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Dear Friends,

messages from the CEO and Chairman

As parents and caregivers, we are often overwhelmed with information to ensure that our children are meeting, and exceeding, their developmental needs. In today’s world of ever changing technology, constant scheduling, and structure, it is easy to overlook the importance that unstructured and unscheduled play has on early childhood development. Play strengthens the bond between children and their caregivers, builds children’s confidence, and facilitates cognitive, emotional and social growth. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child.1 Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to develop and grow through play based learning experiences fostered in our interactive exhibits and daily programming. This year, your support has allowed us to give more than 430,000 children and their caregivers access to the Museum and play based learning opportunities. We hosted three traveling exhibits in our What’s New? Gallery, provided free admission and scholarships to more than 40,100 children and families, offered accessible programming to more than 1,800 children with special needs and their families through Sensory Saturday, and provided educational experiences for children from underserved areas throughout the community. Children who attend MCM’s Charter School (MCMCS) and Early Childhood Institute (ECI) also benefited from play based learning opportunities that are integrated into our schools’ innovative curriculums, setting our formal education programs apart from others in the community. This year, 91 children 18 months – 5 years of age attended our ECI, while 296 children from first – fifth grade attended our Charter School. I would like to thank you for joining us in making play a priority for children and families in our community and encourage you to continue seeking out opportunities for play in your daily lives. By working together and following our children’s lead, we can all benefit from adding a little more play to our lives. Sincerely,

Deborah Spiegelman CEO/Executive Director 1. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Convention on the Rights of the Child. General Assembly Resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

Dear Fellow MCM Supporters, I am happy to report that this past fiscal year has been one of tremendous growth, milestones and success for our Museum. Our financial position as an institution is stronger than ever. This year we saw a 3% increase in our admissions and over 57% of our income came from diverse revenue streams, while contributed income accounted for 43%. Most importantly, we have increased the number of children and families from underserved communities who benefit from, and have access to our Museum, exhibits and programming. With your support, we raised more than $1.5 million for educational programming through our Be A Kid Again Gala and Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash. As we enter our 10th year on Watson Island and celebrate our many accomplishments, we are simultaneously looking towards the future and focusing our energies on meeting the needs of our growing community. Since opening, MCM has served as a “town center” where children and families come together to experience early childhood education in fun and meaningful ways. In order for us to continue to offer innovative educational programming as our visitorship continues to increase, MCM has developed and is in the process of implementing a Five Year Master Plan of renovations and enhancements to the Museum’s space and exhibits. The Five Year Master Plan will not only allow us to update and improve upon our existing exhibits and programming, it will give us the ability to grow the programs and services we offer both within our walls and out in the community. I would like to invite you to join us as we enter this new and exciting time for the Museum, the community, and the future of our children. Your continued support and involvement will make it possible for us to enhance our already world class children’s museum and create a new standard of educational excellence for the children and families of our community. I look forward to working with you once again this year. Sincerely,

Jeff Berkowitz Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Permanent Exhibits MCM’s permanent exhibits are literacy based and allow children and their families to explore topics related to literacy, arts, culture, community and communication. Each exhibit is interactive and bilingual and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative learning through play. All About Art Bank Castle of Dreams Cruise Ship Everglades Park Health & Wellness Center Meet Miami Mt. MiChiMu Ocean Odyssey

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Pet Central Port of Miami Safety Zone Construction Zone Supermarket The Sea and Me World Music Studio You and Me and Teddy Bears Too!

Photo by Dana Bowden

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Hands-on exhibits promote positive child development and social interaction.

What’s New? Gallery This year MCM proudly re-opened The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition debuted on January 30, 2010 and marked the launch of MCM’s Traveling Exhibits Program, the first and only licensed and sanctioned traveling children’s museum exhibit based on the beloved 1939 movie classic and has been hosted at more than ten children’s museums throughout the country. In addition to The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition, MCM hosted WEEBLES Coast to Coast and Dino Island.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Traveling Exhibits The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition Created by our Museum, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition encouraged guests of all ages to discover personal strengths through interactive components focused on literacy, visual, musical and performing arts, light and science while helping them identify values. The exhibit also allowed children to overcome physical challenges and strengthen personal reflection and decision-making skills at the Gale Farm, in Munchkin Land, the Witch’s Castle, and of course, the Emerald City! WEEBLES Coast to Coast WEEBLES Coast to Coast took visitors across the 50 states to explore U.S. geography, history and culture. Children learned facts about well-known Americans, places and historical events through interactive components based on favorite leisure, sports and music pastimes from across the nation. The WEEBLES Coast to Coast exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Dino Island Dino Island, created by MCM, featuring Kokoro, the originators and innovators of museum-quality robotic dinosaurs transported visting children and families through a time machine to the Mesozoic Era. Children learned how dinosaurs lived & communicated, the science behind their names, what fossils look like, how they are found, theories of extinction and more. As part of Dino Island, Museum Educators regularly took MCM’s animatronic T-Rex into the community. The WEEBLES Coast to Coast exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro. WEEBLES is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission. © 2013 Hasbro. All rights reserved

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Educational Programming Throughout the year and with the help of generous local and state organizations, MCM hosted regular and special programming that allowed all the children in our community, especially those from diverse economic backgrounds and with different learning styles, to explore important eduactional topics focused on literacy, health, the arts, our community, and the environment. Mini Monday Mornings This year, in order to build on MCM’s premiere early childhood programming, MCM designated Monday morning programming for children three years old and younger; a special time when MCM’s youngest visitors have the Museum to themselves. Each Monday, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, children three and under engaged their senses with painting, sand play, story times, and music activities.

Experiential learning in a museum setting encourages positive growth and development.

“Creativity is intelligence have fun.” — Albert Einstein Play is a lifelong skill that builds and satisfies curiosity, broadens the way we think, reduces stress, and boosts energy levels.

Sensory Saturday In July 2012, MCM began hosting a monthly sensory friendly and accessibility event for children with special needs and their families called Sensory Saturday. The second Saturday of every month, MCM began opening its doors early from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, for children with special needs and their families to explore the Muesum and exhibits in a sensory-modified and supportive environment with limited crowds, reduced lighting and sounds, and special programming such as yoga, music and art therapy, and “cool down rooms”. With the help of community organizations such as the The Miami Foundation and The Miami Marlins, admission for this event was offered as complimentary or at a reduced rate to ensure that all families were able to attend. Sensory Saturday also gave parents and caregivers the chance to network with each other in a supportive environment. This year, more than 1,800 children with special needs and their families enjoyed sensory friendly access and programming through Sensory Saturday.

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Museum Drop-In Activities MCM offered an array of activities led by Museum Educators that use literacy, music, arts, culture, health and communication as a foundation for interactive experiences that children and their caregivers not only enjoyed in the Museum, but used as a foundation for educational activities at home. Daily activities took place within the Museum’s exhibits in order to enhance the gallery experience.

2012-2013 Drop-In Activities Included: Open Studio in the Art Gallery encouraged creativity while building dexterity and motor functions through fun and engaging art activities. Story Time instilled a love of reading while developing children’s imagination and exposing them to new vocabulary and concepts. Dance Party promoted physical activity in a fun and engaging way to children and their caregivers, increasing self-esteem and coordination, while learning moves the can be done at home. Theater Shows were put on regularly by MCM’s own theatrical performance group, the MCM Players, to act out stories based on monthly programming themes to bring topics such as literacy, health, culture, and more to life in a fun and relatable way for children. Yoga Poses led by Educators taught children and their caregivers different yoga poses that they could do at home to increase flexibility, boost self-esteem and strengthen mind-body connection.

Camps & Educational Exploration Field Trips Camps MCM offered one day and seasonal camps for children in Pre-K - 5th Grade both at the Museum and off-site that encourage children to learn about different cultures, time periods and countries through art, music, theatre and literacy-based activites. This year’s Time Travel Summer Camp allowed children to experience early cultures and time periods through interactive stories, hands-on projects and performances. MCM’s fun Summer Camp combats “summer slide or set-back”, a loss of academic skills that can occur over the summer break. Children who do not have academically stimulating summer environments are at risk of receiving lower reading and math skills when they return to school in the fall. One Day Camps were held throughout the year during Teacher Planning Days. This year, a new One Day Camp series, Camp Around the World, was implemented to help children explore different countries and cultures. Children who attended One Day Camps got their “MCM Passport” stamped and participated in art activities, saw dance performances, heard stories and tasted food from countries such as India, Israel, France, Brazil and others. This year, MCM provided comprehensive camp curriculums to more than 1,000 children.

Educational Exploration Field Trips MCM Educators provided local school children and community groups with experiential learning through guided explorations of the Museum galleries. Visiting children learn about arts, culture, community, and communication through interactive play based activities with themes such as Ocean in Motion, Your Life Your Body, Math’s Melody, All Around Art, Ship Science, Dollars and Sense, Cultural Connections and more. This year, more than 34,000 children experienced the Museum through educational field trips.

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Sponsored by The Children’s Trust In March, MCM celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 109th Birthday with the generous support of The Children’s Trust. To commemorate one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors, Dr. Seuss, approximately 2,700 children and their caregivers celebrated literacy through fun and interactive performances, games, art projects and even enjoyed celebrity book readings, free of charge.

Very Important Potential (VIP) Program Sponsored by The Batchelor Foundation MCM is committed to making the Museum and its art enriched learning opportunities accessible to all children, specifically those from economically disadvantaged groups within our community. This year, MCM continued to meet community needs by providing FREE admission, Educational Exploration Field Trips, camp scholarships, and Head Start Programming to inner-city youth from areas such as Allapattah, Overtown, Little Haiti, Homestead and Liberty City. Through the VIP Program, more than 40,100 children and their caregivers benefited from the Museum’s interactive exhibits and educational programming.

Reading to children is one of the most important things you can do to preprare them with a foundation for academic excellence.

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Committed to Education Miami Children’s Museum is firmly committed to making superior educational programming accessible to all children throughout Miami’s diverse community. By working with local and state partners, MCM’s Educators are able to offer transformative programming to children in the community and at the Museum through both formal and informal learning environments.

Early Childhood Classes Museum Educators led innovative daily classes which allowed parents and children from ages 18 months – 10 years of age to learn and grow together through meaningful play experiences. This year, the Museum offered classes including: My Little One & Me, Art 2 Start, Mini Masters of Art, Yoga for Mommy-n-Me, MiChiMu Rhythm & Groove, MiChiMu Fitness Classes, MiChiMu Cooking Classes, MiChiMu Spanish Classes and more. Daily classes promoted positive parent-child bonding and fostered the development of cognitive, social, behavioral and motor skills.

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” - Fred Rogers

Miami Children’s Museum Charter School (MCMCS) MCM is home to a Charter School that provides children in Kindergarten – 5th Grade with a curriculum based around arts, culture, and communication in a learning environment that is enriched by a Museum setting. This year’s Charter School had a total of 296 students, who scored above the district averages on the FCAT, specifically in reading, writing and science.

Early Childhood Institute (ECI) MCM’s Early Childhood Institute (ECI), is a licensed child care center inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy that provides children 18 months – 5 years with a formal early childhood education experience in a Museum setting. MCM’s ECI provides a unique early childhood learning opportunity for local families with its international family base and is the only pre-school in South Florida located within a Museum. Because of the school’s distinctive curriculum, MCM ECI children develop a love of learning and the arts from an early age. This year, the Museum’s ECI served 91 children. • 60 fee-based students • 31 VPK students

After School Programs MCM offered a variety of after school programs both on-site and within the community to expand children’s learning opportunities and exposure to extracurricular activities. MCM after school programs have statistically shown an improvement in oral reading fluency and fitness building. This year, MCM’s after school program funded by The Children’s Trust, received a performance score of 91. After School Programs Served: • 90 students at Liberty City Elementary funded by The Children’s Trust • 39 students at MCM’s after school program funded by The Children’s Trust • 72 fee-based students at the Museum

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Membership MCM’s Membership program gives families year-long access to the Museum’s programs, exhibits, access to monthly Member’s Only events and discounts on camps, classes, birthday parties and at the Gloria Martin Educational Gift Shop. Member families enjoy discounted admission to almost 200 children’s museums through the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). This year, MCM had 1,350 members who enjoyed exclusive Members Only Events including: MiChiMu’s Birthday, Fall Fest, Winter Breakfast Bash, Earth Day, Pajama Dance Party and sneak preview exhibit openings to The Wizard of Oz, Weebles Coast to Coast and Dino Island.

Local Partnerships MCM was proud to partner with local organizations to offer collaborative projects that benefited children within the community reaching beyond the walls of MCM. • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adrienne Arsht Center Art Basel Autism Speaks Baptist Hospital Books & Books Intercontinental Hotel International Rescue Committee Miami Book Fair International Miami Children’s Hospital Miami Dade Public Library System Miami Downtown Development Authority

Miami Lighthouse

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Mount Sinai Medical Center New World Symphony One Bal Harbor Our Kids of Miami Dade Parent Academy Ronald McDonald House Southland Mall The Florida Department of Children and Family Services • The James Royal Palm Hotel • Village of Bal Harbour & The Seaview Hotel

“Teamwork allows common people to attain uncommon results.” - Anonymous

Special Events With the support of our dedicated Board of Directors, donors, and generous sponsors, MCM hosted two fundraising events this year. More than 500 attendees gathered at the Museum for Miami’s most family friendly Halloween celebration, MCM’s Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash. Visitors enjoyed trick-or-treating throughout the Museum galleries, Halloween themed crafts, games and activities, delectable food, a silent auction, and MCM’s famous “Not So Scary Haunted House”! Over $65,000 was raised to support the Museum’s educational programming. On Saturday, April 6th, MCM transported more than 600 attendees to a Blues Brothers inspired evening at the 2013 Be A Kid Again Gala, “We’re on a Mission”. Nearly one million dollars was raised in support of the Museum’s educational programming with the help of generous donors, sponsors, an extensive silent auction and a high end live auction hosted by Big 105.9 FM Morning Host Paul Castronovo and Pulitzer Prize winning author and humorist Dave Barry. This memorable event was chaired by Mike and Chris Weinberg.

Target Free Third Friday Through the generous support of the Target Corporation, MCM was able to continue offering Target Free Third Fridays each month to local children and families. This year, this special program allowed more than 13,000 children and their caregivers to learn together through the Museum’s interactive exhibits and arts, music and literacy-based programming, for free, regardless of economic background.

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June 30, 2013 (With comparative totals as of June 30, 2012) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments Pledges Receivable, Net Grants Receivable Other Receivables Inventory Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2012

$2,360,760 $337,542 $104,000 $161,079 $69,313 $89,425 $173,522 $2,958,099

$1,350,195 $337,542 $441,750 $353,942 $58,214 $68,454 $27,173 $2,637,270



$1,028,836 $0 $12,624,908 $17,165 $13,783,776

$634,873 $316,667 $13,202,204 $17,165 $14,405,582



$320,614 $108,006 $0 $0 $428,620

$256,640 $156,319 $0 $0 $412,959

$0 $0

$0 $0



NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted TOTAL NET ASSETS

$11,513,310 $3,781,535 $1,018,410 $16,313,255

$11,700,849 $3,937,776 $991,268 $16,629,893




LONG-TERM ASSETS Pledges Receivable, Net Endowments: Investments, Permanently Restricted Pledges Receivable, Permanently Restricted Build, Exhibit, Collect., Prop. and Eqpt., Net Other Assets TOTAL LONG-TERM ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses Deferred Revenue Line of Credit Bond Payable-Current Portion TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Bond Payable-Long Term Portion TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES TOTAL LIABILITIES

FY 13 REVENUES July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 $6,641,504 Donations $516,207

Special Events $698,668 In-Kind $575,569

Government Grants $993,737 Other $83,823

Education $1,732,788

Admissions & Dues $2,040,712

FY 13 EXPENSES July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 $6,049,983 Development $675,525

General & Administrative $381,454

Education Programs $2,045,073

In-Kind $575,569 Kids Smart Gift Shop $307,676

Building/Exhibits $2,064,686

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$100,000 and Above Gloria Martin Foundation Inc. Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Target The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. The Children’s Trust U.S. Department of Energy

$50,000 - $99,999 Carnival Cruise Lines Peacock Foundation, Inc. Brigitt Rok and Alan Potamkin Publix Super Markets, Inc.

$25,000 - $49,999 Bank of America Coastal Construction Group Michelle and Robert Diener Hector Family Foundation Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz Charitable Foundation & Family JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Miami Marlins LP State of Florida The Miami Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999 Academica Corporation Lisa & Jeffrey Akin Alma Jennings Foundation Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Bilzin Sumberg Dunn Baena Price & Axelrod Bouygues Civil Works Florida, Inc. Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Company Florida Power and Light Company Greenberg Traurig IPC International Corporation MAT Concessionaire-Miami Access Tunnel MC Velar Construction Group Medina Family Foundation Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. National Philanthropic Trust

Pathman Lewis, LLP Abigail & FJ Pollak Regal Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities David P. Samson Mijanou & Dr. Craig Spurdle The Collection Total Bank Worldwide Amherst Media

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.� - Winston Churchill

$5,000 - $9,999 Baptist Health South Florida Tracey & Bruce Berkowitz Maria & Don Browne Credit Suisse Manuel A. Diaz Five Millers Family Foundation, Inc. Shulamit & Chaim Katzman Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. Louis N. Cassett Foundation Jackie & Adam Malamed MDW Insurance Group Sylvia Moss Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lampen Fund

Melissa & Robert Netkin Pinnacle Housing Group Resorts World Miami LLC Riemer Insurance Group, Inc. Mark E. Rousso Miami Dolphins Foundation Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Swire Brickell Key Hotel, LTD DBA Mandarian Oriental The Sequoia Foundation for the Arts Thomas E. Rodgers, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo

$2,500 - $4,999 Akerman Senterfitt Autism Services Grants Council Broad & Cassel DentaQuest Marianne & John Devine Miami Heat Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc. Donald Jones Lockton Companies Ryan Turner Specialty, Inc. Safari Ltd. The Russell and Ronalee Galbut Family Foundation United Way of Miami-Dade Chris & Michael Weinberg

$1,000 - $2,499 Baker Concrete Construction Bornstein Insurance Group Inc. Robin Bosco Coastal Building Maintenance Jewish Communal Fund Ian Kaplan Deborah Jean & Steven Kerr Kobi Karp Architecture Koniver Stern Group Rahul Kothari Law Office of Gonzalez & Associates Diane & Alan Lieberman Natasha Lowell Alan Luchnick

Morgan Stanley Brian Neff Northern Trust Bank Gloria Porcella Linda & Irwin M. Potash Rocker Family Foundation RS Investment Management Co. LLC Steve Shapiro Deborah Spiegelman The Lewis Family Foundation, Inc. UBS Westminster Barrington Foundation Yaniz CPM Philip A. Youtie

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$500 - $999 John E. Abdo Cool-Breeze Air Conditioning Company Tom Graboski Greater Miami Jewish Federation Martin Karp

$499 and Below

Randall Lee NBC Universal Media South Florida Condominium Management Winn Dixie Stores

Mabel Alvarez Svetlana Astafurova Lone Bager-Laskowski Sylvina Belmonte Heidi Bogle Janet Bravo Alan M. Burger Elizabeth M. Camargo & Jose Lutzky Julian Casanova Maria Alejandra Lopez Contreras Richard M. Dana Yamit Ben David Xenia Dmitrieff Rebeca Dreyfuss Gables Juice Bar Gap Foundation Gift Match Program Gibraltar Bank Paul Greene Robert Gross Ana Jennings Peter Kambolin Donald E. Lefton Myrna T. Llaguno Cristina Lopez Jennifer Lucio

McDonald Hopkins LLC, Attorneys at Law Maria D. de Medina Julio Ore Nathalie Pe単a Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Fabio Pinto Yadimar Pinto Douglas Reale Eloah Rocha Erika Rodriguez Joseph Schwartz Jacky Shiff Sarah Smith Ben Solomon Deborah Squires Carolina Sredni Karen L. Steinlauf Subway Development of Southeast Florida, Inc. Summit Electric Corporation Zsuzsanna Szecsodi The Altman Foundation for Children Nathan Treitel Allison Weiss Lance Wilhite

Corporate Members

Sponsor Members

Credit Suisse First Boston LLC Vector Group, Ltd.

Stephanie & Kelley Johnson Tahya Fuenmayor

Benefactor Members Art Basel Miami Beach Jean-Pierre Bado Carey Bosch Teresa Calejo Barbara Calleja Robert Netkin Ana Claudia Matos Pizzorni Gloria Porcella

David Rocker Wayne Rosen Jaime Rubinson Mijanou & Dr. Craig Spurdle Michel Wehe Timothy E. Wellendorf Jeff Weyers Maggie Fresen Zulueta

Lifetime Giving

MCM recognizes the individuals and organizations who have made a long term commitment to the Museum’s success.

$5,000,000 and Above Miami-Dade County The Potamkin Family State of Florida-Division of Cultural Affairs

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999 Gloria Martin Foundation Inc. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

$500,000 - $999,999 Bank of America Carnival Cruise Lines Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Target Corporation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. The Children’s Trust The Kirk Foundation

$250,000 - $499,999

Baptist Health South Florida Bennett and Geraldine LeBow Foundation Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz Charitable Foundation & Family Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida Marilyn and Ed Gadinsky Miami Heat Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida

$100,000 - $249,999 Bared Family & Farm Stores Biscayne Bay Harbor Pilots Association Braman Family Foundation Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation DentaQuest Florida Power & Light Company Florman Family Foundation Henry L. & Kathryn Mills Charitable Foundation Daniel and Toni Holtz

NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) Paresky Family Philanthropic Foundation Robert and Michelle Diener Foundation Ryder System Charitable Foundation Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation The Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation The Five Millers Family Foundation, Inc. The Miami Foundation

Susan & Richard Lampen R. Kirk Landon Kaisa & Doug Levine Miami Children’s Hospital ORIX Public Finance, LLC Peacock Foundation, Inc. Q-Teddy Bear Foundation of Florida, Inc. Regions Bank The Collection

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Board of Directors Executive Committee Chairman Jeff Berkowitz President Randall Lee Vice Presidents Adam Malamed Wayne Pathman Gary Reshefsky Treasurer Susan Rosenthal Secretary Marianne Devine President Emeritus Samuel A. Terilli, Jr.

Chairman’s Appointees Jeff Bartel Don Browne Michelle Diener Richard Lampen Melissa Netkin Members at Large Patricia Baloyra Marie Bell Linda Coll Mike Dee Lucia Dougherty Lilia Garcia Adolfo Henriques Shannon Hori Erika Koopman Tracy Mourning Jonathan Nitkin

Adrienne Pardo Beverly Parker Alan Potamkin Evan Reed Stephen Riemer David Samson Lisa Schejola Akin Joanna Segal Mijanou Spurdle

CEO/Executive Director Deborah Spiegelman

Board of Trustees Chairman Alan Potamkin

Capital Campaign Adolfo Henriques

Leadership Commitee Irma & Norman Braman

Trustees Madeleine & Micky Arison Sandy Batchelor Jennifer Boin Getz Sheila & Lawrence Forman Patricia Frost Sam Getz Barbara Havenick

Florence Hecht Gerri Helfman George Knox Kirk Landon David Lawrence, Jr. Judy & Donald Lefton Robert M. Levy

Jill & Robert Mark Leslie Pantin, Jr. Laurinda Spear Robert Traurig Judy & Sherwood Weiser Kelley Werner Jody Wolfe

Founders Denise Glasser Barbara Zohlman

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy

Leadership Team Miami Children’s Museum has a dedicated staff committed to providing premiere early childhood arts-enriched programming. MCM has a dedicated staff committed to providing premiere early childhood arts-enriched programming. MCM currently has41 full-time employees and 89 part-time/ seasonal employees*. CEO/Executive Director Deborah Spiegelman

Director of Education Betty Aguiar-Perez

Chief Financial Officer Mark B. Rosenblum

Director of Museum Experiences Lúcia Williams

Marketing, Sales and PR Director Raquel Alderman

Director of Facilities John Laurence

Director of Development Belissa Alvarez

Director of Exhibits Mike Neufeld

*Reflective of July 2012-June 2013

Get Involved Volunteer We have exciting opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer. To learn more about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Department at 305.373.KIDS (5437), ext. 128 or email Donate Miami Children’s Museum is grateful for gifts of all sizes and has established several special donor societies to recognize and thank our generous donors. To learn more about donation opportunities, please contact our Development Department at 305.373.KIDS (5437) ext. 123 or email Make your donation online at Become a Member Membership provides an entire year’s worth of benefits, including free admission to the Museum, discount on birthday parties and invitations to special members only events. To learn more about becoming a member, please contact our Membership Department at 305.373.KIDS (5437) ext. 140 or email To join online, visit

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