Miss the event? Click here to enjoy a replay of the evening.


with special guests

José Andrés

award-winning chef & founder of the World Central Kitchen

Yo-Yo Ma

world-renowned cellist & creator of the global Silkroad Ensemble

Pam Melroy

former NASA astronaut & Space Shuttle Commander

Champion Maker Sponsors

MC: Fig O’Reilly

NASA Datanaut & Miss Universe Ireland 2019

Thank you for joining us for this year's Fête for the Future, where we celebrated what it means to be a maker and learned all that KID Museum is doing to empower kids with the skills to invent the future. Please enjoy a replay of this year's event and interviews with our individual honorees.

Special thanks to the whole team at Lucky Tiger Productions for their amazing work producing this year’s event.

Pam Melroy

Maker Award for Exploration & Discovery

José Andrés

Maker Award for Social Impact

Yo-Yo Ma

Maker Award for Cultural Innovation




Board Members

Sam Alemayehu
Robert Brewer
Chris Carpenito
Jill Chessen
David Goldberg
Susan Hendrickson
Shanika Hope
Charles J. LaDuca
Corinna Lathan
Cara Lesser
Michael C. Lin
Alexandre H. Rene
Sally A. Rosenberg
Joshua P. Starr
Brian Taff
J. Antonio Tijerino

Corporate Leadership Council

Sam Alemayehu, Cambridge Industries Energy
Jennifer Boyd, Exelon
Meagan Campion, Lockheed Martin
Angela Franco, DC Chamber of Commerce
Susan Hendrickson, Arnold & Porter
Shanika Hope, Amazon
Lynn Kieffer, Emergent BioSolutions
Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix
Glenn Leon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Alexandre H. Rene, Ropes & Gray

Host Committee

Dorothy Jones-Davis and Tigwa Davis
Alyse Graham and Colin Stretch
Nancy and Reid Liffmann
Stephanie and Robert Oshinsky
Aubrey and Nicole Verdun
Alejandro Yepes and Elisa Martin
Nancy Zuckerbrod and Michael Roark

About KID Museum

KID Museum is the region’s pioneering experiential museum and educational makerspace. We foster the “Mind of a Maker,” empowering the next generation with the skills to invent the future.

Through hands-on programming for kids and youth (ages 4-14), we challenge young people to be active makers, not just passive observers. We design and deliver programs across the full continuum of learning for kids in pre-K through middle school, in partnership with educators and schools. Our weekend onsite programs, community events, and live, virtual sessions encourage families to learn and explore together.