The Stepping Stones Foundation, Inc. is a registered non-profit in New York State and is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Private Operating Foundation) with Federal Identification Number 13-3031164. Contributions to The Stepping Stones Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by U.S. law. Contributions must be dated and postmarked by December 31 of a given year to be considered contributions for that year. Please contact your accounting, tax, or financial professional for information about rules concerning deductions.


Special Announcement - Updated Sept. 6, 2019

Matching Gift Challenge Complete for

"Objects of Affection --2019 Special Appeal & Matching Challenge"

We are grateful to announce that approximately 200 friends helped Stepping Stones match the $10,000 from anonymous donor to create a $25,000 fund for preservation of historic objects in the home and studio and for related projects.

Thank you to all who contributed since May to give the special summer appeal a great start and thank to all who rallied in recent days to raise the last $3,000 needed for the match.

This special fundraising effort was launched to create a fund for the preservation of the personal effects of Bill and Lois, which are cared for in the historic home and studio. Gifts ranging from $1 to $10,000 will now fuel this fund for the critical care of key objects and related activities, including a high-quality preservation-grade display for the Man on the Bed painting.

If you would like to help us exceed the goal to do even more professional preservation of materials throughout the property, please click the link above to go to our donation form. Once completed, make a secure payment via PayPal as a guest or as an account holder.

Explore the Many Ways to Give & Serve

Give Online, By Mail, or By Phone


Click here complete the form, and pay securely as a "Guest on PayPal" or you can use a PayPal account. Use Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, or Discover card (credit or debit).

By Mail

Click here for a donation / pledge card if you would like to submit one with your check, money order or credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). Please include any special acknowledgment information. Mail donations made out to "The Stepping Stones Foundation," to The Stepping Stones Foundation, 66 Oak Road, Katonah NY 10536. If you prefer to mail to the P.O. Box, send to: The Stepping Stones Foundation, P.O. Box 452, Bedford Hills, NY 10507

By Phone

Call (914) 232-4822 Mon.-Fri. between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time or leave a message.

Other Ways to Contribute

Call us about any of the following at (914) 232-4822 for assistance.

  • Automated Recurring Monthly and Quarterly Giving by Credit or Debit Card
  • Gifts of Stock, Property, or other Assets
  • Planned Giving, Bequests, Trusts, and Charitable Annuities
  • Employer Matching Programs
  • Hosting supportive events
  • Donations of products or services

Honor or Remember Someone Special with a Donation -To give in honor or memory of an individual or group, please indicate on the donation form (online or printed form) the name of the person or group and whether they should be listed anonymously in publications. If you would like a gift announcement to be sent to the honoree or their family, please provide their contact information.

Donor Acknowledgements - Contributions over $25 are recognized with a listing in Stepping Stones' newsletter. If you would like your donation to be listed as from "Anonymous" rather than by your name, please make a note of that when completing the online or printed donation form.

Preserve and maintain! Stepping Stones relies on the participation of its community to fulfill Lois' wishes and preserve this resource forever. Individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations show their support for keeping this historic treasure alive, by becoming Friends of Stepping Stones with a financial gift or regular pledge of support. Become a Friend by contributing any amount, whether it be $20, $50, $250, $1,000, or more, to the Stepping Stones Foundation.

Serve as a Remote or On Site Volunteer

Stepping Stones relies on the generous spirit of its community - both near and far - to help keep the site open to visitors and maintain the property and archives that the Wilsons left in our care.

Some volunteer roles can be done remotely from home via the internet. From one's own home town the types of opportunities include helping raise awareness, social media outreach, helping to index our archive, graphic and web design, writing, editing, and more. If you have a skill that you would like to share with Stepping Stones, please send an email to and let us know how you can help. Feel free to include bio, CV, or resume or a link to your company if you would like.

Some of the on-site opportunities are: giving tours, gardening, helping to host events, carrying out light maintenance, helping with office and clerical work, assisting with tech support, and more. To volunteer, email your contact information, availability, and interests to

Host an awareness-raising event!

If you and your friends would like to organize and hold an event in your hometown area for Stepping Stones such as a presentation by a Foundation representative about Bill and Lois; a dinner, breakfast or luncheon; or an entertainment event (movie, comedy, or dance), please email with your contact information and event ideas, including our special presentation called "Stepping Stones Comes to You." It is a 1-2 hour presentation with images from our archives and it can be presented at most any gathering.

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