WHAT IS A FOUNDING FAMILY?

One of our first Founding Families to come on board...Supporting the Campaign to build the Westchester Children’s Museum is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an institution that will serve our children and those most in need for years to come.

One of our first Founding Families to come on board...Supporting the Campaign to build the Westchester Children’s Museum is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an institution that will serve our children and those most in need for years to come.

The donors to the Founding Family program enabled the Westchester Children's Museum to grow from an idea around a kitchen table to a fully operational museum that opened its first phase to the public in April 2016. The Founding Family donors, comprised of families, parents, grandparents, organizations, and businesses from all over Westchester and Fairfield Counties and beyond, were resolute in their belief that our children deserve a children's museum of their own in their own community, and more importantly, that children in communities of need should benefit from the same out of school learning opportunities that this welcoming vibrant learning center provides.

The names of all Founding Family donors - those who contributed $5,000 or more to the Campaign for the Westchester Children's Museum through April 2016- will be prominently displayed in the Museum on the “Donor Wall” in perpetuity, which will be unveiled in Fall 2016.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our more than 200 Founding Families. Please find the Founding Family list* below:

$1,000,000+
Lisina and Frank Hoch

$250,000 - $999,999
Con Edison
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Curry, III
Entergy Nuclear Northeast
Alix and Rudolf Laager

$100,000 - $249,999
The Beyer Family
Jeanne and Darren Fogel
Laura and Roger Lavan and Sons
Judith and James Weil
Corinne and Neil Zola 

$50,000 - $99,999
Dr. Mary Grantham-Campbell and Family
Debbie and John Daum – The Norman M. Morris Foundation
The Davidson Family
Alyson and Parker Drew
Gabelli Foundation, Inc.
Ira and Amy Greenstein
Houlihan Lawrence
The Jansky Family
Marie and Douglas McKeige
Bets and Rod Miller
Christin and Jonathan Putnam
Morgan Stanley
The Schoen Family
Stacey and Richard Schutzer
In Memory of Jack and Billie Schwartz
Sandra and Lawrence Simon Family Foundation
Stephanie and David Simon
Julia and James Wallach
Wells Fargo Foundation
Beryl Jones-Woodin and Peter Woodin and Family

$25,000 - $49,999
The Amsterdam Family
Anonymous
Staci and John Barber
Mrs. Martin Berger
Mr. and Mrs. Len Blavatnik
The Carvin Family
In honor of Simon and Eve Colin
Rose and Tyler Dickson
Barbara and Lawrence Goldstein
Carney and Melissa Hawks and Family
Michael Henry and Brigid Brennan
The Ruth and Seymour Klein Foundation
Katherine and Stephen Langan
The Laurence W. Levine Foundation
The Mackle Family
Allison and Roberto Mignone
The Neuberger Berman Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O'Neill
Jeanette and David Rosenblum
The Sakakeeny Family
The Seass Family
The Toal Family
The Tuckman Family
Lisa and Mark Walsh
Warren B. Kanders Foundation
Westchester Association for the Education of Young Children

$10,000 - $24,999
Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation
Bari Lipp Foundation, Inc.
Christine and Bo Bazylevsky
The Brightwater Fund
Ms. Tina Chan and Mr. Taylor Deupree
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Chenault
The Comora Family
Cushman & Wakefield
Kaya and Dan Duggan
The Emmet Family
Lauren Hertzog Fields
James W. Fields
GE Foundation
The Gluck Family
Russell F. Hackmann
The Hooper Family
Larry and Judy Howard
HSBC Philanthropic Programs
Ryan, Alex and Melanie Huang
Debbie and David Isaac and Family
Mrs. Karen C. Isaac
Tod and Cindy Johnson
Junior League of Westchester On the Sound
The Charles and Lynn Kramer Family Foundation in honor of Hannah and Molly Sloane
Doug and Wendy Kreeger
Todd and Kim Larsen / The Larsen Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lefkowitz
The Lin Family
Loukoumi Make a Difference Foundation
Joanne and Edward P. Massaro
Lianne and Gregory Merchant
Kerry and Christopher Meyers
Christina and Jonathan Mohraz
New York State Council on the Arts
Lauren and Stephen O'Connor
Arlene and Marc Oxman
The Palmisciano Family
Peridot Fine Jewelry, Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Rigert Family
Laurie Wolk and Stephen Rosenblatt and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Rosenshein
Kathleen and Omar Saeed
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Saltz
The Schlumberger Family
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Smith
Brian and Amy Song
Kim Sparber and Gary Glickman
The Spencer Family
Kate and Chris Verni and Family
The Walker Family
Terri Ann and Mrs. Sandy Weil
Alissa M Wilson
Wobble Café
The Wolff Family
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wolfe

$5,000 - $9,999
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Adolph
Allison's Heart Foundation for Children and Young Adults, Inc.
Nikki and Bernie Berman
Bett-A-Way Pallet Systems
Mr. and Mrs. James Billingsley
Melissa and Michael Boxer
Brett Buehrer and Dana Diersen Buehrer
The Burke Family
Ellen and Don Cacciapaglia
Cannon and Bruce Campbell
The Capaldi Family
Nancy and Richard Carr
Patricia Caruso
Emily and Ashley Clemens
Crown Inc. 
Maria and Albert Diaz
The Doolin Family
Jana and Bill Doty
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
The Dunbar Family
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Dunnan
Fortunoff Foundation, Inc.
Mrs. Harriet Gamper
Givaudan
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Grant
Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg
Laura and Bill Haley
Susan and David Heilbrunn
The Heravi Family
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Herin
Connor and Alex Hill
Ken and Elizabeth Hoexter & Family
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jones
Sarah and Bruce Kayle
Jennifer and Matthew Kaufman
Alvin Khoo
Kim and Reggie Lang
Mr. and Mrs. John Lee
Brian and Beth Levine
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Levine
Karol and Laurence London
Maura and Lloyd Mandell
Laura and Will Manuel
MasterCard Matching Gift Program
Beverly and Harmon McAllister
Kristen and Kevin McCarthy
Stephanie and Joe McNally
Deidre and Mark Michael
Margot and Daniel Milberg
The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family
Mr. Stephen Mongillo & Ms. Elizabeth Thorington
Morano Landscape Garden Design Ltd.
Julia and Benjamin Mord
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Neiman Marcus
Nancy and Ira Norris
Jill and Ken Novak
Old Oaks Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Neal
The Orans Family
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Orlando
Serena and Robert Perlman
Carl and Betty Pforzheimer
Erin and Matt Pymm
The Rabina Foundation
Mark Reichenbaum
Lori Rotskoff and Michael Canter
The Salva Family
Robin Schafer
The Schnall Family
Jane and Joel Schneider
Devon and Michael Silberstein|
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Smith
The Sootin Family
Sportech
Mara and Jeffrey Talpins and Family
Daniel, Jacey, Lily and Zachary Taub
TD Bank
The Turnbull Family
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Frank, Quay, Olivia and Frankie Watkins
Allison and Alex Wohl
Elliot and Nancy Wolk
Worthington Family Foundation Inc.
Marge & Tom Wynne 

*If you are a Founding Family and you have a question about how your name appears on this list, please reach out to us at info@discoverWCM.org