Donor Listing

The New Children’s Museum is grateful to our many donors whose critical support has made The New Children’s Museum an important and valued community resource. Together, we are inspiring creativity and imagination in San Diego’s children.

If you are interested in becoming a donor and providing your support, please contact our Development Manager, Natasha Montazeri, at 619 795 1668 or

Sustainer $25,000 +

Albatross Foundation
California Arts Council
City of San Diego
David C. Copley Foundation
Lynn Gorguze and Scott Peters
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Issa Family Foundation
Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods
The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation
The San Diego Foundation

Champion $10,000 +

Tiffany Archer and Gary Koerper
Audrey S. Geisel/Dr. Seuss Foundation
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
Kurt Eve and Jennifer Eve
Hervey Family Fund
Celeste Hilling and Ted Hilling
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust
National Endowment for the Arts
Reuben H. Fleet Foundation
Rice Family Foundation
Lou Rosso and Penny Rosso
Walter Smoyer
The Rosso Family Foundation
Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation
Sheryl White and Harvey White

Benefactor $5,000 +

Paul Bauer and Amanda Bauer
Michael Canepa and Dee Anne Canepa
Robin Carrier and Gordon Carrier
County of San Diego
Cushman Foundation
Irwin Jacobs and Joan Jacobs
Michael Librizzi
Lions Club of San Diego
Ken Little
Eugene Mitchell and Rebecca Mitchell
Gretchen Shaffer and Brent Shaffer
The Michael and Karen Stone Family Foundation
The Rea Charitable Trust
Michael Wilkins and Sheila Duignan

Innovator $2,500 +

Valerie Cooper and Harry Cooper
Esther J. Burnham Trust
Karla Pinckes and Michael Pinckes
Pratt Memorial Fund
Robert Price and Allison Price
Monique Rodriguez and Greg Richardson
Douglas Sawyer and Marilyn Sawyer
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
The Fieldstone Foundation
The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation
Karl Walter and Lisa Betyar

Creator $1,000 +

Kelly Afsahi and Ross Afsahi
Elizabeth Allen and Chris Foster
Robert Anslow and Marina Marrelli-Anslow
Barbara Freeman Trust of the Jewish Community Foundation
Katherine Cassidy and Thomas Cassidy
Irene Coppedge and Schuyler Coppedge
Karla Davidson and Michael Davidson
Daniel McSweeney and Mary McSweeney
Susan Parker and Steve Parker
Robert Quigley and Kathleen Hallahan
San Diego Museum Council
Barbara Spinazzola
Fern M. Steiner
Bea Thurber and Barton Thurber
U.S. Play Coalition and Clemson University Foundation
Robert D. Wallace

Includes donations made between Feb 1, 2016 thru May 31, 2017.

 *Generously donated through: 


The Rain House Society

The Rain House Society is an esteemed group of donors who support the mission of The New Children’s Museum and passionately advocate for creativity and arts education. Donors in the Rain House Society demonstrate this by providing financial gifts of $1,000 or more in the last twelve months. To join our Rain House Society and to learn about the benefits associated please email


Please note that Island Avenue will be closed from June 23-24 for Mass Creativity.