Ocean Discovery Institute’s programs are provided tuition-free and we rely on support from individuals, corporations, government agencies, and foundations to keep them going. We are grateful to the many contributors who support Ocean Discovery Institute. The strong social “return on investment” generated by our programs pays dividends.
A wide range of organizations and institutions invest in Ocean Discovery Institute’s work, providing a vital base of funding. By developing a highly diversified donor base, made up of national and local foundations, government agencies at all levels, corporations, and deeply committed individual donors, Ocean Discovery Institute is able to ensure the continued sustainability and future expansion of programming.
Individual AND FOUNDATION investors
Impact Circle $250,000 + (Cumulative Giving)
California Coastal Conservancy, The California Endowment, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Innovation Circle $100,000 + (Cumulative Giving)
Sidney E. Frank Foundation
Discovery Circle $25,000 +
The Boeing Company, Office of County Supervisor Greg Cox, Cox Communications, Vincy Dunmire, Debra Furlow & David Bialis, Shelly and Ted Griswold, Hervey Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Hologic, J.W. Sefton Foundation, Elizabeth Keadle Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Gwendolyn Meyer, Orca Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Office of County Supervisor Ron Roberts, San Diego Gas & Electric, Jennifer and Tony Sweeney, Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation
Empowerment Circle $10,000 – $24,999
Peggy Arnone, Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation, Drew Auker and Arlon Staggs, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Carrera Joffe Foundation, Gary and Deni David, Ivan Dunmire, Linda and Joel Fisler, Dina and John Johns, Marie Jose Kaasenbrood, McCarthy Family Foundation, Stephen McIntee and Bob Meinzer, Price Philanthropies, QUALCOMM, ResMed Foundation, Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund at The San Diego Foundation, The Rice Family Foundation, Turtle Island Resort Limited, University of San Diego
Opportunity Circle $5,000 -$9,999
Sean Caddell and Guenter Seidel, Ileana Ovalle Engel and John Engel, Genentech, Inc, Beverly Gepfer and Kirk Martens, Kurt Gering and Nick Wagman, Google Benevity Community Impact Fund, Scott Grimes, Fieldstone Foundation, HD Supply Charitable Fund, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, JiJi Foundation, Koa Restaurant Group, KP Environmental, Michael Lucas, Sharon and Ben Masek, Charlotte and Jim Mashburn, National Science Foundation (NSF), Nordson Corporation Foundation, NRG Energy, Inc., Cynthia and Adam Pacal, PADI Foundation, Peregrine Partners, Inc., Rancho La Puerta, LLC, RECON Environmental, The Schalon Foundation, Stanley/Stearns Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Deborah Stout, TRUiST Comprehensive Distribution, WD 40 Company, Amy Wallen and Eber Lambert, Anthea and John Wang, Kim and Gerald Yacobucci
Dream Circle $1,000 -$4,999
Anonymous, Anonymous, Baja Expeditions, Inc., Benjamin and Vanessa Ballentine, Barbara Tennent and Steven Barkan, Joye Blount and Jessie Knight Jr., Thella Bowens, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, Sean Caddell and Guenter Seidel, Alex Calero and Brendan Reed, Liz Carnes, Rory Centanni and Steve Rojas, The Children’s Initiative, Kevin Cottrell and Marc Grock, Jackie Crosbie and Jen Sporl, Cubic Corporation, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Marilyn and Charlie Dashe, Deni and Gary David, Chic and Libby Dohoney, Christine Dullaghan, Kathy and Doug Dunmire, Shara Fisler and Brian Duncan, Jacquie and Steve Gering, Carol and Tom Goodwin, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Emily and Stewart Halpern, Ann Merritt Hatfield, Susan and Douglas Hines, Craig Hooker and Carlos Nelson, Hughes Marino, Inc., Intesa Communications Group, Gary Jethani, Elizabeth Keadle, Lorri and Mike Kehoe, Kiwanis Club La Jolla, Adrienne and Tom Klopack, Elizabeth Ball and Jim Kralovec, Aileen and Benson Lam, James Lauer, Angela Leiba and Will Clark, Wendy Leicht and Peter Yared, Dr. Nasrin Mani & Dr. Darush L. Mohyi, Kristin and Richard Markell, Otilia McLarry and Leonel Mata, Genette and Michael McGowan, Tina Mertel & Daniel McClellan, Laura and David Melbourne, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Hope and Chris Mirendil, MIT Club of San Diego, Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation, Michele Moon, Mary Morrison, Perla and Jeff Myers, NAKOA Fitness & Physical Therapy, New Belgium Brewing Company, Noelle Norton and Erwin Willis, On Call Staffing Solutions, Inc., Cynthia and James Park, Patagonia, LaTresa and Scott Pearson, Jane Petersen, Bernard Puckett, Tia Quinn, Justin Ratner, Michelle and Kevin Reilly, Rotary Club of San Diego Foundation, San Dieguito Equine Group, Erika and Michael Swimmer, Gloria and Tom Taylor, Carolyn Muhlstein and Will Turner, Union Bank Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Wheatley Family Foundation Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Jody and Dennis Wood, Karin Zeh and Miquel Garcia Guzman, Nina Zingale and Jerry Meyer
Inspiration Circle $1 -$999
Shaan Akhtar, Adriana Alba, Benita Allen, Bridget Altman, Amazon Smile Foundation, Amec Foster Wheeler, Madelin Andersen, Natalie Arenz, Nicole Arenz, Luan Aubin, Joe Austin, Holly Ayala, Kacy Bacon, Wayne Bardwell and Steven Gennaro, Kelly and David Barkan, Philip Barker and Garry Williams, Carolina Barraza, Allen Baytop, Kellyn Bartlett and Marc Myers, Adrienne Beeson and Noel Bray Hoagland, Shannon Biszantz, Osvaldo Blackaller, Forest Borie, Michel Boudrias, Katherine and Robert Breshears, Brewery Gulch Inn, Melody and Eric Brown, Sherry and Brett Butler, Barbra Calantas and Walter Hernandez, Alex Calero and Brendan Reed, Cal Pacific Orchid Farm, Tina Caldwell and Melissa Mason, Cali Paddler, California Academy of Sciences, California Ballet Company, Joan Cardellino, Carla and Juan Camacho, Collin Carlier, Courtney Carr, Jennifer and Eric Cathcart, Amy and Erik Carstensen, Isabel Cazares, Rory Centanni and Steve Rojas, The Century Club of San Diego, Jeff Chan & Warren Ruis, Robert Chanock, Holly Chrzanowski and Adam Winter, Jessica Chung, Geneva Clark, Claire and Joshua Clough, Competitor Group, Inc., Monica and Charley Cochrane, Lourdes Contreras, Bink Cook, Kenneth Cooke, Kyle Cooker, Megan and Peter Cooper, Anne Correia, Ellen Correia, Jane Correia and Ravi Iyer, Dawn and Dan Cosio, Anne Craig, Catherine Crisp, Berry Crow and Jim Smith, Beatrice and Andrew Cubitt, Kim Cupini, Kerri Cuppage & Paul Reese, Cygnet Theatre, Mark Daitch, Daphne’s California Greek, Dashe Real Estate, Inc., Chloe Demirci and Jim Pennise, Ricardo Desantiago, Amalia Di Lucca, Laura Diebold, William Dietrich, Disneyland Resort, Alexis Dixon, Mindy Dominek, Andra Donovan, Robert Dorsey and Nidia Montoya, Kristin and Lee Dulgeroff, James Ducker, Mary Kay and Paul Dunmire, Bryan Durkin, Eight Elements West, Julia Elkin, Iris Engstrand, Laura Ensberg, Stephanie Estrada, Euclid Elementary School, Paula and Kai Ezcurra, Tina Fahy, Janet and Paul Falcone, Theresa Fenner and Trace Funderburk, Lisel Winter Ferguson and Mike Ferguson, Jennifer Ferro, Annie Finch, Arlene and Keith Fink, First Giving, The Fish Market, Patricia Fishtein, Whitney Fisler, Arthur Flippin, Cid Frank, The French Gourmet, Carolyn Fugate, Angel Garibay, Megan Foster and Scott Gering, Leslie and Damon Getman, Todd Gloria, Kimbrie Gobbi, Ryan Gobman, Kristen and Casey Goodwin, Lindsay Goodwin, Jenna Gould, Jennifer Grant, Prudence Graves, Sarah Gray, Alice Grusin, Patrick Gurczynski, Janet Harris and Michael Newman, Jasmine Haskell, Chanelle and Peter Hawken, The Heard Museum, Alex Hempton and Dan Sullivan, Sharon and Dave Herbst, Robert Hinzman, Linda Hollingsworth, Sally Holloway, Cody Hooven, Danielle and Ian Hossfeld, Joel Huckeba, Rosanne Humphrey, Katherine Humphus, Kristina Hysler, Lee Ann and Jim Iagmin, Barbara Ilizaliturri and Exequiel Ezcurra, Susan Jackson, Amanda Jamieson, Judy Jennings, Dan Kansteiner, Natalie and Matt Kansteiner, Melissa Katigbak, Ron Kaufmann, Ingrid and John Keating, Lorri and Mike Kehoe, Irene Kelly, Carol Kemnitz and Brad Bebeau, Laura and Terry Kemnitz, Travis Kemnitz, Dave Kempton and Andrew Woodmansee, Crash Ketcham, Bobbii Kincaid, David King, Melanie Kliegel, Patti Knight, Kristen Koch, Laura and Bill Kohn, Heidi & Stuart Krantz, Nancy and Chris Kruger, Guillermo Ladron and Alberto Medina, Nicole La Grange and Robert Lawson, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, La Villa del Valle, Guillermo Ladron and Alberto Medina, Maria and Rod Lagace, Stephanie and Dominic Lasalle, Julie Latta, Rachel and Christopher Lawson, Jennifer and Stephen Lax, Wendy Leicht and Peter Yared, Douglas Levin, Vivian Lin, Jeff Lindeman, Yu Ju Liu, Daisy Lopez, Randy Lovell, Julie Lucas, Sally Luong, Jennifer and Robert MacAller, Macy Maid, Melanie Madrid, Diane Malmstrom, Marti Manser and Don Parker, Kristin and Richard Markell, Markim Pet Resort, Sharon and Ben Masek, Emily Mastrelli, Kathie and Kevin McClain, Paul McClellan, Jennifer and Byron McCoy, Patrick McGlynn, Jasmin McLeod, Michael McQuary, Kellee McQuinn, Teresa and Pat Menke, Carolyn Meyer, Cecilia Meyer Lovell and Randy Lovell, Elvia Meza and Jordan Snodgrass, Yaminah Meza, Christos Michalopoulos, Kym Miller, Justin Allen and Ryan Mitchell, Anil Mohin and John Scholz, Becky and Kevin Modesto, Anamia Monge, Matthew Montemayor, Tracy and Rick Morales, Ricardo Moran, Scott Morris, Greg and Meghan Murphy, Morgan Run Club & Resort, Perla and Jeff Myers, Maya Murphy, Meghan Murphy, Andrew Naslund, Susan and Eric Naslund, Stephanie Nehasil and Joel Barkan, Kate Naughten, Sonyda Nep, The New Children’s Museum, Margie Newman, Tram Nguyen Bock, Linda and Robert Nice, Melissa Nichols, Mary Noor, Justine Nord, Barbara Norman and Marc Sternberg, Jaime Olmos, Panera Bread, Cynthia and James Park, Hillary Park, Maura and Frank Pavlot, Ila Peeler, Peets Coffee & Tea, Lydia Pellecer, Nora Pencola and Matt Reiley, Jim Pennise, US Congressman Scott Peters & Lynn Gorguze, Maaike Petrie, Isabella Petrucceli, Phil’s BBQ, Inc., Wendy Piniak, Brooke Pinnix, Greg Prieto, Pro Kids, PRP Wine International, Jim Purpura, Benedicte and Eric Otterson, Asul Randolph, Red and White Fleet SF Cruises, Michelle and Kevin Reilly, Nathalie Reyns, Rebecca Rigdon and David Blake, Dot and Chell Roberts, Claudia Rodriguez, Jodyne Roseman, Emilia and Carlos Ruiz, Salon Mint, Becky and George Samuels, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego Repertory Theater Company, San Diego State University Foundation, San Diego Zoo Global, MacKenzie and Joe Sandy, David Sandstrom, Dana Sather, Rick Sayen, Cliff Schneider, Carla Scheidlinger, Sarah Schoedinger, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sea World, Sarah Seifert, Susan Shaler, Pete Shannon, Tracy Shapley, Felicia Shaw, Andrea Shepley, Liz Shear, Lauren Sherman, Matthew Sieve, Phil Silver, Tiffany and Mark Silverman, Sky Sailing Inc, Slater’s 50/50, Christopher Smith, Jill Smith, Barry Snyder, Ricardo Solano, South Pacific Tuna Corporation, Springs at Borrego, Spurlock Landscape Architects, Katheryn and Randy Stambaugh, renda Stevens, Brian Stransky, Diane Stricklin, Yonat Swimmer and Paul Glenney, , andra Talbird, Theresa and Drew Talley, Stan Tang, Taylor Made Golf Company, Teen Volunteers In Action, Cathy and Frank Terzoli, Sue Thompson, Clare Toqisco and Wil Williams, Kim and Peter Tomsovic, Shannon Trujillo, Jason Tucker, Suzan Tucson McNeil, Becky and Richard Turk, US Bank, Rudy Vargas, Sonya Vargas, Anna Vassos, Teresa Vautier, John Vesneski, Amy Wallen and Eber Lambert, Arlene Warren, Jeannine and Jeffrey Watkins, Yan Wei Lim, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Christine Whitcraft, Cindy & Gary White, Dawn White O’Connor and Joseph Newcomb, Holly and Matt Whitehead, Sharon Whitehurst Payne, Francis Wiegand, Whole Foods Market Del Mar, Sarah Wilkins and Mike Klitzing, Debbie Williams, Jeffrey Williams, Janet Wilson and Nigel Hook, Curt Wittenberg, Woodstock’s Pizza, Nicole Wong, LeAnna Zevely, Amy Zimmerman, Andrew Zingale, Zumasys, Ruben Zuniga
Members support Ocean Discovery through monthly automated gifts. These contributions of anywhere from $10-$100 provide critical, consistent support for our programs.
Aaron Bercovitch, Adrienne & Tom Klopack, Adrienne Beeson & Noel Bray-Hoagland, Aileen & Benson Lam, Alberto Medina & Guillermo Ladron, Amalia Di Lucca, Amy & Erik Carstensen, Amy Wallen & Eber Lambert, Andra Donovan, Andrew Zingale, Anne Correia, April Lacerenza, Arlene & Keith Fink, Barbara & Rick Cohen, Barbara Tennent & Steven Barkan, Barbra Calantas & Walter Hernandez, Barry Snyder, Benita Allen, Bernard Puckett, Bink Cook, Brian Duncan, Brooke Pinnix, Carla Pisbe, Carla Scheidlinger, Carol & Tom Goodwin, Carol Kemnitz & Brad Bebeau, Carolyn Meyer, Carolyn Muhlstein & Will Turner, Catherine Crisp, Cathy & Frank Terzoli, Christina Fahy, Christine Whitcraft, Christopher Smith, Cliff Schneider, Cody Hooven, Coleen Whitelaw, Collin Carlier, Curt Wittenberg, Dan Kansteiner, David Sandstrom, Dawn & Dan Cosio, Diane Malmstrom, Diane Stricklin, Dina & John Johns, Douglas Levin, Elvia Meza & Jordan Snodgrass, Felicia Shaw, Gail & Carlton Gasior, Genette & Michael McGowan, Glen Wellbrock, Greg Murphy, Heidi & Stuart Krantz, Helen Macalister, Holly & Matt Whitehead, Ileana Ovalle Engel & John Engel, Irene Kelly, Jackie Crosbie & Jennifer Sporl, Jacquie Gering, James Pennise, Janet Wilson & Nigel Hook, Jasmin McLeod, Jason Anderson, Jeffrey Williams, Jennifer & Eric Cathcart, Jennifer & Robert MacAller, Jennifer Ott & Dick Rol, Jim Archer Pennise, Joanie Snodgrass, Jody Carey & Dennis Wood, Joe Austin, Julie Lucas, Katheryn & Randy Stambaugh, Kathy & Doug Dunmire, Kelly & David Barkan, Kim & Peter Tomsovic, Kim Cupini, Kristen Goodwin, Kurt Gering & Nick Wagman, Kurt Schaefer, Lanika Cervantes, LaTresa & Scott Pearson, Laura & Terry Kemnitz, Libby & Chic Dohoney, Linda & Joel Fisler, Lindsay Goodwin, Lourdes Contreras, MacKenzie & Joe Sandy, Macy Maid, Margaret Arnone, Maria Cortinez, Maria Lagace, Marie Jose Kaasenbrood, Marilyn & Charles Dashe, Mary Patterson, Matthew Sieve, Maura & Frank Pavlot, Megan & Peter Cooper, Mellissa Nichols, Michael Lucas, Natalie & Matt Kansteiner, Nicole La Grange & Robert Lawson, Patti Knight, Pete Shannon, Phillip Barker & Garry Williams, Rachel & Christopher Lawson, Ricardo Moran, Rick Sayen, Rob Venable, Robert Hinzman, Rochelle Mothokakobo, Rory Centanni & Steve Rojas, Roy Wilson, Rudy Vargas, Sandra Talbird, Sanilinn Meza, Scott Grimes, Sean Caddell & Guenter Seidel, Shaan Akhtar, Shara Fisler, Sharon & Ben Masek, Shelly & Ted Griswold, Stephanie Nehasil & Joel Barkan, Teresa Vautier, Theresa & Drew Talley, Theresa Fenner & Trace Funderburk, Tina Caldwell & Melissa Mason, Todd Gloria, Tram Nguyen, Travis Kemnitz, Vincy Dunmire, Wendy Piniak, Whitney Fisler, Will Anderson, Yaminah Meza, Yan Wei Lim, Yonat Swimmer & Paul Glenney