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 one of our Development team members. For Individual gifts: Lilli-Mari Andresen, Director of Individual Giving, at 619 795 1203 or For Foundation or Corporate gifts: Alexandra Kritchevsky, Manager of Institutional Giving, at 619 795 1668 or

Luminary $50,000+

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
City of San Diego – Commission for Arts & Culture
Lynn Gorguze and Hon. Scott Peters
The Hearst Foundations
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods

Sustainer $25,000+

David C. Copley Foundation
Audrey Geisel / Dr Seuss Fund*
La Jolla Country Day School
National Endowment for the Arts
Pamela and Charlie Pendrell
Tom and Cami Rosso
ScholarShare 529
Darlene Shiley
Kathryn Starr
USS Midway Foundation
Sheryl and Harvey White
Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

Champion $10,000+

California Arts Council
California Humanities
Michael and Dee Anne Canepa
Lucy and Ambrose Conroy
Kurt and Jennifer Eve
Hervey Family Fund*
Celeste and Ted Hilling
Issa Family Foundation
Joan and Irwin Jacobs**
Merrilee and Mike Neal
Price Philanthropies Foundation
Rice Family Foundation
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation

Innovator $5,000+

Autism Speaks
County of San Diego
Samuel H. and Katherine Weaver French Fund
Ken Little
Robert Marasco and Joanna Addamczak
Wendi and Neil McKenna
Penny and Lou Rosso
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust

Devotee $2,500+

Elizabeth Allen and Chris Foster
Denise and Brian Caster
Joe Cohen and Martha Farish II**
Jennifer and Chuck Doyle
The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation
Francis Parker
Kiwanis Club of San Diego
Chuck Mason and Becky Mason
Maryanne and Irwin Pfister
Pratt Memorial Fund
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
Chris and Asako Russo
Tom Shapiro and Madeleine Grynsztejn**
Nell and Edward Shapiro**
Jim and Sally Shapiro**
Cynthia Temnick
John and Johanna Toman
UCSD Extension
Fernanda Whitworth

Rain House $1,000+

Paul and Mindy Aisen
Lauren L. Beaudry
Thomas Beyer and Alisa Beyer
Heather and Jerry Bice
Robert and Lynda Forsha Blanchard
Brewer Family Fund**
Barbara Bry and Neil Senturia**
City of Chula Vista-Cultural Arts Chula Vista
Unison and Chris Colthurst
Derek and Suzanne Emge**
Arthur and Pamela Finkle
Heather and Gordon Forward
Edwardo and Taryn Gillison
Barbara Katz
Chelsea and Rob Kaufman
Leonard and Betty Kornreich
Alexandra Kritchevsky and Jonathan Graff
Robin Lipman
Catherina and Michael Madani
Theodore and Anabel Mintz
Eugene and Rebecca Mitchell
David Nokes and Marie Fox
Jennifer and Tim O’Connell
Caroline Perry and Adam Ith
Linda A. Potter
Gretchen and Brent Shaffer
Amy and Andrew Spear
Gregg Stavros and Gaby Nava
Fern M. Steiner
Mattheus Stephens and Amber Stephens
Brian and Jackie Van Hatten
Lori and Bill Walton

Enthusiast $500+

Michelle and Steve Alexander
Lynn Basquez
Barbara Bloom
Kerry and Kenny Bonilla
Cathe Burnham
Ned and Anne Chambers
Community Service Association of SDUSD
Kathleen Daugherty
Anna Diaz-Schultz and Brian Schultz
Judy and Bryce Forrester
Ronne Froman
Laura Gambucci
Robert Gleason and Marc Matys
Greg and Tanya Gossard
Chad Hoxie
Leon and Sofia Kassel
Michael Librizzi
Molly and Mike Lutosky
Jennifer Luce
Anne and John Matich
Betsy and Scott McClendon
Jeffrey Nessia
Tomie Orosz and Michael Orosz
Karla and Michael Pinckes
Rising Arts Leaders
Robert and Sheryl Scarano*
Rachel Shira
Emily Shults
Kim Sigelman and Michael Marquardt
Bea and Barton Thurber
Ed and Rachel Walter
Tony Yahyai and Christina Yahyai
Robert Zubeck

Advocate $250+

Michael and Corinne Araki-Kawaguchi
Phil and Sue Arenson
Virginia Bayer
Larry Baza
Kurt and Dani Blasena
Stephen and Barbara Brown
Jacqueline and Timothy Callan
Daniel Campion
Fadoua Chafik and Benoit L’Herron
Anne and Ned Chambers
Rebecca and Jason Craig
Lynn Crossman
Erin and Douglas Decker
Sandy and Dave Decker
Steffanie Dotson-Holcman and Alejandro Holcman
Janice Dowling
Donald Epstein
Paul Extance
Katie and Charlie Ferraro
Elaine Harwell
Katie and Tim Herrick
Edythe Kenton
Joseph Leventhal
Chen Li
Betty Jean and Steve Lundquist
Michael and Jennifer Malcangio
Dan Martin
Gail Martin
Thomas Morales and Leslie Gilbert-Morales
Sharon Omahen and Jim Mosher
Marissa Parks
Courtney and Jesus Peraza
Raul Quinones
Vivian Reznik and Andy Ries
Dawn Rogers
Natalie Royston Scoma
Marie and Todd Ruth
Drew Schlosberg
Randall and Eileen Shannahan
Cathy Shepard
Colby Trudeau
Jason Whooper
Bernhard Winkelmann

Admirer $100+

Erika and Jason Abueg
Malcom and Victoria Airst
Shirinne Alison and Victor Hsu
Suzanne and Christopher Angell
Rosalind and Craig Aron
Scott Ashline
Alec Babiarz
Ann and Thomas Bache
Megan Bennett
Matthew Bradley
Gregory Bulla
Julie and Christian Cabou
Carmel Mountain Preschool
Mimi Carreon
Laura and Ben Cavey
Erwin and Emily Cena
Christensen Household
Karen and George Clare
Suzanne Cohen and William Kimbrough
Ali and Chris Colbran
Lee Connor
Patti and Coop Cooprider
Mariel and Matt Cornell
Sylvia Cortes-Nguyen and Hung Nguyen
Leslie Cullen
Christopher and Jesabel Durso
Tina Dyer
Walter and Marianne Egger
Brian Elliott
Hilarey Findeisen and George Brown
Derek A. Floyd
Jacque Lynn Foltyn
Christiane and Greg Frank
Beverly and Joseph Fremont
Natalie Ganz
Ben Garcia and Scott Fabianek
Nicole Gillies and David Morris
Terry Gonzalez
Alex and Becky Goodman
Michael Greenspan
Catherine Gruen and Shasta Castellanos
Josh Gullick and Helin Solomon
Vishal Gupta and Chhavi Puri
Richard and Kathryn Hale
Victoria Hamilton and Paul Hobson
Alan and Jamie Hamrick
Anne and John Hatich
Tyler Hewes
Steve and Cris Teena Hunt
Doug and Gail Hutcheson
Alisunn and Robert Jones
Gina and James Kakos
Larissa Kerstetter
Roshan Kotha Cordeiro and Philip Cordeiro
Vlassi and Patricia Kouris
Bernadette and Jeremy Kovacevich
David Krimmel
Lee Ann and Jim Lagmin
Preston and Lauren Lancaster
Sherri Le and Prashant Vaswani
Ann LeBaron and Santiago Garza
Ryan and Jaime Ley
Patricia Llamas Padilla and Ricardo Ramirez
Anais Lopez-Johnson and Ray Johnson
Jocelyn Luciano
Sandra Lwee and Brandon Waugh
Thomas and BJ Mackle
Gerson and Annette Martinez
Oscar Mayer and Alondra Hernandez
Steve McCormick
Jill McCullough
Maggie and Jerry McEniry
Anne McNulty
Cynthia Michael and Gregory Pascal
Kara Mignanelli and Byron Mignanelli
Barbara and Howard Milstein
Alice Mo and Ted Tchang
Shelley and James Moore
Princess Mora
Kelvin and Yessenia Moses
Ann Mound
Mary-Rose and William Mueller
Holly Nguyen
Nasrin Owsia and Behrooz Akbarnia
Dana Pierce
Vera and Joe Pitrofsky
Raquel Ramirez
Jane Rand
Mary Read
Jennifer Roane
Toni Robin
Jake Rubio
Paris and Simin Sabo
Pouriya Sadeghi and Neda Ehtiati
Kendall and Jake Sandage
Carolyn Schutz
Kristin and Christopher Seeger
Ronald and Marilyn Simon
Victor Siordia
Colleen Smith
Judith Solecki
Kelly Stackhouse
Faith Stagg
Robin Steen
John Stillwagen and Diana Stillwagen
Mark and Jill Stull
King Tang and Kelly Tang
Jason and Jelyn Teofilo
Michael and Jessica Tweed
Christopher and Allison Vassallo
Gregory Vega
Diego Velez and Carrie Olivari
Reed and Jennifer Vickerman
Cheng Wang and Cristy Boisvert
Lynae Watkins and William Watkins
Stan and Ana West
Andy White
Raquel Wick
Alyssa Winchell-Sanchez and Andrew Sanchez
Kenneth and Kathleen Witham
Zee Yu and Tony Huang
LeAnna Zevely

Thank you to our Wedding Ring donors!

Amber and Matt Stephens, Diamond
Eileen and Randall Shannahan, Gold
Steve and Cris Teena Hunt, Silver
Unison and Chris Colthurst, Silver
Diana and John Stillwagen
Michaelene and Doug Sullivan

Includes donations February 2018 through May 2019
Includes in Kind

 *Generously donated through: 


**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 12 months. To join our Rain House Society and to learn about the benefits associated please email

Donor Privacy Policy

The New Children’s Museum has a donor privacy policy and will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Studio by the Bay

Our next Studio by the Bay Family Day is Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10am-2pm! Join us at Seaport Village for a FREE art-making workshop for children and families.