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The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation is building for the future and we need your help! We want you to tell us what you love about children – or tell us about that one special child that you love. Pick ONE adjective that best describes a child. We’ll custom print your word on a gorgeous wooden block (generously donated by Southern Tier Hardwoods). Have more than one child in mind? Consider purchasing multiple blocks for every child you love!

Building (Donation) Levels:

Bricklayer Level: Under $100

Carpenter Level: $100 – 1 Block

Foremen Level: $500 – Up to 5 Blocks and 1 small alphabet cornerstone block

Architect Level – $1000 – Up to 10 Blocks and 1 large alphabet cornerstone block

Purchase your piece of the installation or donate by clicking the button below!


Email your word to Mallory Evans at foundation@thediscoverycenter.org or contact 607-773-8661 x203 with any questions.

All about The FOUNDATION

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation works to empower the future of that magical institution-The Discovery Center. We’re the Plan for Our Tomorrows board! The Foundation of the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier carefully invests monies, provides an annual allotment to The Discovery Center for special projects, and supplies scholarship funding to Discovery Kids Pre-School families in need.

Become part of empowering The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier and donate, all levels make a difference!

Our Mission

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation, Inc. is committed to ensuring the long-term financial stability of The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, a hands-on children’s museum. We will position it for the future so our children,grandchildren and their grandchildren will discover for themselves the joy of learning.

Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation Board Members

Nancy Hargrave – President
Stephanie Reeve – Vice President
Nikki Corgel – Secretary
Chris Demtrak, MD – Treasurer

Martine Akel Bordages, Mary Ann Cerretani, James Fountaine, Sandra Guy, Carole Hillis, Michael Keenan, Douglas Johnson,
Judith Miller, Libby O’Connor, Karen Sweet-O’Neill, Pokey Crocker (Emeritus)

Abbey Hendrickson – Executive Director
Mallory Evans – Foundation Development Director




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