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Grandparent Circle is a donor group designed to give grandparents special opportunities to spend time with their grandchildren at a place they love and in an environment they adore watching them play, learn and grow—the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Membership start at $500.

Membership in Grandparent Circle also means you’re contributing to the strength and vitality of the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, educational and community outreach programs, as well as its ability to develop creativity in all Bay Area children, nurturing future generations of creative thinkers and innovators.

Your Grandparent Circle membership*:

  • Provides you with invitations and access to exclusive Grandparent Circle events—special Museum events designed especially for you and your grandchildren.
  • Gives you recognition as a Grandparent Circle donor on the Museum's annual donor wall, Web site and in the annual report.
  • Supplies you with a complimentary annual Museum membership that you can use to bring your grandchildren to the Museum for free year-round (except during the Museum’s annual Goblin Jamboree Fundraiser in October).
  • Helps expand the Museum’s educational exhibits and sustain and promote its community outreach initiatives, including Connections, a comprehensive educational outreach program targeting children, families and teachers in socio-economically diverse neighborhoods.

Grandparent Circle memberships also make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!

Ways to Give

The Bay Area Discovery Museum gladly accepts checks, credit cards, gifts of stock, and company matching gifts.

Founding Grandparent Circle Members

Dick and Monene Bradley
DiLullo Family Grandparents
Tawnie Farmer
Carol and John Field
Diane and Charles Frankel
John and Jessica Fullerton
Elizabeth and Bert Galleno
Linda and Jon Gruber
Corinne Hedrick
Sandra and Charles Hobson
Clydene and Joe Hohenrieder
Sarah and Albert Irato
Barbara and Ron Kaufman
Nini and Garry Lion
Jeania Malaise
Deborah Mitchell
Dennis and Susan Mooradian
Janet and Clyde Ostler
Lee L. Pollak
Marcia and Michael Rubenstein
Jan Sargent
Betty and Jack Schafer
Judy and Ken Siebel
Ruth and Alan Stein
Jackie Thomas
Thomas and Pauline Tusher
Pat and Bill Wilson
Marya and Bruce Wintroub
Rhoda and Sheldon Wolfe
Robert and Mary Yee
Frank Mainzer and Lonnie Zwerin

Honorary Founding Grandparent Circle Member

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

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