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Because of you, the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac (CMFDL) is in its 16th year and now has over 200 learning programs and 21 areas of play for child development and growth. The following is just one of the stories your donations have made possible! (Names have been changed):

Susan and James, parents of two, noticed their first grade son, Noah, was behind in all school subjects, was nervous to talk to others and just seemed to lack skills to adapt and problem solve. In fear that Noah was falling behind and that their daughter, three at the time, would follow the same path, Susan and James looked for something to help their children grow. They then came across one of the Science Lab classes offered by CMFDL. This class turned into a daily routine of their children asking to go to the Children’s Museum! Noah really found a passion for building in the maker space, Wagener’s Workshop. This enhanced his physical, cognitive and problem-solving skills. Also, through interacting with other eager minds, Noah made friends and improved his emotional and social skills. Now the entire family are regulars at the Museum and Noah is excelling in his classes!

Thank you for continuing to grow our mission to support childhood development through engaging children, their caregivers, and the community in lifelong learning through play. We ask that you continue to support our vision in which we aim to provide a safe place where children can learn about their communities and the culturally diverse world they live in. Will you donate today so we can continue giving hope and inspiration to children like Noah? Every dollar helps in supporting and growing our mission and vision! With your help we can create a community of diverse learners, support families, and ultimately grow Fond du Lac!

Grants and donations support 65% of our operating budget. The Children’s Museum could not exist without YOU. Please donate today, so we can continue to serve children and families. Thank you for your consideration.

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Contributions can also be made by sending a check to CMFDL (75 W. Scott Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935), or by calling 920-929-0707.

2018 Donors

Major Contributors  $5,000 and above

  • David Herro and Jay Franke
  • Mike Shannon Automotive Foundation
  • National Exchange Bank Foundation, Inc.

Movers & Shakers Gifts  $1,000 – $4,999

  • Christina and Dr. AJ Herrera
  • Joan and Dick Kleinfeldt
  • Mercury Marine, Plant 17 Employees
  • M.R. Metzger Family Foundation
  • Lillian Nolan
  • Sadoff Family Foundation
  • Drs. Elizabeth and Adam Strittmatter
  • Tobin Machining, Inc.
  • Andrea and John Welsch
  • Marlys and Dr. John Welsch

Gifts up to $1,000

  • Altrusa International of Fond du Lac Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Paul Arneson in Memory of Mildred Murphy
  • Paul Arneson in Memory of Shirley Satter
  • Jenny and Brian Baker
  • Karen and Dick Baker
  • Elise and Sam Barnhart
  • Betty Beardsley
  • Lauren and Rob Bellmore
  • Dianne and Jim Bilitz
  • Heather and Marcel Biro’ Family
  • Jen and Dr. John Bowser
  • Kristine and John Buelow
  • Marianne Bugni
  • Amy and Chad Collett
  • Christine Schiek and Dr. Dwayne Clark
  • Lana Deere
  • Jane Dennis
  • Susanne Dennis
  • Clare and Harry Ditter
  • Mary Doyle
  • Evelyn Doylen
  • Ellison Electric Supply, Inc.
  • Terri and Ron Emanuel
  • Lynnette and Ben Farvour
  • Lynda and Richard Fields
  • Jessica and Dan Fishelson
  • Linda and Rainer Fleschner
  • Fond du Lac Evening Optimist
  • Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club
  • Robin-Nicole and Neil Gaertig
  • Jane and Terry Gaffney
  • Jane and Terry Gaffney in Memory of Carla Behnke
  • Jane and Terry Gaffney in Memory of Mary Hoffmann
  • Jane and Terry Gaffney in Memory of Shirley Salter
  • Gallery and Frame Shop
  • Marianne and Bob Geiger
  • Ginny and Jim Gilmore
  • Cynthia and Richard Goodman
  • Mary Govier
  • Doris Grajkowski
  • Marilyn Groneng
  • Caleb Guell
  • Colleen and Josh Haefs
  • Nancy and Dave Hackbarth
  • Pam and Todd Hammond
  • Cecilia and Andy Harry
  • Sally and Tom Herre
  • Holiday Automotive
  • Horicon Bank
  • David Hornung
  • Jan Hulderson
  • Dan Ireland
  • Jet Stream Car Wash
  • Lisa and Brian Johnson
  • Nancy Johnston
  • Julie Jorgensen
  • Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac
  • Joann and David Klumpyan
  • Anna and Joe Kottke
  • Roxanne and Marshall Kottke
  • Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac
  • Vickie and Butch Krug
  • Barbara and Donald Kurki
  • Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory LLC
  • Bette Lau
  • Lesley and Pete Manowske
  • Joan Marshall
  • Katie and Tony Mathos
  • Dixie and Dr. William Mauthe
  • Karen and Ron McCreedy
  • Mercury Marine
  • Barb and Don Millage
  • Patricia Miller, Culver’s Restaurants
  • Mary and Steve Millin
  • Ann and Bruce Muthig
  • Andrea and Jeff Nuss
  • Toni and Rick Nuss
  • Drs. Jo and Brett Pasiuk
  • Precision Locksmithing, LLC
  • Print-Right! Inc.
  • Dr. Shannon and Jason Rathke
  • Sara and Erick Rhode
  • Rachel and John Schaeve
  • Christina, Jason, Carly, Conner and Julian Schuette
  • Dr. Robert Schuster Family
  • Silica For Your Home
  • Janet Smith
  • Mary Lou Soffa and Doron Green
  • Sarah Spang
  • Gloria and Gary Stenz
  • Judy Stephenson
  • Sally Swick
  • Scott Swick
  • Tabor United Methodist Women
  • Walt Tack
  • Katie Kramer-Thanos and Nick Thanos
  • Joe Truesdale
  • Tania and Dr. Jeff Twohig
  • Carol and Jesse Van Loo
  • Verve, a Credit Union Employees
  • Steve Victor
  • Diane Kippenhan-Vollmer
  • Amy Wahl
  • Andrea and Jim Westergaard
  • Joe Wilkum Family

In-Kind

  • Altrusa International of Fond du Lac
  • Artistic Designz
  • Buechel Stone
  • Excel Engineering
  • Festival Foods
  • Pick ‘N Save
  • Print-Right! Inc.