Major Giving

There are so many ways individual leaders can support the Sesame Workshop mission. From planned giving to matching gifts to our annual Gala—learn how you can make your biggest impact.

Make a Gift

Donation Amount

Other Ways to Give

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Stock Transfers

Donate stock to Sesame Workshop.

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Planned Gifts

Define your legacy with a gift to Sesame Workshop.

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Matching Gifts

Increase your impact through a matching gift from your employer.


Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council is composed of individuals representing a variety of industries, regional perspectives, and professional expertise dedicated to Sesame Workshop’s mission. Members provide thought leadership, serve as ambassadors, and support Sesame Workshop by sharing their time, treasure, knowledge, and networks to engage the broader community.

Robert Tichio


Jason Graefe


Mariam Alsikafi

Jenna Arnold

Erica Blob

Margaret Chi

Drew Collins

Irene Hong Edwards

Peter Friedland

Laura Heintz

Katie Hockmeyer

Kim Klimczak

Tyler Lewis

Michelle Marra

Patrick McGinnis

Tai Mendoza

Krista Milam

Brette Wolff Ottavino

Sarah Richardson

Florence Ann Romano

Lindsay Shookus

Anita Tandon

Maya Tichio


Major Giving Contacts

If you’re interested in more information about donor-advised funds, giving stock, matching gifts, or planned gifts, please contact



If you’re interested in more information about Partnerships or Sponsorships, please contact

For other inquiries, please visit our Contact Us page