2012 Annual report children’s museum betty brinn

betty brinn
children’s museum
Annual report
The road to success begins long before a child enters school – in the earliest years –
with a variety of enriching and positive experiences from birth through age five that
foster a lifelong love of learning. Children who have quality early learning opportunities
enter school curious and enthusiastic, eager and prepared to learn, willing and able to
work with others, and with the cognitive, physical and emotional skills that support
academic achievement.
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing hands-on educational
activities that help children build fundamental skills during their formative years, and
to educating adults about the profound influence of these experiences on a child’s
success in school and throughout life.
Our 2012 Annual Report
highlights some of the
important roads we took
during the past year, and the
friends and supporters who
helped us create pathways
to success for thousands
of children.
The Museum remains a treasured destination for families and groups. In 2012, we
served more than 200,000 children and adults and achieved our third-highest annual
attendance since opening. In addition to visitors from throughout southeastern
Wisconsin and northern Illinois, we were pleased to welcome families from around
the country…even Alaska!
We also saw an increase in the number of families who recognize the educational
value of regular visits to the Museum, helping us set new records for enrollment in
our membership program and member visits (almost 80,000). Museum members
also enjoyed reciprocal free admission on Milwaukee Museum Member Swap Day
offered in partnership with Discovery World, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the
Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
More than 9,000 children and adults visited the Museum as part of our 2012
corporate membership program. Corporate Members recognize that the Museum’s
commitment to early childhood education represents an important investment in our
community’s long-term economic and workforce development, and they appreciate
the opportunity to provide employees and their families with year-round access to
the Museum’s educational exhibits and programs. We are deeply grateful to our 2012
Corporate Members for their support, including Badger Meter, Brady Corporation,
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, GE Healthcare, ManpowerGroup, Mortenson
Construction, Northwestern Mutual, PNC, Quad/Graphics and Stark Investments.
Thanks to the help of Irma Daniels, a Milwaukee educator and proud grandparent,
the Museum launched Great Grands in 2012, a giving circle created especially for
grandparents. Great Grands offers participants an opportunity to support the Museum
while receiving special benefits. The Museum is grateful for the generous support of
those who joined Irma as Founding Members of Great Grands, including Helen Baylor,
Dr. Minnie Chambers, Mary Dowell, Mary Kellner, Mildred Pollard and Holly Ryan.
WEEBLES Coast to Coast, our Museum’s newest
– and largest – national touring exhibit, invited
visitors to join everyone’s favorite wobbling
characters on a pretend trip to each of the 50
United States and the District of Columbia.
Developed in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc.,
and funded in part by the Greater Milwaukee
Foundation, the exhibit offers more than 70
activities that promote science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM), literacy, and
the arts. Visitors paddled a steamboat down
the mighty Mississippi, hiked to Old Faithful,
took a burro ride into the Grand Canyon, picked
peaches in Georgia, and guided a dog sled team
on the historic Iditarod Trail – all while learning
about our country’s history, geography and
cultural traditions on a trip that won’t soon be
forgotten! To complement our popular travelthemed exhibit, the Museum’s Art Central gallery
featured works of art from Tippecanoe School
that highlighted Milwaukee’s famous – and
favorite! – places and attractions. Sponsored by
Mike and Jennifer Keough, Art Central displayed
art throughout the year created by and for
children, including inspiring masterpieces from
Hillel Academy, Milwaukee Montessori School,
Phillip Katz, VSA Wisconsin and the Wisconsin
State Fair’s Young People’s Art exhibition.
Following its premiere at our Museum in 2012,
WEEBLES Coast to Coast went on a trip of its own.
In January 2013, the exhibit left Milwaukee and
traveled to a children’s museum in Florida –
the first stop on its four-year national tour.
WEEBLES Coast to Coast is the latest product
created as part of the Museum’s Exhibit
Development Initiative, an entrepreneurial
program that designs educational exhibits for
lease and purchase by peer organizations after
premiering at our facility, generating revenue
to support our operation and help cover the
rising cost of Museum outreach commitments
that provide support for thousands of our
commuity’s most vulnerable children and
families. Exhibit products created as part of
the Initiative have been displayed by more
than 50 institutions around the country –
and around the world – including children’s
museums, science centers, libraries and schools.
For visitors traveling close to home, we offered public transportation! Thanks to the
support of Marquette University, we refurbished our popular pretend City Bus in Home
Town, the Museum’s kid-sized business district that helps children learn how people
and places contribute to the economy, function and success of a community. Home
Town’s changeable business offered visitors four special experiences during 2012, as
it became The Animal Hospital presented by Shorewood Animal Hospital, The Nursery
& Garden Shop presented by Piala’s Nursery and Garden Shop, The Pizza Factory & Café
sponsored by Palermo’s Pizza and The Real Estate Office presented by Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage.
We ended 2012 with big plans for Home Town, including the development of enhanced
STEM activities that reflect the importance of preparing the next generation to
compete globally – a Museum priority. Thanks to generous gifts from Sendik’s Food
Markets and the Jerome J. and Dorothy H. Holz Family Foundation, exciting changes
were introduced to our Sendik’s Food Market exhibit and Super Service Center. An all-new
pretend motorcycle dealership, Hands-On Harley-Davidson™, was also recently added to
Home Town thanks to the support of the Harley-Davidson Foundation. In summer 2013,
we will debut Bugs on the Balcony, a new seasonal exhibit about the amazing world of
insects made possible by Anderson Pest Solutions. Our WaterStone Bank exhibit will
also receive enhancements and new activities to help children build important financial
literacy skills thanks to our friends at the real WaterStone Bank.
For visitors on a staycation, we offered a variety of educational programs throughout
2012. Tot Time continued to be among our most popular weekly programs,
demonstrating the profound influence of play on a child’s development, and teaching
adults how to promote early learning during a visit to the Museum and at home.
Ongoing workshops like Betty’s Broadway, Healthy Moves - Healthy Meals, Ever Wonder?
sponsored by the Brady Corporation Foundation, Pre-School Pop-In, Habitat Helpers, Story
Time Yoga and Money Minders sponsored by WaterStone Bank used fun props, materials
and group interaction to help children explore science, technology, engineering, math,
literacy, financial literacy, the arts, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Our
seasonal environmental education program, ABC Garden Explorers sponsored by Garden
Room, offered simple science experiments and invited kids to test their green thumbs.
Our partnerships with other local organizations throughout the year brought dozens
of unique experiences to the Museum. Visitors enjoyed programs and workshops
presented by Danceworks, First Stage Children’s Theater, the Milwaukee Children’s
Choir, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, the Milwaukee Ballet, and the Florentine
Opera Company as well as opportunities to learn about the Chinese New Year, Earth
Day, Cinco de Mayo and African dance. The Museum was also a great place for more
than 700 Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and chaperones to have fun, make new friends,
and work on badges during special overnight and daytime programs. We were also
delighted to partner with the Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival on their Kids Shorts: Size
Small program, featuring animated and live action kids’ films from around the world!
Brighter horizons were just around the corner for children and adults who benefited
from the Museum’s Community Outreach Initiatives. Research confirms that children
from low-income households stand to benefit the most from early learning; their
participation in school readiness activities can help lessen their chances of becoming
involved in crime, dropping out of school and depending on welfare. The Museum is
dedicated to providing experiences that support school readiness and a child’s lifelong
success, and to ensuring that all area children, families and groups have access to our
educational facility and resources. Milwaukee is among the nation’s poorest large
cities; since opening, more than 500,000 children and adults have benefited from
Museum outreach programs designed to meet the needs of our community’s most
vulnerable children and adults.
In 2012, 1,000 families (representing almost 5,000 children and adults) enrolled or
renewed their membership in Family Focus, a program that provides free parenting
education, Museum membership and transportation assistance to families living in
poverty, those with disabled children or adults, families for whom English is a second
language, foster families, teen parents and others whose personal circumstances often
limit their use of resources that can shape a child’s healthy development and academic
success. Visits by Family Focus participants represented almost 8% of the Museum’s
total attendance during 2012.
Thanks to the generosity of US Bank and FOX 6, we
continued to offer Neighborhood Night, an evening
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The Museum’s Special Admissions Program
provided free/subsidized field trips and
transportation assistance to almost 8,000
children and adults, including school groups
who participate in the National School
Lunch Program, adults and children with
disabilities, and low-income community
groups, childcare centers and neighborhood
organizations. The Special Admissions
Program provides participants with access
to age-appropriate hands-on experiences
that encourage children to use their
imagination and creativity. Participants
also have access to facilitated workshops
designed to help educators expand
classroom learning and meet state
academic standards. During 2012, more
than 5,000 children benefitted from
programs that focused on financial literacy,
engineering, the five senses, renewable
energy and recycling, visual and performing
arts, health/safety, and cultural diversity.
The Museum’s annual Back-to-School
Resource Fair provides local disadvantaged
families with information and much-needed
school supplies that help them prepare their
young child for the upcoming school year,
and is a critical component of our outreach
efforts. Thanks to the generosity of Mike and
Jennifer Keough, more than 1,700 children
and adults benefitted from this important
outreach event in 2012, and 853 school-aged children received a full-sized backpack
filled with school supplies to call their own (a new record). The Back-to-School Resource
Fair also provided an opportunity for parents and other caregivers to gather resources
from more than 20 trusted community agencies that provided information about
school readiness, health and safety, literacy, early childhood development, positive
parenting, after-school programs, and more.
We are deeply grateful to the individuals, corporations and foundations that generously
supported our outreach efforts in 2012, including the A.O. Smith Foundation, the
Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation, Denise and Gary Elfe, the Richard and Ethel
Herzfeld Foundation, the Joy Global Foundation, LEGO Children’s Fund, the Krause
Family Foundation, Mortenson Construction and Quad/Graphics. The Museum
was also honored to be selected as Entercom Milwaukee’s signature charity for
Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s 2012 Miracle on Canal Street program. Funding provided
to the Museum through this outstanding community program supported our Outreach
Initiatives, helping us improve the quality of life for thousands of children and families.
Are we there yet? That’s what
thousands of children asked their
parents as they took a trip to the
Museum to attend our family events
in 2012, including our spring ABC
Garden planting event sponsored by
Garden Room, and our New Year’s
Eve Pajama Party. Our generous
supporters and members enjoyed
the best seat on Milwaukee’s
lakefront for a fun-filled sparkler
of an evening during our July 3rd
Family Fireworks! Support from
Sendik’s Food Markets allowed
us to present signature holiday
celebrations for families, including
the Valentine Ice Cream Social and
the Little Sweetheart Dance, our
popular Not-So-Scary Halloween
and the Little Monster Bash. Support
from Breadsmith, Cedar Crest Ice
Cream, Golden Guernsey Dairy,
Palermo’s Pizza and Sargento
provided visitors with special
activities and treats to take home.
The Museum’s 2012 Gala, Midnight
in Paris, was our most successful
Gala yet, thanks to the generous
support of many local companies
and individuals. Our Gala co-chairs,
Bridie and Ed Mooney and Amy
and Dr. Amin Afsari, led a team of
amazing volunteers who created
a fabulous evening in the “city of
lights!” The 2012 Gala raised a
record-breaking $197,000 to
support the Museum’s operation
and outreach commitments, and
helped increase community
awareness about our educational
mission. Leadership support for the
2012 Gala was provided by our
Patron Sponsor, the Northwestern
Mutual Foundation, Partnering
Sponsors GE Healthcare and Bridie
and Ed Mooney, and our Raffle
Sponsor, the Marcus Corporation.
The Honor Roll
No matter where you go, it’s always nice to come home. We are deeply grateful to the
individuals, families, businesses and foundations in our home town who support our
commitment to school readiness for children in southeastern Wisconsin and make it
possible for us to improve the quality of life for thousands of children and families in
our community. It is an honor to acknowledge our
2012 Annual Campaign donors of $100 or more
and our 2012 Gala sponsors.
$100,000 and more
Richard and Anna Teerlink
$50,000 – 99,999
The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Sendik’s Food Markets
WaterStone Bank
$25,000 – 49,999
Anderson Pest Solutions
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Jerome J. & Dorothy H. Holz
Family Foundation
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
$10,000 – 24,999
Breadsmith Franchising, Inc.
Denise and Gary Elfe
Joy Global Foundation, Inc.
Nicholas Family Foundation
Palermo’s Pizza
Sargento Foods, Inc.
$5,000 – 9,999
A.O. Smith Foundation
The Augustyn Foundation
City of Milwaukee Arts Board
Garden Room
Mike and Jennifer Keough
Stackner Family Foundation, Inc.
$1,000 – 4,999
Debra Altshul-Stark and
Brian Stark
Bill and Betsie Berrien
Joanne and Robert Bischmann
Brady Corporation Employees
Brady Corporation Foundation
Briggs and Stratton Corporation
Margaret and Benjamin Brown
Coldwell Banker Residential
Jackie and Omar Darr
Albert J. & Flora H.
Ellinger Foundation
GE Foundation
Hilton Milwaukee City
John T. and Suzanne S.
Jacobus Family
Krause Family
LEGO Children’s Fund
Melissa and Eric
Deborah and Timothy
Piala’s Nursery and
Garden Shop
Dan and Nicole
Vilter Foundation
Richard and Barbara Wiederhold
$100 – 999
Amy and Dr. Amin Afsari
Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation
Dave Bauer
Julie and Bill Bowen
Jeff and Kelly Bradford
Sean Briggs and Kristen Roth
Brian and Cyndi Cahill
Mark Ciesko
Lori Craig
Matthew D’Attilio
April and John Dunn
Kelly Falkner
Erica and Brian Gottschalk
Emma Gillette and Sam Halpern
Peter and Sarah Hammond
Rebecca and Dan Hamrin
Colin and Colleen Hutt
Adam Johnson and Dawn Allain
Johnson Controls
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Susie Kasten
Mary and Ted Kellner
Dave and Anna Kirk
Matthew and Nicole Lister
Merial Limited
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s
Forbes/Berend Family Fund
JayKay Foundation Fund
Tendick Family Foundation (DT)
Mortenson Construction
Tracy and Mike Nickolaus
Karen and Marty Ordinans
John Osborne
David and Mindy Palay
Joan and Dean Phillips
Sanderson S. Read and Laura
Rite Hite Foundation
Kathy Schrader
Ryan Schultz
Michael and Melissa Sheppard
Anthony and Wendy Smith
Mowry Smith III
Kelley Tucker
US Bank Employees
Joe and Trish Ullrich
Carey and David Vollmers
Jeff Wagoner
Stacey Walthers Naffah and
Chris Naffah
We Energies
We Energies Employees
West Bend Area Builders
Ross and Angela Williams
Stacy and Greg Zaja
Edward and Diane Zore
We are pleased to acknowledge
museum donors who have made
payments on gifts pledged in
previous years:
Badger Meter, Inc.
Breadsmith Franchising, Inc.
Cedar Crest Ice Cream
City of Milwaukee Arts Board
Coldwell Banker Residential
Moira Fitzgerald and Peter
GE Foundation
GE Healthcare
Molly and Patrick Gallagher
Golden Guernsey Dairy
The Harley-Davidson Foundation
Marquette University
James and Betty Jo Nelsen
Palermo’s Pizza
Piala’s Nursery and Garden Shop
Sargento Foods, Inc.
Mike and Julie Schneider
Sendik’s Food Markets
Shorewood Animal Hospital
Stark Investments
Time Warner Cable
In-kind contributors
supporting museum
programs and services:
99.1 WMYX
103.7 KISS
Brady Corporation
Breadsmith Franchising, Inc.
CPI Promotions
Cedar Crest Ice Cream
Clear Channel Outdoor
Crossmark Graphics
Golden Guernsey Dairy
Hanson Dodge Creative
Lakefront Brewery
Lupine Inc.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Noodles & Company
Palermo’s Pizza
Piala’s Nursery & Garden Shop
Sargento Foods, Inc.
Select Sound Service
Sendik’s Food Market
Stark Investments
Time Warner Cable
Interpark US Bank
Visual Image Photography
Patricia Walloch
WaterStone Bank
Richard and Barbara Wiederhold
The Museum’s annual Gala
provides critical financial
support for our operation
and we are honored to
acknowledge our 2012
gala supporters:
Patron sponsor
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Partnering sponsors
GE Healthcare
Bridie and Ed Mooney
Event sponsors
Robert W. Baird & Co.
BMO Harris Bank
Fiduciary Management, Inc
GE Capital Healthcare Financial
Gorman & Co.
Grant Thornton
Karen and Steve Guy
Hammes Company
Mike and Jennifer Keough
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
Deborah and Timothy Nustad
Julie and Michael Schneider
US Bank Corporate Real Estate
Raffle sponsor
Marcus Corporation
Media sponsor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Table sponsors
Bill and Betsie Berrien
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Amy Byrne and Ronald Ota
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Moira Fitzgerald and Peter
Molly and Patrick Gallagher –
Siegel Gallagher Real Estate
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Granite MEDSystems
Hanson Dodge Creative
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Heartland Funds
Mark Phillips and Wei Shen
Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
Sendik’s Food Markets
Victoria Teerlink and Jeffrey
Time Warner Cable
Carey and David Vollmers
WaterStone Bank
The Windhover Foundation
Carlene and Andrew Ziegler
Amy and Dr. Amin Afsari
The Augustyn Foundation
Jeff and Kelly Bradford
Susie and Steve Crowley
Delzor Lithograph Co.
Jeff Fielkow
GE Foundation
Rebecca and Dan Hamrin
David Heiny and Stacy Buening
LOGIX Transportation
David and Melina Marcus
Northern Trust Company
Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP
Dan and Nicole Renouard
Sam Carter Design
The Scott and Peggy Sampson
Family Fund
Sargento Foods, Inc.
Nita Soref
Jim and Susie Tweddell
Weyco Group
Wendy Williams
Tom and Sally Zale
Grandparents play an
important role in a child’s life,
and we are pleased to thank
our 2012 members of great
grands, a special giving circle
that provides grandparents
with unique opportunities to
enjoy and support the museum!
Irma H. Daniels
Founding Members
A. Helen Baylor
Dr. Minnie Chambers
Mary Dowell
Mary Kellner
Mildred Pollard
Holly Ryan
Ann Hammes
The Museum is honored to
acknowledge memorial gifts
made in 2012 in memory of:
Robert Hurwitz
Rosemary “Roey” Pokrass
Ethel Rabinovitz
Harriet Rosene
Joel Winnik
The Museum is proud to
recognize these outstanding
2012 Corporate Members that
support our mission.
Community Leader
Community leaders help support
programs for disadvantaged
children and families.
VIP Circle
Badger Meter
Brady Corporation
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
GE Healthcare
Mortenson Contruction
Northwestern Mutual
Stark Investments
Donor-level members
Nathan and Heather Ansell
Michael and Katie Falk
Tim and Diane Herman
Noah and Kathleen Horowitz
Thomas and Susan Neill
Monica and Chad Schmidt
Robert and Carol Schwartz
Makela and VJ Taphorn
JeffreyDrope and Victoria
Christopher and Holly Wedding
Abby and Scott Williams
Foundation board
David Heiny, President/Treasurer
Kevin Roth, Vice President/
Matthew D’Attilio
Molly Gallagher
Karen Guy
Peter Hammond
Nathan Johnson
David Marcus
Kevin Martens
Mike Schneider
Bbcm board of directors
Board officers
David Marcus, President
Debra Altshul-Stark, VP Exhibits
Bill Berrien, VP Nominating
Jeff Bradford, VP Finance
Jackie Darr, VP Friends
Colin Hutt, VP Marketing
Melissa Nelsen, VP Exhibits
Karen Ordinans, VP
Michael Sheppard, VP
Barbara Wiederhold, VP
Product Development
Board members
Ted Balistreri
Lisa Bangert
Margaret Brown
Lori Craig
Matthew D’Attilio
Erickajoy Daniels
Alicia Dupies
Moira Fitzgerald
Patrick Hammes
Rebecca Hamrin
Benjamin Holbrook
Jessica Lochmann
Elizabeth Matkom
Sara Meaney
Deborah Nustad
Joan Phillips
Daniel Renouard
Anthony Smith
Carey Vollmers
Sherrie Williams
Marti Wronski
Stacy Zaja
Honorary board members
Debra Altshul-Stark
Therese Binder, Founder and
President Emeritus
Molly Gallagher
Susie Gruenberg, Founder
Colin Lancaster
Onnie Leach Smith
Greg Marcus
Melissa Nelsen
Julie Sattler Rosene, Founder
Mary Ellen Stanek
Brian Stark
Barbara Wiederhold
Richard Wiederhold
W. Ward White
Amy Afsari, Gala
Elizabeth Anderson, Events
Karen Anich, Events
Yvette Ardis, Education
Brittany Bania, Gala
Kelly Barthel, Finance
Andrea Bellovary, Events
Emily Bennett, Events
Joanne Bischmann, Marketing
Sean Brachin, Events
Ronald Brandt, Programs
Ashley Brown, Floor Support
Amy Byrne-Ota, Gala
Dawn Carrillo, Gala
Adam Claus, Events
Sophie Cohen, Events
Kelvi Como, Events
Jeff Dardis, Marketing
Morgan Davis, Programs
Mia Delgado, Floor Support
Dale Dupont, Programs
Katelyn Duranso, Events
Laura Emory, Gala
Josiana Farber, Events
Valerie Fischer, Programs
Eileen Force Cahill, Gala
Tracy Foss, Programs
Katie Foy, Gala
Courtney Gentil, Programs
Tammy Gilpin-Ripp, Marketing
De’ Vion Green, Floor Support
Nicole Grieve, Programs
Joy Graf, Gala
Tia Hale, Floor Support
Sarah Hambrook, Gala
Julie Hanrahan, Marketing
Ali Hause, Programs
Trevonte’ Harris, Floor Support
Ashley Heitzmann, Programs
Edyn Herbert, Programs
Destinee Hernandez, Programs
Rebeca Hernandez, Programs
Kristie Hopf, Gala
Laura Hotopp, Gala
Kathy Johnson, Gala
Blerim Kamberii, Programs
Adam Kazilsky, Programs
Jeremy Kazilsky, Programs
Mandy Keyes, Programs
Julia Kern, Events
Kelly Kloth, Events
Tori Kolster, Programs
Nicole Kowalski, Programs
Tara Kozik, Gala
Jessica Koziel, Events
Alex Kristl, Programs
Nicholas Kubit, Events
Brad Kussow, Finance
Deborah Ladd, Events
Colin Lancaster,
Peter Larson, Programs
Ben Lawton, Events
Baobai Lee, Programs
Christine Leffel, Events
Migena Lybeshari, Events
Veronica Lococo, Programs
Laura Lueck, Gala
Wendy Lund, Gala
Kayla Maciejewski, Programs
Calley Mannion, Events
Andrew Marris, Marketing
Alex Martinez, Programs
Ted Matkom, Administration
Courtney Maye, Programs
Quantie McDonald, Floor Support
Madison Meade, Events
Rachel Medenwaldt, Programs
Piper Mehigan, Gala
Andrew Miller, Events
Rebecca Milara, Programs
Jennifer Moglowsky, Exhibits
Allison Monks, Events
Bridie Mooney, Gala
Claire Morse, Programs
Natalie Muenster, Programs
Emily Murphy, Programs
Casey O’Keefe, Education
Ben Pagenkopf, Programs
Mayra Perea, Programs
Jenny Prendergast, Gala
D’Angelo Richmond, Floor
Caryl Roberts, Programs
Amber Roepke, Programs
Demaris Robinson, Floor Support
Jamie Rominski, Programs
Kristen Roth Briggs, Gala
Alan Salazar, Events
Bria Schlossmann, Programs
Angelique Schmidt, Programs
Carol Schwartz, Exhibits
Judy Schwerm, Marketing
Patrick Sheehy, Marketing
Jeff Sherman, Marketing
Brian Sobon, Events
Elizabeth Sparks, Programs
Katilyn Stanger, Events
Rhea Stark, Programs
Melody Stephens, Gala
Marianne Szymanski, Marketing
Jim Tammen, Events
Sasha Taylor, Floor Support
Victoria Teerlink, Gala
Mike Thiel, Administrative
Amanda Tollefsen, Gala
Brenda Vento, Marketing
Jerry Vite, Marketing
Evan Walsh, Events
Stacey Walthers-Naffah,
Chris Welker, Events
Lily Wettstein, Programs
Elisa Wills, Programs
Nhiakao Yang, Programs
Ruth Zavala, Floor Support
Museum staff
Fern Shupeck, Executive Director
Kristen Adams, Director of
Lisa Balster, Associate Director of
Community Education
Terry Boyle, Director of Exhibits
Linda Brown, Operations
Kathy Cannistra, Exhibit Products
& Services Manager
Stacie Clough, Exhibit Sales &
Rentals Coordinator
Mike Cook, Lead Exhibit
Joe Dorn, Group Programs
Michele Duranso,
Communications Manager
Robyn Erickson, Event
Dan Grunst, Exhibit Fabricator
Amy Kazilsky, Director of
Michaela Marecek, Membership
& Communications
Sheila Martinez, Director of
Tom Matthews, Exhibits Manager
Jeff Newman, Visitor Services
Assistant Manager
Jill Stevenson, Early Childhood
Education Specialist
Erin Taylor, Manager of
Development &
Carrie Wettstein, Director of
Special Projects
Deb Williamson, Operations &
Events Manager
Darrin Zblewski, Exhibit
Visitor assistants
Andrew Elfe
Errin Kilgore
Amanda Kucharski
Claire Landis
AJ MacDonald
Jasmine McMasters
Elijah Muehlbauer
Kaila Quesada
Thomas Sanders
Kristin Walloch
Alice Wilson
We apologize to any individual
or organization who was
inadvertently omitted from
this list, or is incorrectly listed.
Statement of Activities
January 1 - December
31, 2012
Earned Rev
Special Eve
Exhibit Rental
Exhibit Sales
Other Inc
Total Earned Revenu
Gifts and Grants
In-kind Goods and
Total Contributions
Total Income
Balance Sheet
At December 31, 20
Exhibits 19,810
Exhibit for Rental and
Leasehold Improvem
Programs and Visitor
Less: Accumulated
Other Assets
General and Adminis
Total Assets
Total Expenses
Liabilities and Ne
t Assets
rrent Liabilities
Change in Net Ass
Net Assets
Fixed Assets
Temporarily Restr
Total Net Assets
Total Liabilities an
d Net Assets
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