Creativity Forum – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Creativity Forum 2023

Thursday, March 16

Reception: 12:30 p.m.

Lunch: 1 p.m.

Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

Featuring Keynote Remarks by Cas Holman, Play Designer, Toy Inventor and Educator.

Creativity Forum, Bay Area Discovery Museum’s annual fundraising luncheon puts our mission into action with insights from guest speaker, Cas Holman, highlighting joyful play as essential to children's wellbeing. Support for Creativity Forum advances the museum's community partnerships by providing free and reduced-cost programming for local children and families.

About Our Speaker

Cas Holman is a New York-based designer and educator whose work explores the intersection of play, learning and creativity. She’s designed playgrounds, play-spaces, learning materials and toys including the award-winning Rigamajig used by Bay Area Discovery Museum and by children worldwide. Cas works with collaborators from all disciplines who share her passion for creating opportunities for child-directed free play. An Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she prototypes her playthings on five acres known Camp Fun in Hope, RI. She and her work were recently featured in the documentary series Abstract; The Art of Design on Netflix.     

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Ensure access to Bay Area Discovery Museum’s programs for all children in the Bay Area. Make a gift here!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Impact of Your Gift

A Creativity Forum sponsorship supports the museum’s School and Community Programs, including our Try It Truck, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Workshops, and Connections Program, which serve PreK-5th grade students at schools and libraries in our community. As part of our commitment to bring opportunities for joyful play to every child in the Bay Area, we prioritize serving children from communities of low income with these programs.

  • In 2022-23, the museum’s School and Community Programs will serve at least 21,000 PreK-5th grade students and educators.
  • At least 50% of students will receive free or reduced-cost programming.
  • 100% of students will receive free admission passes to return to the museum with their family.
Contact Us

For more information about supporting Creativity Forum, or to make a gift via a donor-advised fund, wire transfer, or gift of stock, please contact Katie Rinder at

For Corporate Sponsorship inquiries, please reach out to Katie Rinder at

Event Co-Chairs

Dana Marohn Spiliotis, Board of Trustees

Julie McGuire, Board of Trustees

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