Give to Celebrate 40 Years!
Preserving the Wilsons’ Legacy, 1979–2019
Bill and Lois Wilson had plans, but their higher power had a different path for them. They could not leave their beloved home and archives to Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups as they had hoped, so on December 24, 1979 , Lois chartered the Stepping Stones Foundation to sustain the site for future generations and to do good works in the prevention and awareness of alcoholism. Now, as the Stepping Stones Foundation marks its 40th Anniversary, we ask for your generous contributions to ensure its future.

Lois would like Stepping Stones to become an A.A. historical museum,” said Bill . When he passed away in 1971, he planned to leave “all furniture, furnishings, carpets, rugs, drapes and other household appurtenances…in equal shares to” A.A. and Al-Anon. In April 1972, A.A. “voted to refuse the property” due to “a matter of breaking the Traditions.” More

See the complete archive-based story on our website to learn how the Stepping Stones Foundation's work generated out of Bill and Lois' interest in the alcoholism field and their love of the 12-Step fellowships.
Major steps have been taken by Stepping Stones Foundation since Lois' passing in 1988 that were only possible because of gifts from friends like you . Your encouragement and participation has helped us keep the Wilsons’ vision alive by maintaining and preserving the home and archives. More

Please click here to see "Twelve Foundation Highlights" that friends have helped make possible.
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Top image: Bill and Lois Wilson at Stepping Stones, 1960. Permission required for further use.