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 Commission for Arts & Culture
Kristopher and Christine Dickinson
The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation
Farrell Family Foundation
Michael “Mick” and Lisette Farrell
Lynn Gorguze and Scott Peters
Eva and Yoel Haller
Rice Family Foundation
Walter Smoyer
In Honor of Lizbeth Smoyer
Sheryl and Harvey White Foundation

Champion $10,000 +

Tiffany Archer and Gary Koerper
Dana and Brandon Black
Michael and Dee Anne Canepa
County of San Diego
David C. Copley Foundation
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
Audrey S. Geisel/Dr. Seuss Fund
Hervey Family Fund
Ted and Celeste Hilling
The Issa Family Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust
Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell and Brent Woods
Pamela Pendrell and Charlie Pendrell
Lou and Penny Rooso
The Rosso Family Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

Benefactor $5,000 +

The Rea Charitable Trust
Paul and Amanda Bauer
Robin and Gordon Carrier
Brian and Denise Caster
Candy Coleman and William Griffith
Donald Epstein
Jennifer and Kurt Eve
Ingrid and Joseph W. Hibben
Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Lions Club of San Diego
Ken Little
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Eugene “Mitch” and Rebecca Mitchell
Pacific Life Foundation
The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation
San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation
Gretchen and Brent Shaffer
Sheila Duignan and Michael Wilkins

Innovator $2,500 +

Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
Valerie and Harry Cooper
The Fieldstone Foundation
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
Monique Rodriguez
Marilyn and Douglas Sawyer
The Michael and Karen Stone Family Foundation
Karl Walter and Lisa Betyar
Mary Lynn and Lawrence Weitzen

Creator $1,000 +

Kelly and Ross Afsahi
Elizabeth Allen and Chris Foster
Robert and Marina Anslow
The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund
Barbara Freeman Trust of the Jewish Community Foundation
Lauren Beaudry
The Blanchard Foundation
Thomas and Katherine Cassidy
Community Service Association of SDUSD
Irene Coppedge and Schuyler Coppedge
Cushman Foundation
Ms. Karla Davidson
Ms. Barbara Freeman
Jamie and Alan Hamrick
Kassel Family Trust
Jaimi Lomas and Thomas Haney
Hilary and Mark Loretta
Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
Ryland Madison and Mark Fisher
Marie McGaffigan and Raul Quinones
Daniel and Mary McSweeney
Merck Foundation
Paul and Jene Mosher
Sue and Steve Parker
Price Philanthropies Foundation
Robert Quigley and Kathleen Hallahan
Scarano Family Foundation
Madeleine Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro
Barbara Spinazzola
Fern M. Steiner
Thomas and Jane Sudberry
The McSweeney Family Charitable Foundation
Beatrice and Barton Thurber
U.S. Play Coalition and Clemson University Foundation

Includes contributions July 31, 2015 through October 31, 2016

 *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