Stephanie Hill Wilchfort is President & CEO of Brooklyn Children's Museum, the world's first museum built especially for kids and one of the country's largest informal educators. A Brooklyn native, Stephanie has worked in arts and culture for nearly two decades, and joined BCM in February 2015.
Previously, Stephanie was Vice President of Development for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. During her tenure, individual giving at the Tenement Museum nearly doubled; the Museum held its first $1 million Gala; and more than $11 million was raised towards the Museum’s capital campaign. Prior to the Tenement Museum, Stephanie was Assistant Vice President and Senior Project Director at Sesame Workshop, where she oversaw programs, business development, fundraising, and marketing activities in the United States, Israel, and Latin America. She has also held senior roles at New York Public Radio/WNYC, New York Public Media/WNET, and Lincoln Center.
Stephanie has served as a panelist and speaker for the American Alliance for Museums; BlogHer; Brooklyn Community Foundation; the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund; the Institute for Museum and Library Services; and, the National Endowment for the Arts, among other organizations. Stephanie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MPA in economic policy from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA from SUNY Binghamton. She and her husband Benjamin are parents to three boys, ages 4, 7 and 10.