2024 Annual Fund Campaign

Help us prepare for our best birthday yet!

When Stepping Stones Museum for Children opened its doors for the first time in 2000, founder Gigi Priebe and a dedicated group of generous individuals were inspired to create an inclusive community resource for play-fueled learning.

Today, Stepping Stones proudly provides a dynamic environment for curiosity, connection and growth. We’ve helped shape the lives of more than 8 million children and families, including the nearly 300,000 who visit annually.

As Stepping Stones proudly approaches our 25th birthday, we need your support.

As we approach our milestone 25th birthday, we ask for your help to expand the museum’s mission to serve our region’s greatest needs – building literacy, enriching our cultural landscape and preparing children to be healthy community citizens. More than 50 percent of our operating costs come from generous donors like you. Can we count on your support to help us keep our doors wide open for generations to come? Your gift today helps ensure a future for essential learning through play.

Become a Friend of the Museum* with a one-time gift or 25-month recurring donation.

Best Friend
$4,999 – $2,500
$2,499 – $1,000
Kindred Spirit
$999 – $500
$499 – $100
$99 – $25

We need your support.
Please make a donation today!

Your generosity matters. Thank you.
*“Friendship Levels” are determined based on the total sum committed, whether one-time or recurring.

Open Arms Accessibility Initiative

At the heart of Stepping Stones is a dedicated commitment for all children and families to access museum offerings known as Open Arms. Open Arms serves more than 50,000 guests each year, supporting multicultural and multilingual interests, free or reduced fees and other important needs. More than 1.3 million individuals have participated in this outstanding program since the museum opened in March 2000.