Pause, Play! FY18-19 Annual Report

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2018 | 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 7.1.18 – 6.30.19



Dear Friends of DCM, Thank you for taking the time to Pause from your busy day to review the Play highlights of my last year at DuPage Children’s Museum. In the increasingly busy schedules of today’s society, it’s so important to Pause for Play. It’s through play that children are able to investigate and discover the world around them while connecting with others and building important skills that will last a lifetime. I have loved playing with you and the tremendous team we have at the Museum. Together we have secured the fiscal health of the institution. Our Play Soirée, the annual Benefit Ball, raised a record-breaking $656,000; a half-million dollar grant was secured to develop new, innovative exhibits; and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit introduced a new audience to the Museum while bringing important social emotional learning to the forefront. The foundation has been laid for a visionary future in our Naperville location. We will continue to deliver exceptional exhibit experiences and programs. We will also continue to deliver hands-on science exploration to school children through our Learning Labs and to underserved families through our Community Access Network. Through dynamic partnerships with funders and social service agencies, DCM works intentionally across the region to ensure that the Museum’s rich learning environment is accessible to all children and families. We at DCM know that children thrive when they have access to highquality play and learning. We thank you for your support of our mission, vision, and values to inspire curiosity, promote creativity, and build community. Our most recent fiscal year is a celebration of our incredible team who bring learning through play to life here at DCM every day. Thank you!!



2018–19 JULY Transportation Celebration – More than 1900 visitors explored ways to move by land, water, and air.

DCM’s Early Learning Specialist presented at the Association of Midwest Museums conference about conducting needs assessments to inform program and exhibit development.


AUGUST Hosted first Annual Teacher Expo with 37 exhibitors. This event was an opportunity for educators to network and build awareness of resources available in the community to support and enhance the work that they do.

Completed first Artist-in-Residence program with Claire Reynes who introduced visitors to the art of paper-making and collaboratively created art that was displayed in the community.

SEPTEMBER Driven to Give – The Next Gen Board of DCM raised over $40,000 at their annual fundraiser which fueled excitement for learning and Access for All at DCM.

Museum hosted inaugural 21+ Night – An evening for adults to reconnect with their inner child and experience the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and special games without any kids.

OCTOBER Fall Festival – Nearly 1000 children and adults attended the annual Fall Festival with special musical performances and creative, hands-on activities focused around this colorful time of year.

NOVEMBER Teen Volunteer Recognized for Excellence – Tia Arcot volunteered 158 hours in 1.5 years of volunteer service, and received Naperville Youth Service Award. DECEMBER Fun Family NYE – 680 attendees rang in the New Year at the Museum’s annual countdown to Noon celebration.

Bug Bonanza encouraged curiosity and exploration for more than 2300 children and adults with up-close encounters and education about some fascinating insects at two events during the year. DCM’s Early Learning Specialist presented on Engineering in Preschool at the Child’s World Conference.

DCM’s Early Learning Specialist traveled to China with the Erikson Institute to share their early childhood expertise as well as to learn about the state of early childhood education there and the rich cultural traditions shaping perspectives on play, learning, and development in the early years.

JANUARY Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit opened at DCM, bringing to life the themes presented in the PBS series such as community, communication, and emotions.

Launched a new drop-in program, Pop-Up S.T.E.A.M. Play which explored how science, technology, engineering, art, and math intersect, engaging more than 1250 visitors in its first six months. Community Cares – Held in collaboration with five area organizations, where 606 visitors experienced opportunities to give back to their community in a fun, interactive way while fostering important social and emotional skills.

FEBRUARY Developed a new drop-in program, Pop-Up Play in the Neighborhood, which highlighted literature from the Daniel Tiger series with a companion activity focused on an area of social and emotional learning, engaging more than 915 visitors between February – May.

4200 visitors met Daniel Tiger over the course of 42 sold-out "Meet Daniel Tiger" events held during the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit exhibition.

MARCH 3700 visitors celebrated National Bubble Week at the Museum with hourly Bubble Showers and other bubbleinspired activities.

Access Project concluded – completed an eight-session child/parent play program to gain a deeper understanding on how to better serve low-income families in the Chicagoland area. Held five "Breakfast Book Club with Daniel Tiger" events, bringing the character to life for more than 500 participants.

APRIL Hosted two SEL Education Nights, engaging parents and teachers in ways to help support children’s Social Emotional Learning for Kindergarten readiness, in partnership with Naperville Community Unit School District 203.

JUNE Maker Days – 1500 visitors explored their creativity through a variety of maker activities at this brand new event. MAY Said Goodbye to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit – over 100,000 visitors stepped into Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

5600 visitors came to the Museum during Earth Week, which featured earthy activities and recycled materials drive.

Play Soirée – DCM’s annual Benefit Ball raised a record-breaking $656,000 in support of the Museum’s hands-on learning experiences.

Simultaneously Opened Two DCM-Designed exhibits – Art is Instrumental Remix returned with a fresh focus on children and adults exploring art together. DCM Express, featuring trains, returned to the Museum for a second tour.

Hosted Family Accessibility, Inclusion, and Engagement Strategies Summit for area cultural institutions focused on supporting deeper engagement with families facing various barriers to accessing our learning environments.


Visitation AND Memberships 337,610

Visitors to DuPage Children’s Museum


Museum Members

All the Play 89,342


Visitors created in The Studio

Tiny Great Performances

19,498 Visitors participated in Daily Drop-In Programs

66,490 Built with real tools in the Construction House

268 Birthday Parties celebrated at the Museum

1,300 Gallons of bubble solution used in a year

30 2,000 Types of building block sets on the Museum floor


Manipulatives on the Museum floor


School Programs 30,112



Learning Labs led by the Museum's Lab RATS

7,854 Parents

Participated in School Programs




Field trips hosted at the Museum

"The Museum’s Learning Labs provide hands-on experimentation that reinforces important math and science principles in a way that’s just not available through other venues. It’s an incredible value to both our students and our teachers." Dr. Darlene Ruscitti Regional Superintendent of Schools, DuPage County



Accessibility AND Inclusion 10

Family Night Out (FNO) Events for families with special needs


Family Access Memberships

Family Night Out "It’s truly a family affair for all of them to come and explore. These nights are absolutely awesome. It means the world to have some people who care enough to have us come and to enjoy ourselves, and to be ourselves, and to be appreciated and celebrated the way that we are." Dr. Ginger Grant-Del Valle Family Night Out Participant



Visitors took part in FNO Events

Community Access Network Partners to help reach families in need:


602 Volunteers


"Art + Children = Energy that feeds me every week! I love the opportunity for creativity in The Studio and the possibilities for connecting adults and children. I give my time and treasure because I believe in the mission. The Museum reaches all ages and I watch significant partnerships develop where kids and adults


learn together through play. equivalent to

5 20

Full-Time Employees Corporate and Community Groups

This is my happy place." Sue Kamm Volunteer for more than 18 years and Donor

CORPORATE GROUPS PNC | 319 hours IHS Markit | 84 hours ComEd | 45 hours Philadelphia Insurance | 45 hours Bob Rogers Travel | 30 hours Travelers Insurance | 30 hours C.H. Robinson | 20 hours EN Engineering | 14 hours Banner Personnel | 12 hours Crowe LLP | 12 hours


Adtalem | 10 hours Reveal | 9 hours Magnetrol | 6 hours

COMMUNITY GROUPS National Charity League of Hinsdale | 193 hours National Charity League of Naperville | 142 hours Young Men’s Service League of Naperville | 56 hours 8TH grade class of St. Peter and Paul School | 51 hours Cress Creek Garden Club | 34 hours C.O.D. Cares | 27 hours Lawyers Lend a Hand | 10 hours


Financial Data 12%



Admission & Memberships







TOTAL INCOME $4,908,844

Grants & Contributions








Exhibits & Museum Programs

$ 503,524


Donors Make a Difference "One of the core values of our bank is to support the mission of local community organizations, and we are proud to provide funding for DuPage Children's Museum's Family Access Membership initiative and Family Night Out programming which empowers our communities' most at-risk populations to access important early learning experiences, regardless of their financial or social barriers." Tom Miers, Market President Naperville Bank & Trust A Wintrust Community Bank


Pamela A. Sharar-Stoppel, President & CEO Wheaton Bank & Trust Company A Wintrust Community Bank


Supporters $100,000 + Dover Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Robert R. McCormick Foundation Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation Tellabs Foundation

$50,000 + DuPage Medical Group Bob and Anna Livingston John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation PNC Financial Services Group

$25,000 + John Beem and Laurie Wigham Marc Beem and Susan Berkowitz Robert Beem and Lynne Hoskins Susan Beem Riggs and Gordon Riggs The Brinson Foundation Dave and Susan Dumford Dunkin' Donuts Midwest Distribution Center, Inc. Exelon Corporation Illinois Arts Council Agency Molex, LLC Joe and Kathleen Nelligan Steve and Michelle Rychly Wintrust Hinsdale Bank & Trust Naperville Bank & Trust St. Charles Bank & Trust Wheaton Bank & Trust

$10,000 + Chris and Martha Abbinante Apple, Inc The Bersted Foundation BMO Financial Group Robert Bosch Tool Company David W. and Orit Carpenter Chamberlain Group City of Naperville's Special Events and Cultural Amenities Crowe LLP Cara DeGraff The Driskill Foundation DuPage Foundation First Alert Inc. Graycor Construction Company Inc. Brian and Ashley Greiner Stephanie Kline Naperville Mayor's Charity Event National Endowment for the Arts Navistar Nicor Gas Pepper Construction Melissa and Tim Reinbold Nick and Teresa Ryan Sidley Austin LLP Russell and Lori Toney Mark and Debbie Trembacki US Bank Ann and Joel Wallin Tony and Tami Weir

$5,000 + Advanced Data Technologies Allstate Corporation Alben F. Bates and Clara G. Bates Foundation Bulley & Andrews, LLC Joe Chura Raju Datla Debbie Deiger Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Douglas Edgewood Clinical Services Donald Erickson Barbara Gulick Armin & Esther Hirsch Foundation Mike and Mary Jawor Jeanne and Kevin Jones Alan and Colleen Krashesky Aldo Lopez Richard and Alexis Lowry Cynthia Mark-Hummel and John Hummel Denise and Michael Mikula Shane and Betty Mikula Randy and Jody Morris Power Equipment Direct Related Midwest Vistex Steve and Patty Waeghe Ken and Regina Witkowski Art and Gail Zwemke

INVENTORS CIRCLE | $2,500 + Anonymous Matt and Shannon Bergman Marc and Joni Blackman Mrs. Robert Born Robert and Pat Buenz Busey Bank The Christopher Family Foundation Ruth Cross Ecolab Tyrone and Anne Fahner Deb and Patrick Garner Patty and Greg Gustin

Judy Hsu and Tracy Leddy Sue and Bill Kamm Kinder Morgan Foundation Dale and Sue Mancuso Tom and Linda McGee David Miller Gretchen and Ken Mungan Denice Olson Sarah and Dave Orleans Perma-Seal Fund of the DuPage Foundation Darlene Senger Jeff and Stephanie Wink

FOUNDERS CIRCLE | $1,000 + Sony Anand and Anand Moorthy Anonymous Christopher and Christine Birck Mary Ann and Brand Bobosky Shelley Bromberek-Lambert Davis Capital Advisors, LLC Elaine and Chris Drikakis DynaCom Management, Inc. Edward Hospital & Health Services Enterprise Holdings Enterprise Holdings Foundation Margaret Field First Midwest Bank Joshua and Jessica Friess Rich and Karen Gevis Carol Gies Dietz Kathleen Griffith Andy and Julie Gripp Brian and Melissa Hauge

Greg Hege Ice Miller LLP Lenore M. Johnson The Kelly Law Firm, P.C. Kittleman & Associates Tom and Susan Kuczmarski Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kugel Mr. and Mrs. John LaClair Zac and Kristin Larson Kirsten Livingston Ryan and Sheri Lubniewski Leigh Martino Ann P. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Peter Miller Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club Michael and Michelle Noel The Retirement Research Foundation Ms. Kitty Ryan Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP Third Party Pet Matt and Stacey Weeks



Nancy and Tom Abbott Adtalem Global Education Allstate Giving Campaign Argus International Avery Coonley School Leila and Amir Azarbad Brian and Megan Barnhart Peter Bell Bill's Car Wash Ruth Bradlee C. Andrew and Donna Brickman Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. Buntrock William Burgoon Christina Colosimo and John Wonais Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cynamon-Murphy Jenel and Tim Damis Nick and Lauren De Jong Karla and Robert Deaver Mark and Mary Joy Finke Geoffrey and Virginia Frankenthal Brian and Christel Gallagher Sachin Gandhi Carole Gebbia Giving DuPage Tiffany and Mark Gomez Patricia and Richard Gretsch Greg and Andrea Gyann Ray and Marilyn Jones Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Joseph Lynne Kasson Dagmar and Bruce Kauffman Patrick and Elizabeth Kelly Patricia Lee and Cory King Christina Caton Kitchel and Jacob Kitchel

American International Group Matching Grants Program Laura Anderson Maureen and Kevin Artl Bill and Mary Ellen Balaun John and Nancy Banks Ron Barnes Chris and Jim Barry Lindsay and Nicholas Borden Anna Borzecki Rosemarie Breske-Garvey Judy Brodhead and Gary Smith Anne and Ryan Brown Julie L. and Bobby Carlsen CarMax Foundation Mr. Douglas J. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chandler Chris and Nancy Culp Kevin and Lauren Dawson Greg and Kathy De Jong Louis De La Garza Ben and Carron DeGrass Marilyn and Matt Dingens Peter and Sharon Exley Maggie Fahner and Andrew Bielecki Jay and Stephanie Flatt Sharon Fredericks Priya Gandhi Brian and Jennifer Halbrendt Meghan Hammond Gary Heermann Margot and James Hinchliff Vicki Hosek Richard and Kimberly Johnson Surhee and Rick Johnson The Keller Family Foundation

Brad Knell and Kelley Brown Nick and Lyndsey Kokoris LinkedIn Corporation Living Well Dental Group Justin and Amber Maack Marge and Lee Marek Charley and Emily Margosian Jen and Rob McClary Peggy McGuire Renee Miklosik Naperville Jaycees Neiman Marcus Group Associate Giving Program Neurofibromatosis Midwest Pete Piry and Jill Samonte Joseph Pisano Rexnord Aerospace Steven and Kim Ricchio Kaylin Risvold Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rousonelos John and Kim Ruskusky Andrew and Gina Lee Sandvik Corey and Tonya Schmidt Mark and Char Schwabero Scott and Julie Selfridge Holly and Rick Sloan Kevin Peterson and Janet Smith-Peterson Robin and Steven Solomon Nancy and Bob Steinberger Bill Thompson United Way of Metropolitan Chicago George and Monique Vukovich Susana and Keven Wells

Kristine and Ben Kirchhoff Catherine and David LaChapelle Mr. and Mrs. William Lange Elaine Lewandowski Deana Ligda Mr. Gregory Maksimuk Andrew Maloney and Kathy Zaleska Andrew and Leah Margulies Jose and Kamala Martinez James and Elizabeth Mazzaro Darren Meyer Sandra and Marc Micek James Michel Bradford and Gina Miller Ali and Nick Moran Alan Murnen Deborah Newman Richard and Jennifer Ochenkowski Richard and Carol Park Eric and Meghan Pfanenstiel Kevin Phillips Kris and Heather Queen Francesca and Ben Rabchuk Daniela Rodriguez and Thomas Sullivan Kristin and Thadchai Sattayatam Savant Capital Management Matthew and Victoria Schaal Jenna and BJ Schlageter Kim and John Stapleton Jeff Stensland and Janine Toffanetti Brian Stephenson and Carol Thompson Kim Stull and Chris Booth Daniel and Fernanda Valentino Anjelica Van Dyke Cecily Walsh

DONOR | UP TO $250 Sara Jane Acton Amazon Smile Foundation Marybeth and David Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Glen Armstrong Cindy Azzo Julia and David Bacarella Mr. and Mrs. Baert Mark Baggio and Deb Hay Brian and Vanessa Baier Kimberly Barounis Matthew Bender Brian Bergthold Ms. Wendy Biela Bryan and Valerie Blankley Seymour and Marilyn Bloom Ellena Boddie and Dwayne Williams David and Julie Bossert Annette and Chad Burlett Donald Carpenter Min Chang Christopher Chase Linda and James Chorosevic Ashley Chubirka Cassie Coffey and Peter Cahill Jeanne and Thomas Coleman Ryan and Aliyah Cox Kim and Kevin Coyne Barbara and Kevin Cuyler Mrs. Lorrie Cynowa Dana M. Davenport Carrie and Louis De LaGarza Catherine Dempesy and Robin Muir Kelly Douglas Chris J. and Morgan Drikakis Deanna and Bryan Duncan Danielle DuPerow Andrea and Chad Durren Deborah and Scott Early ECHO of Northrop Grumman Connie and Daniel Eisch Carmen and Paul Eldersveld Dianne and Robert Engram Robert and Erin Fairhead Carolyn Finzer Lori Galbraith E. Gene Gannett

Laura Garcia Richard Garetto Alice R. Giordano Mallory and Joe Goolsby Mr. and Mrs. David Gradl Abby and Michael Graveline Sarah Grooms Anuj Grover Matthew Grzetich Martha Hallock Victoria Halsell-Brewton and Preston Brewton Christopher and Megan Hammond Kathleen and James Harvey Margaret and James Hass Bridget Hatch Robert Heap and Jane Fawell Erik and Nicole Heggen Anne Hengehold Ian and Julia Holzhauer Lynda Horton-Denson Laura and Arden Howell Holly and Kirk Hudson Thomas and Melissa Huiner IBM International Foundation Jaime Johnson Margaret Johnson Kevin Jordan Jessica and Eric Jozwiak Betty and Ronald Jung Dave and Terri Kathman Patricia Kilduff Christian Klein Diane Klotnia Colleen and Vincent Kocher Robert and Sharon Kohnen Brian and Beckie Krause Erich Kroll Vanessa and Karl Krynen Paul and Priscilla Kuchuris Mrs. Paul Kukowski Lynn Kumis Michael Layer Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lee Wen and Yon Lin Sandy and Tom Lindblom Ms. Betty Lorenzen Jessica and Bryan Lynch Ms. Josephine Mago

Mr. William Makely Andrew Maloney Esteban and Helga Manglinong Brian Mason The Massie Family Beth McCabe Kaitlain McLaughlin Elizabeth Meyer Microsoft, Inc. Katherine Mikulina Martha Miller Gayle Mindes Viv and Dick Miner Amy Montalbano Marsha and Jeff Moran Kristi Neal Tom Niemier and Glynis Benbow-Niemier Carlotta and John Noonan Sally and Jim Nurss Anne and Brian O'Neill Steve and Dana Oldendorf Dawn Oliver Karen and Gene Palagi Jiana Panos Peter Paolilli and Cristen Dela Cruz Park Ave Condo Association Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I. Parks Marilyn Peterson Michael and Nicole Pisano Andrew and Jamie Plenge Michael Podolak Suzyn Price Lori Froniear Rader Vijay and Aneetha Ramanathan Ms. Louise Lee Reid Douglas Reiner Elizabeth Reis Dr. Nicole Rivera Mr. and Mrs. Larry Roessler Annie and Aaron Rosenstock Guy Rosenthal Colleen and Tom Rotkis Lauren Rullo Christopher and Sarah Sagan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schabb Genis Schmidt School District 89 Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Schubert

Ms. Nancy Schwider Thomas Scott Joe Siegler Elizabeth and Michael Sitrick Hilary Smith Tracee Smith Alfred Snook John Sorich Joyce and Joseph Steiner Lindsay Stowell Mr. Joseph Straka Sts. Peter And Paul Catholic School Eileen Suarez Theresa Suchy McGraw Ms. Patrice F. Sullivan George and Barb Szczepaniak Jennifer and Matthew Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Frank K. Thorp Travelers Companies, Inc. Jaclyn and Chris Trovato-Wickersham George Tuhowski UBS USG Foundation, Inc. Blanca Vargas Joyce Ventura Kenneth L. Venzant Joseph and Susan Vitti Donna L. Wadycki Mark and Nicole Walus Amy and Derek Weber Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Weber The Weber Grill Janet Wehrli Matt and Michelle Weisseg Babs and David Welch Mr. and Mrs. Wes Wernette Westminster Christian School Bonnie Wheaton Ylanda Wilhite Mark and Shannon Willis Alexis Wonais Rene and Gus Wonais Vanessa Wonais Ms. Leslie J. Worcester Mr. and Mrs. Roger Youngs Vicki Zust Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Zwemke


Photos courtesy of

Shane Cleminson Photography

Katie Hall Photography


Magnolia Market Malnati Organization, Inc. Dale and Sue Mancuso Cynthia Mark-Hummel and John Hummel John McDonough Ann P. McLaughlin Madalyn and Michael McLean ME Spa Randy and Jody Morris Museum of Contemporary Art Navistar Neiman Marcus Joseph and Kathleen Nelligan Nurturing Wisdom NW Wine Shuttle Sarah and Dave Orleans Paintball and Laser Tag Explosion Greg Pape Parkers American Pasadena Tournament of Roses Pepper Construction PRP Wine International Radio Flyer, Inc. Douglas Reiner Robert Campbell Fine Portraiture Rosebud Restaurants John and Kim Ruskusky Ms. Kitty Ryan Steve and Michelle Rychly Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa State Street Jewelers Strategic Staffing Solutions Cathy Subber Sullivan's Steakhouse Ten-Friends That Girl Organizes The Blue Balloon Shoppe The John G. Shedd Aquarium The Second City Thirty-One Tutor Doctor Two Brothers VoxxLife NeuroTech Steve and Patty Waeghe Waldorf Astoria Chicago Ann and Joel Wallin WeatherTech WGN Morning News Wheel of Fortune White Eagle Golf Club White Rose Estate Windy City Limousine Wines for Humanity Xtreme Xperience Yours Truly Spa P.C. Zigfield Troy Golf

In Honor of Andy Gripp Crowe Foundation In Honor of Ann P. McLaughlin Deborah and Scott Early Patricia Kilduff In Honor of Lauren Purchase Tracee Smith In Honor of Melissa Reinbold Crowe Foundation In Honor of Richard Treadway Mr. William Makely In Honor of Ronald L. McDaniel June Barnard David W. and Orit Carpenter Cara DeGraff The Driskill Foundation Carol Gies Dietz Brian and Ashley Greiner Cynthia Mark-Hummel and John Hummel Michael and Denise Mikula Joe and Kathleen Nelligan Ms. Kitty Ryan Steve and Michelle Rychly Russell and Lori Toney Mark and Debbie Trembacki In Honor of Ryan Lubniewski Crowe Foundation In Honor of Sarah Orleans Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation


Chris and Martha Abbinante Adventures in Scavenger Hunting American Girl Anicca Float Spa Arhaus Home Decor Autobahn Country Club Catie Baron Barbara and Michael Bechtel Belgio's Catering Belmond Las Casitas Megan Benben Erica Bennett Marc and Joni Blackman Bolingbrook Golf Club Brew Avenue Events Bulley & Andrews, LLC Eileen and Larry Butts Cabot Creamery Co-operative David W. and Orit Carpenter Chicago Cubs Chicago Cut Steakshouse Chicago Fire TV Show Chicago White Sox Chicago Wolves Colonial Cafe Comprehensive Marketing Incorporated Coopers Hawk Cress Creek Country Club Cara DeGraff Deluxe Audio & Video Destination Kohler Discovery Toys Domaine Serene Winery Durant Vineyards Ebert Fine Art Portrait Studio Egg Harbor Elements Exchange Club Peter and Sharon Exley Fox Bowl Ed French Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Brian and Ashley Greiner Haunted Trails Joliet Greg Hege Natalie Hoffman Hyland Estate Tasting Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Lenore M. Johnson Jeanne and Kevin Jones Stephanie Kline Koval Distillery Lake Geneva Cruise Line Law Offices of Cindy K. Campbell Lincoln Park Zoo Looking Glass Travel Lynfred Winery

In Memory of Alexandra Piepho Neiman Marcus Group Associate Giving Program In Memory of Dorothy Carpenter Mrs. Paul Kukowski In Memory of Elaine B. Dempesy Donors Unknown Mr. and Mrs. David Bossert Donald Carpenter Mr. Douglas J. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chandler Catherine Dempesy and Robin Muir Connie and Daniel Eisch E. Gene Gannett Alice R. Giordano Martha Hallock Margaret and James Hass Anne Hengehold Colleen and Vincent Kocher Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lee Christine Massie James Massie Martha Miller Anne and Brian O'Neill Mr. and Mrs. Richard Park Park Ave Condo Association Elizabeth Reis Ms. Nancy Schwider Mr. and Mrs. Roger Youngs Vicki Zust In Memory of Elizabeth Bardack School District 89 In Memory of Louise M. Beem Cynthia Mark-Hummel and John Hummel Dr. and Mrs. Frank K. Thorp In Memory of Shirley Novak Kristi Neal

Ron Hume Photography

Lydia Liu Photography

and DCM Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Trembacki Chairman of the Board Principal – Risk Management Levers, Inc. / Instructor of Finance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign David W. Carpenter Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Retired Partner, Sidley Austin LLP Joe Nelligan Vice-Chairman Chief Executive Officer, Molex, LLC Melissa Reinbold Board Treasurer Partner, Crowe LLP Russell Toney Board Secretary Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing, Dover Corporation Chris Abbinante Partner, Sidley Austin LLP June Barnard CEO & President, The Driskill Foundation

Saul Boscan Regional Head of Communications, PNC Financial Services Cara DeGraff Vice President, Product Management, Vistex, Inc. Carol Gies Dietz Owner, 4Insights LLC Brian Greiner Operations Controller, Pepper Construction Company Jeanne Jones Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, ComEd Stephanie Kline Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank

Cynthia Mark-Hummel Former Director of Early Learning Research and Education, DuPage Children's Museum Ron McDaniel President, Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc. Denise Mikula Former Controller, Excel Displays & Packaging, Inc. John Ruskusky Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP Kitty Ryan Retired Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, Naperville Community Unit School District 203

Steve Rychly Retired Former Sales Management at Lenovo, Apple, 3Com Darlene Senger Former State Representative, 41st District Steve Waeghe EVP Commercial Banking, Busey Bank Ann Wallin Chief Financial Officer, Related Midwest Kenneth Witkowski Senior Vice President, Calamos Investments / Director Real Estate, Calamos Real Estate

Larry Larsen Managing Director, Lincoln Churchill Advisors Dale Mancuso Senior Vice President, Citi Commercial Bank, Business Banking Area Manager

VISIONARY LEADERS David W. Carpenter Retired Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Former Chairman, DCM Board of Directors Tyrone Fahner, Co-chair Partner, Mayer Brown Brenda Harter Community Volunteer, Former Member, DCM Board of Directors John Kayser Retired, William Blair & Company LLC, Former President, DCM Board of Directors David Kelsch CEO, Advanced Data Technologies

Bob Livingston Retired Former President & CEO, Dover Corporation Thomas McGee Senior Vice President Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Former Member, DCM Board of Directors Michael Mikula, Co-chair Former CEO, Excel Displays & Packaging Martin Slark Vice Chairman & CEO, Molex, LLC Steve Solomon President, Exelon Foundation

NEXT GEN BOARD MEMBERS Nick De Jong President of the Board Savant Capital Management Eric Pfanenstiel Immediate Past President of the Board Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP Greg Gyann Vice-President of the Board Argus International Andrew Gripp Treasurer of the Board Crowe LLP Michael Pisano Secretary of the Board Ice Miller LLP Maggie Fahner Membership Committee Co-Chair Community Volunteer Leah Margulies Membership Committee Co-Chair Independent PR Consultant

Rick Ochenkowski Marketing Committee Co-Chair DHJJ Lauren Rullo Event Committee Co-Chair Weber Grill Jenel Damis FIS Brokerage & Securities Services LLP

Surhee Johnson Lulay Law Office Justin Maack Assurance Gregory Maksimuk Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP Nicole McGrath-Patti Larson Engineering

Dana Davenport Accenture LLP

Katie McMahon Attorney

Lisa Davis Davis Capital

Kathy Mikulina Dovetail Insurance

Deanna Duncan Lina Medical

Bradford Miller Bradford Miller Law, P.C.

Sachin Gandhi BG Advisors CPA

Paul Motter Bank of the West

Thomas Huiner Univar

Edgar Navarro First Midwest Bank

Ryan Johanneson Navistar

Chris Sagan UBS Financial Services

Kristin Sattayatam Navistar Scott Selfridge Bill Jacobs Naperville Mike Slavik PNC Financial Services Andrea Snodgrass Community Volunteer Jennifer Taylor Community Volunteer Colleen Wehrli Naperville Pediatric Therapy John Wonais CBIZ Gibraltar Real Estate Services


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Our Mission DuPage Children's Museum ignites the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating math, art, and science.

Our Vision A world where there is time and place for all children to reach their full, unique learning potential through hands-on play

Our Core Beliefs • Respect for all children and their ability to learn • The power of play as a basis for constructing knowledge • The importance of the child-adult learning partnership

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