The Two Founding Partners and 30 Founding Members are visionary donors who invested in Knock Knock’s mission at a very early stage in the planning and design development of the museum. With the Founding Partners and Founding Members enthusiasm, Knock Knock successfully concluded its Phase 1 campaign in 2012 to raise $6 million dollars for building construction.

In 2013, Knock Knock launched its Phase 2 funding campaign to secure sponsorships for the interior building spaces and hands-on interactive Learning Zone environments. Corporations, families and community business leaders have shown substantial support through Founding Learning Zone and Building Sponsorship commitments, which continues to date.

Knock Knock Founding Partners

The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC)

Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation

Knock Knock Founding Members

Albemarle Foundation

All Star Automotive Group

Amedisys, Inc.

The Andreeff Foundation

Mi Mi and Chip Bankston — — In memory of Graham Bankston

Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Boo Grigsby Foundation

Aza and Tim Bowlin

Brookwood Properties

Chad L. Prather, M.D. & Camile A. Silva

Capital Area United Way

The City of Baton Rouge

Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation


The Douglas Littleton Gordon Family

Junior League of Baton Rouge

Lamar Advertising Company

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

The Manship Family

Daniel and Marcia Marsh Family

Mary Kay and Terrell Brown

Kate and Tee Brown

The Mary Charlotte and Lloyd Collette Fund

The McMains Foundation

Peoples Health

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Catherine and Matthew Saurage

The Savoie Family
  Tony and Carol Savoie
  Tommy and Paula Savoie

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
  Cordell and Ava Haymon
  Brian and Barbara Haymon

Waters & Pettit Commercial Real Estate

The Worley Family
  Mike, Kathy and Katie

Knock Knock Founding Board of Directors

  Valerie and Dennis Blunt

  Staci and Craig Duhe’

  Kelli and Anthony Harton

  KK and John O. Hearin

  Cate and Ted Heroman

  Bonnie Hunt Marcantel

  Clarice “Cricket” and Stewart Gordon

  Rebecca and Dyke Nelson

  Teresa Kleinhans and John Scott

  Ashley and Dwayne Shelton

  Emily F. and Charles B. Smith

  Kelli and Todd Stevens

  Melissa A. and William J. Bell

* Italic denotes Board Member

Founding Learning Zone & Building Sponsors

All Hands On Deck!
Sponsored by The Parks Family Foundation and Carline Companies

Art Garden
Sponsored by Brookwood Properties

By-You Building
Sponsored by Performance Contractors and Triad Electric & Controls, A Newtron Group Co.

Bubble Playground
Sponsored by Albemarle Foundation

Fish Tales
Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company

Geaux Figure! Playhouse
Sponsored by Postlethwaite & Netterville

Go Go Garage
Sponsored by Faye Rogan Lane

Huddle Up! Team Room
Sponsored by Jones Walker LLP

I See Food Café
Cailyn Michael Parenton Foundation

Interactive Musical Percussion
Louisiana First Foundation

Knock Knock Maker Shop
Sponsored by Brookwood Properties

Paws and Claws
Sponsored by A Friend of Knock Knock

Pelican Pantry
Sponsored by Associated Food Stores

Quiet Cabin
Sponsored by Woman’s Hospital

Ship Shape Health Challenge
Sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Storybook Climber
Sponsored by A Friend of Knock Knock

Story Tree
Sponsored by The Bondy Family/LUBA

Welcome Center
Sponsored by Merrill Lynch Bank of America