogoTravelink, LogoIceman TV, Logo

The co-honorary Chairs

King Kigeli V Co-Chairman, The Royal Foundation for Rebuilding Africa

King Kigeli V came onto the throne on July 27, 1959 against the will of the Belgians, upon the funeral of H.M. King Mutara III. Born in Kamembe, southwest Rwanda on June 29, 1936, to the exiled King Yuhi V Musinga and Queen Mukashema, the young Kigeli had been baptized a Roman Catholic, taking the name of Jean-Baptiste.

Since the time of his enforced exile by the Belgians in 1961, H.M. King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa has lived the entirety of his life abroad, first in Dares Salaam, Tanzania (1961 to 1962), and then in Nairobi, Kenya (1963-1971). June of 1992, he was granted political asylum by the US government, and has lived in Washington, DC, since that time. He has traveled internationally to speak on behalf of the Rwandan people and repeatedly called for peace and harmony between the different groups. King Kigeli V has continued to remember the victims of the Rwandan Genocide and makes every attempt to reconcile between all political, ethnic, and religious parties in Rwanda to use the democratic process to solve any disputes. Kigeli is a friend of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie - Foundation Director-The Royal Foundation 
For Rebuilding Africa and Patron of Haile Selassie Fund for Ethiopia’ Children, Inc.

Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, is the only son of the late Prince Sahle Selassie and Her Imperial Highness Princess Mahisente Habte Mariam, and was born in 1960. He is thus the grandson of both Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and also of Dejazmach Habte Mariam Gebre Igziabiher, the heir to the former Welega kingdom of Leqa Naqamte. Prince Ermias is the President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, the body that represents the Ethiopian Crown in exile, and which advises the Emperor of Ethiopia when one is enthroned. As such, Prince Ermias is probably the most visible and well known member of the Imperial Family today.

The Crown Council currently pursues a cultural and humanitarian role. Prince Ermias is also patron of the Haile Selassie Fund for Ethiopia's Children, Inc. a US-based non-profit charitable trust which raises funds for causes which aid Ethiopian children and which sponsored student scholarships for needy Ethiopian students abroad. The Prince is very actively involved in each phase of TRFTRA’ projects from planning to execution. He, like many other African royals, are from family dynasties which suffered under colonial rule. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie is married to Princess Saba.

Janet McElligott Co-Chairman, The Royal Foundation for Rebuilding Africa

Janet McElligott, President of McElligott Associates, is an international business and political strategist, with a successful record in engaging stakeholders and negotiating agreements in zones of conflict in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. McElligott was the spokesperson of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for the Sudan Peace talks, and served on the task force that freed the ICRC aid workers from rebel territory in 1996. She serves as an unofficial liaison between the Catholic Church of Sudan and the Sudanese Government and was instrumental in helping to commute 27 death sentences as well as the chief negotiator to solve many of the complex refugee issues in the outlaying capitol region.

From 1997 through 2001, McElligott was the liaison between the Sudanese intelligence service and the US FBI, focusing on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, some of which is chronicled in the book 'Losing bin Laden' by Richard Miniter (2003), as well as Vanity Fair’ ‘he Secret bin Laden Files’ by David Rose (2002). In the Middle East, Ms. McElligott was instrumental in assisting the first environmental symposium of the Arab Organization of Agricultural Development in Damascus, Syria. In the United States, McElligott served under President George Bush on his personal staff in the White House in 1990, and prior to this served on the staffs of three U.S. senators. McElligott speaks conversational German and Chinese, functional French, and limited Arabic and Russian. We, organizing committee of the World Orphans Day council, are elated and honored to have the co- sponsorship from The Royal Foundation for Rebuilding Africa for World Orphans Day.


Television Production & Syndicated Broadcast

Iceman Television™ is an independent multi-platform production company that develops, produces, markets and syndicates “network ready to air” prime time regularly scheduled television programming.

Annually, Iceman Productions™ produces television programming for contracted network partners in 50 countries worldwide. Multiple in-house production services along with a state-of-the-art studio facility, allows for personalized branding for all network partners. Currently viewership reaches more than 250 million households per each episode airing worldwide.

Syndicated network partners receive ‘first-Run’ broadcast of our firm’s programming (not any one particular network), with broadcast relations throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Caribbean, and in select European television markets. Syndication is an on-going internal process with parallel distribution focused towards supplying networks and independent specialty programming broadcasters. Programming is supplied in “time bundles” or as an individual television series to network partners worldwide with Iceman Television™ retaining full creative control.

Iceman TV Staff

Iceman Television™ - Independently produced regularly scheduled television programming

As demand for prime time regularly scheduled television programming continues to grow, an assortment of programming is produced from the high-impact on-site agenda associated with coverage of international sports and celebrity related activities pursuant to The Stars Foundation™ broadcast agenda. A proven track record assures a blue chip client base and internationally recognized entertainment and sports celebrities a quality platform to showcase their talents and humanitarian aid related contributions.

International MEDIA

Global television Markets

The global mobile, cable and satellite television market is driven by a growing consumer demand for celebrity enhanced regularly scheduled prime time television programming. The Stars Foundation™ is increasing broadcast awareness and market penetration on cable television, satellite, mobile phone devices and web based platforms, as a means to showcase our philanthropic and ministerial programming on a national and global basis.

Under the umbrella of Savannah Entertainment™ and Iceman Television™, we pride ourselves with a proven international track record offering concept to completion, project based production and syndicated broadcast services. We excel with on location and a full service in-house production and post-production studio, specializing in distribution of the “Ready-to-Air” television programming we produce.

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Worldwide, the market for independently produced television programming has experienced substantial growth and development. The markets are primed for providing our corporate partners, donors and our profiled celebrities a strong media platform for exposure to convey our cause related messages. The popularity of the celebrity related "magazine style" programming has proven to enhance viewership and consumer awareness on a global basis.

Hearts on Fire, Logo NRB Network, Logo America Rising, Logo

Scheduled for broadcast the fall of 2016, includes two inspirational television series which are currently in production that will be showcased to 45 million American households in broadcast partnership with the National Religious Broadcast Television Network™ (NRBTV).

The Hearts on Fire™ is a 13 episode series television series designed to ignite and inspire Christians to walk in their calling with passion. The series is infused with celebrities and high profiled public figures and dignitaries from all walks of life, who have passionately embraced their gifts from God to give Him Glory in a public platform. Profiled public figures talk about their faith journeys to inspire the young and older generations to reach within themselves to live their lives abundantly for Kingdom purposes.

Operation America Rising™ features The Stars Foundation’s™ celebrity supporters at the country’s premiere patriotic events and American cultural landmarks. The series addresses our American Heritage while inspiring a nation with National Pride and the message that Jesus Christ can bring hope to a hurting nation. Celebrity supporters, Nashville artists and dignitaries convey the “Message of Hope”.

Click to view the: Hearts on Fire television series

 Operation America Rising television series

Television Production Overview

Iceman Television™ is a fully mobile broadcast, production and management service providing network partners around the world with regularly scheduled television programming. Experienced ground and logistic teams, along with an international production crew, allows for an efficient filming process, with a proven broadcast track record in capturing the celebrity and profiled events being covered.

All episodes are produced and packaged in accordance with the international broadcast guidelines associated with ESPN. Our state-of-the-art studio facility located in Statesville, North Carolina operating under the direction of Roger J. Piggott, creates programming, designed to appeal to the secular and non-secular armchair viewers. Viewer impact is enhanced by the on-air participation by The Stars Foundation™ celebrity supporters, while generating strong public awareness and impact for our charitable partners.

Producer Mixing Board On the Set

With twenty-five years of experience and a proven international track record, Iceman Television™ currently supplies regularly scheduled television programming to 50 countries worldwide, and currently has distribution of more than 550 episodes in circulation.

Lt. Governor Dan Forest  NASCAR’s Geoff Bodine and Armed Forces NASCAR’s Geoff Bodine and Armed Forces

Lt. Governor Dan Forest, NASCAR’s Geoff Bodine and Armed Forces Veterans take a time out to pose

Celebrity Endorsements Cameraman Celebrity Endorsements

Secular ministerial programming combined with profiled dignitaries and celebrities hold the targeted television audience steadfast