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.

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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.

Jason Graefe

VP, Strategic Adviser and Chief of Staff for the CEO

Robert Tichio

Partner and Managing Director
Riverstone Holdings

Mariam Alsikafi

Chairman of the Board
Citizens Archive

Jenna Arnold

Author & Activist

Erica Blob

Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Brighton Park Capital

Drew Collins

Associate Research Scholar
Yale University

Irene Hong Edwards

Principal and Head of Investor Relations
Lovell Minnick Partners

Peter Friedland

Managing Partner
Audax Holdings

Katie Hockmeyer

Executive VP of Late Night Programming
NBC Entertainment

Tyler Lewis

MBA Candidate
Harvard Business School

Michelle Marra

Smartstream RDU

Patrick McGinnis

Dirigo Advisors

Tai Mendoza

Former Litigator

Krista Milam

Customer Experience Leader

Brette Wolff Ottavino


Sarah Richardson

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Florence Ann Romano

Founder and CEO
Kindred Content

Lindsay Shookus

Saturday Night Live

Anita Tandon

Marketing Advisor and Startup Confidant
Blink Advisory

Maya Aishman Tichio

Board of Directors
Fairfield County's Community Foundation


Major Giving Contacts

For more information on how to support Sesame Workshop, please contact Hillary Strong at 



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

For other inquiries, please visit our Contact Us page.

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