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Kaleideum Board of Directors


The Kaleideum Board of Directors was established as a private, 501c3 organization in July 2016 with the merger of the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks. The Nature Science Center, Inc. was formed in 1964, and later renamed, SciWorks, and The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, Inc. was founded in 2000. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization and established policy and direction for Kaleideum. It provides oversight to the activities of Kaleideum and evaluates how well the organization carries out its mission. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall financial well-being of Kaleideum.

Members and Non-Voting Staff Person(s)

The Board of Directors consists of no more than 40 elected members. Members serve 3-year terms beginning on July 1 and expiring on June 30 of the third year following election. Members may serve 2 consecutive terms and then have a mandatory roll off. In addition, under terms of a lease between Kaleideum and Forsyth County, the County shall have representation on the Board of Directors including one (1) County Liaison appointed by the County Commissioners without term limits plus three (3) County Delegates nominated by the County Commissioners and approved by the Kaleideum Board of Directors. The City of Winston-Salem also appoints one (1) City Liaison under Kaleideum bylaws.

Currently Serving

NameTitleTerm Expires
Erin K Craver County Delegate 6/30/2025
Elizabeth Dampier Staff 1/1/2028


The Board of Directors meets six times annually. The Executive Committee meets monthly. Meetings alternate between the Kaleideum Downtown and Kaleideum North campuses. Much of the work of the Board of Directors is performed in committees. The chairperson of each committee is a member of the Executive Committee.

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