Announcing Stepping Stones'
“Archives Anywhere”
Matching Challenge

Give Now & Have Your Gift Matched


Help Us Create an Online Archive

The first $25,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar by gifts from a pool of funders so that Stepping Stones can establish a free, accessible online archive featuring 10,000 manuscripts and photographs left in Stepping Stones' care by Bill and Lois Wilson.
Among 7,500 photographs in Stepping Stones Archives is this image detail of Bill & Lois Wilson on the roof of 182 Clinton St., Brooklyn. ©Stepping Stones Foundation.
Gifts of Any Amount Help Reach the Goal for the Archives to "Go Global"
When the Archives Preservation Project began in 2010, we could not have predicted today's demand for the an online archive with access to Bill and Lois’ manuscripts. To make the state-of-the art online archive a reality, we invite all who are in a position to donate, to give today. Each dollar raised up to $25,000 will be matched by a group of loyal donors and Trustees.

The online archive, with its 10,000 featured items, will be accessible for the vision and hearing impaired and enable saved searches based on keywords and other popular parameters. Our goal is to complete the matching challenge by September 2020 and then begin the build-out of the online portal.

The past support of friends like you made possible the safeguarding of 227,000 documents, including 7,800 photographs, on microfilm and on digital files. With your support, we can put 10,000 digital files in a specialized web portal for viewing. Together we can create this online window into the early history of A.A. and Al-Anon Family Groups and the lives of Bill and Lois Wilson. This new resource will eliminate barriers to viewing material in person like distance and travel cost. Thank you for considering this opportunity to support the creation of an online archive.

To unite in this effort to reach the matching goal,
please give online , by phone (914-232-4822),
or by mailing a check to the address below.

Mailing Address:

Stepping Stones Foundation
62 Oak Road
Katonah, NY 10536

Phone: 914.232.4822

The Stepping Stones Foundation (Federal I.D. number 13-3031164) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit Private Operating Foundation that accepts contributions that are tax-deductible to the extent provided by U.S. Law. Please make checks payable to "Stepping Stones Foundation."


The 2020 CARES Act (stimulus bill sec. 2204) allows a 2020 tax deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married couples filing jointly) on cash gifts to eligible charities for those who do not itemize their deductions. Stepping Stones Foundation does not provide financial advice, and encourages you to contact your financial advisor, tax preparer, or accountant for full eligibility requirements.
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