Annual Campaign

Watch Our Progress

Funds raised from the Annual Campaign account for 33% of our annual budget. With it we can continue keeping our Museum, Woodside Store and Sanchez Adobe open to the public.  We can offer the education program at Folger Stable.  We can sustain our school tours, which reach an incredible 70% of all the elementary schools in San Mateo County.  We can maintain our irreplaceable collections, stage enriching history activities for the whole family, create changing displays at our Museum, publish our journal, La Peninsula, and act, in a general way, as the San Francisco Peninsula’s historian.

Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made by check or credit card and may be paid in a lump sum or in installments. Company matching gift programs double your gift value. See if your company has such a program. For information on making a stock gift or a contribution from your Required Minimum Distribution, e-mail us at The San Mateo County Historical Association is poised to make significant leaps forward in 2024. Over the last several years it has been planning and raising money for major improvements to its San Mateo County History Museum and historic sites. This fiscal year it will open a new Innovators Who Changed the World Gallery–a huge milestone for its improvement program.

The Innovators exhibit will allow the History Museum to take a fresh look at the amazing array of advances brought forward by local people. From those like Sadakusa Enomoto, who revolutionized the nation’s flower industry, to captains of finance, like branch banking visionary A.P. Giannini, to high tech geniuses like Gordon Moore, the Pescadero boy who is 1965 made a prediction in Electronics magazine that became known as Moore’s Law, the guiding principle for the computer industry, innovators from San Mateo County have had an extraordinary impact on today’s world. Through interactive displays, such as an electronic timeline, the History Museum will tell incredible stories of achievement.

Following the opening of the Innovators exhibit, in about 24 months, we will cut the ribbon on the Taube Family Carriage House and Automobile Gallery, and about the same time we will debut a new gallery depicting the prehistoric San Francisco Peninsula.

However exciting these projects are, their realization will be diminished if we cannot maintain our current programs.

Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made by check or credit card, and may be paid in a lump sum or in installments. Company matching gift programs double your gift value. See if your company has such a program. For information on making a stock gift or a contribution from your Required Minimum Distribution, e-mail us at

Suggested Levels of Giving

Recognition on website
All of the Supporter benefits, plus:
• Day pass for a family of four to the History Museum
All of the Friend benefits, plus:
• Recognition in the Historical Happenings newsletter
• Membership to the History Museum for one year
All of the Benefactor benefits, plus:
• Discounts on renting the History Museum for private events
Golden Circle of Friends
All of the Historian benefits, plus:
• Recognition on a donor board at entrance of the History Museum
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Exclusive invitation to the Golden Circle dinner
• Commemorative Gift
President's Roundtable
All of the Golden Circle benefits, plus:
• Sponsorship recognition on Exhibits / Children's Program / Adult Activities (to be arranged with staff)
Chairman's Roundtable
All of the President's Roundtable benefits, plus:
• Prominent Sponsorship recognition
$10,000 and Up

Contributors to 2023 Annual Campaign

SMCHA gives thanks to all of our contributors to the 2023 Annual Campaign. With your generous support, we are able to continue our mission and expand our service to the community.

Leadership Council

Logos for Cotchett Pitre and McCarthy and Franklin Templeton and Cypress Lawn

Chairman’s Roundtable

The Christensen Family Foundation

Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund


Ruth Gupta

Olivia Martinez

Toni Oyster

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

San Mateo Credit Union

Taube Philanthropies

Christine Williams

Grace Williams

President’s Roundtable

Bear Gulch Foundation

Keith Bautista

Sandra McLellan Behling

Boardwalk Auto Ball

Cathy Brisbin

Supervisor David Canepa

Bobbie and Joe Carcione

Chonita and Michael Cleary

Donna and Eric Colson

FHS Limerick

Ken Fisher

Florence Dorothy Brown Fund

Greg Galli

G.W. Williams Foundation

Hoefer Family Foundation

Susan Kay Lang

Karen and John LaTorra

Ed Littlefield

Karen and George McCown

John B. Morey Family Fund

Michael Rantz

Sammut Family Foundation

Mary Alice Scott

Tod Spieker

Thelma Doelger Charitable Trust

Wall and Ceiling Alliance

The Welch Family

W.L. Butler Construction

Golden Circle of Friends

Tom Ames

Architectural Resources Group

Karen Seiko Arimoto Peterson

Dani Gasparini and Alyn Beals

Margaret Becker

Bohannon Foundation

Audrey Bojack

Borel Estate Company

City of Redwood City

Frank Coltart

High Seas LLC

Tracy De Leuw

Michele and Shawn DeLuna

Dostart Development Company

Dee and Rich Eva

Gonsalves and Stronck

James H. Greene, Jr.

Charles Hendeson

Heritage Bank of Commerce

The Hollingsworth Family

Don Horsley

Tom Huening

Kaiser Permanente

Lane Partners

Suzanne Legallet

Joan Levy

Linda and Sid Liebes

Rick Mayerson

Alice Morison

Bob Mullen

Nick’s Restaruant

Bill Nicolet

Christina Ongerth

Laura Peterhans

Donna Petersen

Suzanne and Charley Phelps

Mary and David Phillips

Barbara and Jerry Pierce

Kristie and Mitch Postel

Sarah Quist


Lilli Rey

Roberts Foundation

Cristina Roces and Blake Sullivan

Adolph Rosekrans

Sandie and Patrick Ryan

Safeway Foundation

San Mateo County Trial Lawyers

Chet Sandberg

Al Schwoerer

John Shroyer

Virginia Siegman

Therese Smith

Bill Stronck

Thomas and Kathryn Stucker

Jeffrey and Winnie Ting

Jason Ting

Top Oil Products Company

Keith Virnoche

Rube Warren

Laura  Watanuki

Steve and Pat Way

Kathryn Williams


Donna Abrahamson

Judy Barton

Beacon Business Bank

Chris Beth

Robert Beth

Liza and Frank Bizzarro

Shelley Black

Carmen Blair

Betsy Bogel

Peggy and Jim Clifford

Thomas Culligan III

Marcy Davey

Shelly Emerson

Ted and Lois Everett

Tara Fowler

Deepak Ganju

Alexandra Gillen and Hartmut Koeppen

Robert Haeusslein

International Fire Service Foundation

Ray Iverson

Mark Johnson

Charles Kavanagh

Kevin Kelly

Nancy Lund

Margaret and Jamis MacNiven

Denise Mainz

DC Martinez

Vincent Muzzi

Richard and Susan Nelson


Ken and Pat Pellizzari

Mark Rogge and David Moy

Jim Ruane

Maureen and Mark Sanders

James Wagner


Jennifer Acheson

David Amann

Nancy and Glenn Atkinson

Ian Bain

Belle Haven Realty


Janet and Milton Borgens

David Bridgman

Scot Briggs

John Brownfield

Marsha Campbell

Paul Carella

Russ Castle

Linda and John Chamberlain

Robin Chiang

Lynn Chou

Cleary Security and Maintenance

Trish and David Collins

Nancy and David Crabbe

Jill Daly

Dehoff’s Market

Debbie Dennis

Pam and Gary Dilley

Claudia Ferguson

Ruth Gilroy

Scott and Krissy Haslam

Diane Howard

John Hutar

Wally Jansen

Marquis Kuhn

Stephen Leaf

Deanna Liotta

Frances Liston

Donna Losey

Lisha Mainz and Richard Jekat

Blanid Molloy

Kay Newby

Tina Patrick

Brian Perkins

Larry Peterman

Daniel and Catherine Quigg

John Root

Misa Sakaguchi

Sequoia Stamp Club

Susan Smith

Adrian Smith

Diane Talbert

Michele Talvin

Kevin Fitzpatrick and Carol Walb

Patricia Walsh

Hisano Yoshii


Jason Alger

Virginia Anderson

Gisela Bailin

Frank Bartaldo

Robert Benner

Marsha BonDurant

Robert Brady

Maureen and Roger Buck

Gary Bulanti

Karen Busch

Chu Chang and Moon Lim

Stephen Clark

Anne-Ly Crump-Garay

Warren Dale

Barry Daniels

Gaye De Benedetti

Tammy Del Bene

Pat Dianda

Melissa Diaz

Mary Ann Draeger

Kimberly Dune

Terri Echelbarger

Jo Anne Egenes

Mark Eliot

Bonnie Fox

Kimberly Freitas

Diane Frey

Thomas Friebel

Nick Garcia

Cindy and Gregg Georgakas

Susan Green

Trynie Hermary

Bruce Hill and Rich McMillan

Karen Hillhouse

Marie Hotz

Kelly Ilnick

Michele Jackson

Helen and Don Jaffe

Kris Johnson

Doug Keyston

Barbara and Bill Kitagawa

Rick Kitson

Noell Kubota

Georgi La Berge

Barbara Lambrechts

Francisca Larios Hansen

Mary Larwood

Lee Cheerful Giving Fund

Ron Loiacono

Toni Lozica

Chuck and Gayle Martin

James Mason

Lori and Dennis McBride

John McDowell

Anna and Duncan Moody

Beth Mostovoy

David Negherbon

Jackie Nicholson

Kelly O’Connor

Diana Okamoto

Mike O’Neill

Roger Oser

Jeanne and Rod Panos

Gina Papan

Seema Patel

Karen Patrick

Gari Patton

Sylvia Payne

Grant Keeler and Clara Perez

Marianne Peteroni

Jennifer and Juergen Pfaff

Real Estate Funding Service, Inc.

Diana Reddy

Barbara Rucker

John Runde

Mike Scanlon

Lisa and Dennis Schofield

Alice Schroeder

John and Rosemarie Shield

Dale Sparage

Henry Stern

Takahashi Market

Jane Taylor

Joe Teresi

Jane Tight

Karin Tuxin

Susan Wasson

William and Leslie Wraith


MJ Abbott

Darlene Adrian

Patrich Ahrens

Vandana Arora

Mark Avelar

Genevieve Bajwa

Donald Baldwin

Mary Barkoczy

Linda Brockett

Kathleen Brown

David Burruto

David Byers

Linda Byers

Bill and Pat Casey

Nina Cornil

Laura Cox

Joan Donovan

Karyl Eldridge

Jessica Epstein

Nicole Fernandez

Lorraine Fernandez

Sarah Fields

Beth and Jeffrey Filippi

Mike Giari

Mark and Lynn Hanlon

Linda Irizarry

Betty Irvine

Stephen Kagan

Gary Kremen

Patricia Kurpieski

Jon Levinson

Sally Lieber

Victor Lovell

Doug MacGowan

Hansha Masharani

Armando and Karen Muela

Jeanette Muzac

John New

Julia O’Connell

Jenny Pardini

Naomi Patridge

Louise Paustenbach

Frank Pirman

Joanna Privitera

Kenneth Schwartz

Winnie Sloan

Charles Stone

Judith Sullivan

Thyra Tegner

Lorna Traube

Annie Tsai

Nevada Valentine

David Valkenaar

Joan Vaughan

Albina Velline

James Water

Weil Eye Care Medical Center

Jean Woolfitt

Judith Yoakum