October 4, 2011
The Aquarium of the Pacific honored the Molina Family and Molina Healthcare, Inc. as the recipient of its 2011 Ocean Conservation Award during the Aquarium After Dark event on June 11, 2011. The Ocean Conservation Award is given annually to those who contribute significantly to ocean conservation and environmental education.
The Molinas have a long history of dedication to the Aquarium and its mission. Molina Healthcare and the Molina Family contributed $2 million to help establish the Molina Animal Care Center, which opened in 2010. Dr. J. Mario Molina served as chairman of the Aquarium’s Board of Directors from 2008 through 2010 and John Molina currently serves as the Board’s vice chairman. In addition, Therese Molina, Michelle Molina, Faustino and Martha Bernadett, Janet Watt, and Josephine Molina all serve as Trustees of the Pacific or support the Aquarium’s fundraising events.
Pictured: Aquarium of the Pacific President & CEO Jerry Schubel, Michelle and John Molina, Janet Watt, Faustino and Martha Bernadett, and Mario and Theresa Molina.