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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.


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.

2019 Donors

Major Contributors  $5,000 and above

  • Fond du Lac Area Foundation
  • David Herro & Jay Franke
  • National Exchange Bank Foundation, Inc.
  • Society Insurance Charitable Fund

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

  • Agnesian Healthcare, a member of SSM Healthcare
  • Altusa International of Fond du Lac
  • Aurora Health Care
  • CD Smith Construction, Inc.
  • Destination Lake Winnebago Region, Inc.
  • Fond du Lac Area Foundation
  • FVSBank
  • Grande Foundation
  • Melissa & Mike Hierl
  • Holiday Automotive
  • Horicon Bank
  • Kleinfeldt Family Fund
  • Lakeside Evening Kiwanis
  • Mercury Marine – Plant 17 Employees
  • Mid-States Aluminum
  • Muthig Industries
  • National Exchange Bank & Trust
  • Andrea & Jeff Nuss
  • Drs. Joanne & Bret Pakiuk
  • Karen & Dr. William Shaw
  • Sigma
  • Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C.
  • Twohig Flooring America
  • Verve, a credit union
  • Tammy & Dr. Jacob Waidelich
  • Eric Welak
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Maryls & Dr. John Welsch

Gifts up to $1,000

  • Anonymous
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Mary Austin
  • Elise & Sam Barnhart
  • Heather & Martin Bell
  • Betty Beardsley
  • Lauren & Bobby Biolo
  • Marianne & Mike Bugni
  • Buechel Stone Corporation
  • Joan Buechel
  • Cheryl Clark
  • Amy & Chad Collett
  • Stephanie Dieterich
  • Julie & Bob Downs
  • Mary Doyle
  • Kelly & Nick Faymoville
  • FDL Area Foundation, Richard L. & Ann E. (McCallum) Blamey Family Fund
  • Fond du Lac Evening Optimist
  • Jane & Terry Gaffney – In Memory of Jamie Mertens
  • Marianne & Robert Geiger
  • Mary Govier & John Cashman
  • Elizabeth & Ryan Grusenski
  • Cecilia & Andrew Harry
  • Christina & Dr. AJ Herrera
  • Sarah Haubenschild
  • Jan Hulderson
  • Katie Karls
  • Herb Kohl Philanthropies
  • Hierl Insurance
  • Cathy Korb
  • Anna & Joe Kottke
  • Jennifer & Kason Klumpyan
  • Katie Kramer-Thanos & Nick Thanos
  • Lesley & Pete Manowske
  • Marian University
  • Muza Sheet Metal Co., LLC
  • Lillian Nolan
  • Michael Nolan
  • Dr. Shannon & Jason Rathke
  • Lori & Tony Renning
  • Lisa & Michael Shannon, Jr.
  • Janet Smith
  • Rachel & John Schaeve
  • Tracy & Adam Spies
  • Alysia & Dr. Burt Steffes
  • Mary Toerne & Jose Riera
  • Joe Truesdale
  • Chris & Samantha Twohig
  • John Twohig
  • Tim Van Pelt
  • Kathy & Pete Vergos
  • Steven Victor
  • Diane Kippenhan-Vollmer
  • Amy Wahl
  • Linda Wendt


  • Excel Engineering
  • Buechel Stone Corporation
  • Franwerks Shoe Repair
  • Cecilia & Andrew Harry
  • Melissa & Mike Hierl
  • Christine & Bruce Jacobs
  • Kelly & Adam Lamb
  • Ann & Ken Meyers
  • Otter Creek Landscaping
  • Esperanza & Tyler Tautges
  • Amy Wahl
  • Andrea & John Welsch

Corporate Membership

  • Fond du Lac County Department of Social Services

Click here to see our 2018 CMFDL Annual Donors