Another dynamic year has come to a close In this issue, you will also get an intimate look
at Science Park, and the Museum of Science is poised to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and expanding access to STEM learning for everyone.
As we close 2019 and celebrate all the Museum has achieved, we look forward to 2020 and a new era of possibilities. Within these pages, I am happy to share our vision and some wonderful stories of how it came to life.
The Museum continues its long tradition of inspiring and empowering women and girls in STEM. In this issue, you’ll see how we are creating opportunities through our Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) initiatives, and you will get to know some of the amazing women leading the charge.
As we enter the next transformative era, we continue to strengthen our foundation to guarantee another 189 years of inspiring curious minds. You’ll meet Tim Delaney, a member of the Washburn Society and co-chair of the Discoverers Society, and learn about his efforts to ensure planned giving can help secure our future. I hope you will enjoy his story at how philanthropic support enables us to deliver our mission to transform the nation’s relationship with science and technology. Gifts to the Museum help to engage, empower, and excite millions of curious minds by supporting our exhibits, programs, and curricula.
And finally, our honor roll of donors celebrates our generous supporters who have made us one of the leading science centers in the world.
This year’s $27.9 million of support brought our mission and vision to life for nearly 1.5 million people here in Boston and an additional 2 million people beyond our walls around the world.
Thank you for your continued support of this extraordinary institution. I wish you and your loved ones an inspirational and joyous holiday season and year ahead.
Gwill E. York
Chair, Board of Trustees