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

The Rain House Circle

The Rain House Circle is an active group of our most dedicated donors who support the mission of The New Children’s Museum and passionately advocate for creativity and arts education. Donors in the Rain House Circle demonstrate this by providing financial gifts of $1,000 or more annually to support our installations, access programs and strategically aligned initiatives that work to serve our community. We’d love to have you join us! To learn more about the benefits associated please email

Luminary $50,000+

City of San Diego
Dow Divas Investment Club
Lynn Gorguze and Hon. Scott Peters
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods
Tom and Cami Rosso

Sustainer $25,000+

County of San Diego
La Jolla Country Day School
National Endowment for the Arts
The Parker Foundation
Pamela and Charlie Pendrell
ScholarShare 529
Sheryl and Harvey White

Champion $10,000+

Jim Brown and Isabel Dutra
California Arts Council
California Humanities
Michael and Dee Anne Canepa
Epstein Family Foundation
Kurt and Jennifer Eve
Hervey Family Non-Endowment Fund*
Issa Family Foundation
Joan and Irwin Jacobs**
Robert Marasco and Joanna Adamczak
Wendi and Neil McKenna
Merrilee and Mike Neal
Maryanne and Irwin Pfister
Price Philanthropies Foundation
Rice Family Foundation
Monique Rodriguez and Greg Richardson
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation
USS Midway Foundation
Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

Innovator $5,000+

Autism Speaks
Charles and Ruth Billingsley Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Greg and Tonya Gossard
The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Masserini Charitable Trust
Steve and Victoria Ortiz
ResMed Foundation
Susan Silva
Kathryn Starr
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust

Devotee $2,500+

Tiffany Archer and Gary Koerper
City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant
Stephanie and Michael Epstein*
First 5 San Diego
The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation
Francis Parker School
Edwardo and Taryn Gillison
Nobuya and Kana Ishizaka
Linda Lenhard and Mark Kritchevsky
Ken Little
Catherina and Michael Madani
National University
Nicole Peck and Michael Pugh
Caroline Perry and Adam Ith
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
Kalpana and James Rhodes
Keith and Kim Shores
UCSD Extension

Rain House Circle $1,000+

Brad Adams
Heather and Jerry Bice
Melanie Branca
Noah and Julie Bretz
Rebecca and James Brewer
Barbara Bry and Neil Senturia
Lucy and Ambrose Conroy
E. D. Dawson
Margo Emami
Derek and Suzanne Emge
Daniel and Phyllis Epstein*
Lynda Forsha and Robert Blanchard
Carol and Ron Fox**
Rebecca Gennaro
Larry Golsh and Sharon Bacher
Chad Hoxie
Debby and Hal Jacobs**
Lisa Kanetake and Charles Bergan
James and Inna Kelly
Alexandra Kritchevsky and Johnathan Graff
Tomoko and Dane Kuta
Hema and Barry Lall
William Landry and Marianne Ericcson
Robin Lipman
Eugene “Mitch” and Rebecca Mitchell
David Nokes and Marie Fox
Tomie and Michael Orosz
Linda A. Potter
Arthur P. & Jeanette G. Pratt Memorial Fund
Chris and Asako Russo
Gretchen and Brent Shaffer
Tom Shapiro and Madeleine Grynsztejn**
Wendy Soliday
Fern M. Steiner
Doug Taylor
Brian and Jackie Van Hatten
Karl Walter and Lisa Betyar
Fernanda Whitworth

Enthusiast $500+

Phil and Sue Arenson
Allen and Lily Arvizu
Joy Atienza
Lauren L. Beaudry
Elliot Berman
Trevor and Megan Blair
Jeffrey Blodgett
Barbara Bloom
Community Service Association of SDUSD
April and Brent Douglas
Paul and Mimi Extance
Arthur and Pamela Finkle
Judy and Bryce Forrester
Faiya Fredman
William T. Georgis
Robert Gleason and Marc Matys
Catherine and Stefen Gustafson
Victoria Hamilton and Paul Hobson
Alan and Jamie Hamrick
Rita Haudenschild and Skylar Nelson
Laurie and Spencer Hutchins
George and Nancy Kalamaras
Leon and Sofia Kassel
Paul Kelly
Lindsay and Keith Langford
Eugene and Heather Lee
Jennifer Luce
Thomas and BJ Mackle
Anne and John Matich
Betsy and Scott McClendon
Theodore and Anabel Mintz
Ben and Jamie Moraga
Jeffrey Nessia
Robert Quigley and Kathleen Hallahan
Raul Quinones
Brian and Marilyn Smith
Bea and Barton Thurber

Advocate $250+

Stacie and Spencer Bietz
Helen and Webster Burke “Buzz” Kinnaird
Karen Butler
Greg Camarillo
Erin and Douglas Decker
Donald Epstein
Christiane and Greg Frank
Karen and Gary Green
Stephen and Michelle Huber
James and Gina Kakos
Stephen and Audrey Keane
Shawna and Andrew Kirk
Paul and Theresa Kosen
Tim and Kathy Lacey
David and Sarah Latimer
Carlana and Andrew Maduza
Joseph and Netty Mansolillo
Mitchell Meyer
Maggie and Jerry McEniry
Colleen O’Boyle and Isaac Jones
Sharon Omahen and Jim Mosher
Stacey and James Pennington
Nikale Pierce
K.C. Potter de Haan
Adam Price
Victoria and Thomas Reed
Vivian Reznik and Andy Ries
Dawn Rogers
Phillip and Kirsten Senescall
Cathy Shepard
Rachel Shira
Victor Siordia
Laura Spier and Rosalio Jimenez
Ed and Rachel Walter

Admirer $100+

Danielle Adams
Steve Alexander
Lilli-Mari Andresen
Nancy and Donald Bainum
Lynn Basquez
Larry Baza and Tom Noel
Megan and Brett Bendinelli
Megan Bennett
Mara Bernd
Arianne and Massimo Bettazzi
Kerry and Kenny Bonilla
Matthew Bradley
Jerre and Aylin Bridges
James and Asha Cabrera
Daniel Campion
Ruth Carlson and Holden Russell
Erin and Ryan Cashman
Denise and Brian Caster
Christensen Household
Toni and Tim Cloonan
Coastal Community Foundation
Suzanne Cohen and William Kimbrough
Patti and Coop Cooprider
Morgan Daruwala
Sandy and Dave Decker
Marianne and David Dickerson
Steffanie Dotson-Holcman and Alejandro Holcman
Tina Dyer
Jen and LJ Eve
David Farkouh
Katie and Charlie Ferraro
Hilarey Findeisen and George Brown
Derek A. Floyd
Jacque Lynn Foltyn
Joseluis and Elisabeth Frausto
Ben Garcia and Scott Fabianek
Reuven and Tamar Green
Paul Goldner
Alex and Becky Goodman
Vishal Gupta and Chhavi Puri
Chanelle and Peter Hawken
Payton and Alphana Hobbs
Sasha Jonestein and Jones von Jonestein
Morgan Justice-Black
Bob Kain
Vlassi and Patricia Kouris
Sherri Le and Prashant Vaswani
Betty Jean and Steve Lundquist
Whitney MacKenzie
Steven and Alexandra Malk
Gerson and Annette Martinez
Patrick McArron
Barbara and Howard Milstein
Bob and Amy Mischler
Princess Mora
Mary-Rose and William Mueller
Arne and Deborah Nelson
Holly Nguyen and Nguyet Doan
Kerry Norton
Leslie Oliver
Tim and Ashley Olson
Nasrin Owsia and Behrooz Akbarnia
Sonal Patel
Norma Pruit
Jane Rand
Carolyn Schutz
Kristin and Christopher Seeger
Eileen and Randall Shannahan
William Shen
Sarah Sleeper
Robin Steen
Kenneth H. Stimeling
Mark and Jill Stull
Karen Swartz
Tania and Daniel Swasbrook
Christie and Greg Thiele
Victor and Linda Valadez
Lindsay and Matt van Winkle
Hayley Woldseth
Perry Vasquez
Alex Velasquez
Diego Velez and Carrie Olivari
Reed and Jennifer Vickerman
Cheng Wang and Cristy Boisvert
Lynae and William Watkins
G. Michael and Christine Watry
Stan and Ana West
Andy White
Kristin and Mike White
Tony and Cristina Yahyai
Jacqueline and Andrew Yen
Clara and Collin Zimmerman

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 between January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Includes in Kind

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