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The Aquarium of the Pacific relies on the contributions of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government partners to support vital animal care, conservation, and education programs. Thank you for your support.

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Credit: Robin Riggs

Thank you to our committed and dedicated board members.

  • Ms. Samantha Attwood
  • Mr. Mark Bertrand
  • Mr. David Cameron
  • Ms. Esther Chui Chao
  • Ms. Kathleen Eckert
  • Mr. Ed Feo, chair
  • Mrs. Charlotte Ginsburg
  • Ms. Jennifer Hagle, board secretary
  • Mr. Russell T. Hill
  • Mr. Dan Hopper
  • Mr. Josh Jones
  • Dr. Peter Kareiva
  • Mr. Samuel King
  • Ms. Stephanie Leshney
  • Mr. Art Levitt
  • Ms. Chanwantha Sam Limon
  • Mr. Henry Matson
  • Mr. Stephen Olson
  • Mr. Douglas Otto, vice chairman
  • Mr. Mark Paullin
  • Mr. Karl Pettijohn
  • Mr. Kurt Schulzman
  • Mr. Michael Sondermann
  • Mr. Donald Tippett
  • Mr. Thomas Turney
  • Dr. Stephanie Wear
  • Mr. Stephen Young

as of 1/1/23

Thank you to our Corporate Circle members, a distinctive group of business leaders that provide key support to the Aquarium’s numerous conservation and education programs.

  • California Resources Corporation
  • Epson America, Inc.
  • Georg Fischer Piping Systems
  • HASA, Inc.
  • LBS Financial Credit Union
  • Pacific Industrial
  • Windes

as of 1/1/23

The Nautilus Society honors those generous individuals who support the Aquarium of the Pacific through a planned gift. Including the Aquarium in one’s financial planning demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to our institution that provides long-term financial support.

  • William W. Hocke
  • Valerie and Bob Hoffman
  • Christopher Hogan
  • Ghislaine and Warren Iliff
  • Sarah Kaleel
  • Suzanne Kelley
  • The Estate of David H. Kiesling
  • R.J. Kurtz
  • Bonita Landsberg
  • Trish and Don Lange
  • Bert Levy
  • Barbara Long
  • Betty White Ludden
  • Louis C. Mirabile Estate
  • Kathie Nirschl
  • Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation
  • Michael Radke
  • Craig Singer
  • The Silveri Family
  • Jeanne B. Sleeper
  • Shelly Stratton
  • Martha Jane Workman

as of 1/1/2023

Thank you to our Pacific Circle members for playing a significant role in the Aquarium’s ability to create meaningful and lasting change for our community and ocean.

Benefactor Gifts of $100,000+

  • John and Nancy Edwards Family Foundation

Champion Gifts of $25,000

  • Ambrielle Army and Jeffrey Jew

Ambassador Gifts of $15,000

  • Susann H. Norton
  • Glenn Suhd
  • Marlene Temple*

Fellow Gifts of $10,000

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Dr. Dominic and Margaret DeCristofaro
  • Norman and Diane Delaterre*
  • Gary Grimm and Linda Dakin-Grimm
  • Robin and John Renfro
  • Fred and Eileen Schoellkopf Family Foundation

Chairman Gifts of $5,000

  • Anonymous*
  • The Campbell Family
  • Silvio and Dawn Chianese
  • John and Judy Chrispens
  • David C. Comer
  • Viktoria Engel Tyer*
  • Lee and Georgie Ford
  • Jacky Glass*
  • Robert W. Gordon
  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation*
  • Dean and Wendy Grose
  • Ann M. Herring*
  • Bess J. Hodges Foundation*
  • The Kleiner Cohen Foundation
  • Joan Knight*
  • Christine McDonald
  • John, Antonia & Giovanni Molina*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pramuditya Oen
  • Dr. Alan Robb and Dr. Guadalupe Padilla-Robb*
  • Schulzman-Neri Foundation
  • Stewart F. Sexton*
  • Arlo G. Sorensen*
  • William and Karen Timberlake
  • Kyle Wadsworth

Director Gifts of $2,500

  • Anonymous*
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Steven and Sheri Altieri
  • Morgan Barrows and Anthony Pichardo*
  • Keegan Bonebrake
  • Richard Boucher and Andrea Amram*
  • James and Barbara Brownell
  • Doug and Beth Buurma
  • David and Amelia Cameron
  • Jin and Richard Chon
  • Esther S. M. Chui Chao*
  • Justin and Jessica Crow
  • Donald F. Desfor and Carol Duong*
  • Ronald and Susan Duncan
  • Kathleen Eckert
  • Oliver and Megan Edmonds
  • Barbara Ellis*
  • John Fielder and Donita Van Horik*
  • Ryan and Carla Flynn
  • Amelia and Paul Garcia
  • Frederick and Leslie Gaylord*
  • Rocky and Deborah Gentner*
  • Dr. James and Barbara Ghormley*
  • Robert and Marilyn Grove
  • Bob and Jennifer Hagle*
  • Gerard Hanley and Donna Chinn*
  • Josh Jones and Tweeny Kau
  • Sarah Kaleel
  • Suzanne Kelley
  • Todd and Shareen King
  • King’s Seafood Company
  • Richard and Linda Landes*
  • Art Levitt
  • Lily, Lauren, & Jason Lew-Rapai
  • Henry and Paulette Matson
  • Cindy L. Matsumoto and Gary Y. Matsumoto, Ed.D. *
  • Larry and Susan Maxson*
  • Julia and Patrick McConaghy
  • Cynthia and David Mirsky
  • Margaret Merryfield *
  • Katherine Moore*
  • Peter Morin and Katrina Pelto*
  • Simona Morris*
  • Margie and Frank Newell*
  • Dana Noble*
  • Luther and Ginger Nussbaum
  • Stephen and Brenda Olson*
  • Douglas Otto and Freda Hinsche Otto*
  • John F. Penny and Christopher Kurimoto*
  • Michelle Paradise and Meredith Kadlec
  • Dr. Dharini Patel and Anjana Patel
  • Mark C. Paullin
  • Karl Pettijohn
  • Lyn and John Pohlmann*
  • Edward and Diana Putz*
  • James A. Reep Family Foundation
  • Paulina Robledo Williams and Mark Williams
  • Amy Santa Cruz
  • James and Sheila Schlee*
  • Dave Shlemmer*
  • Susan Shultz*
  • Jeanne B. Sleeper*
  • Anne-Marie and Alex Sparatu
  • Paul Sprague
  • Eiko and Floyd Stewart*
  • Richard and Barbara Stratton*
  • Scott Sweetow and Lisa Green-Sweetow*
  • Don Tippett
  • Lori Tonder
  • Tom Turney and Jill Boivin
  • Robert and Maureen Watts
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Tommy Wong
  • Denise Wynn*
  • Laura Yescas and Fabian Yescas, Sr.
  • Steve and Marlene Young*

President Gifts of $1,500

  • Age of Aquariums
  • Alexandra and Terrence Sullivan*
  • Anonymous* (2)
  • Howard and Nikki Applebaum*
  • Elysia Balmania & Family
  • Robert Barackman and Katrina Ray-Barackman*
  • Mark and Joyce Barnett*
  • Joseph and Glenda Bartell
  • Rob Bellevue and Margaret Smith*
  • Benjamin and Rebecca Birdsall
  • Judith Blevens*
  • Donald and Judy Bogart
  • Yvonne M. Bogdanovich
  • Bonnie Brae*
  • Ed and Sharyn Brandman
  • George and Judy Breshears*
  • Anthony Brown
  • Mr. Daniel S. Brozost and Dr. Nicole S. Brozost
  • Josephine Burns
  • Ronald Burch
  • Dr. Carter Butts and Dr. Rachel Martin
  • Kelly A. Dawson and Suzanne Bostwick*
  • Todd and Cory Buchner*
  • Daniel and Araceli Camarillo
  • Jason and Amy Chase
  • Herbert and Faythallegra Claude
  • Kevin and Jasel Contreras
  • Jhoanna Craig
  • Daniel Davia
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michele Del Vicario, M.D.
  • Denise Dietz*
  • Dr. Charles and Margaret Durnin*
  • John and Vickie Dupuy*
  • Don and Gay Durward*
  • David and Sheila Eaton*
  • Kenneth and Kathi Ellis*
  • Suzanne Forman
  • In honor of Dave Foster/Johnson Family Fund/Amanda and Kevin Johnson
  • George and Carrie Fields*
  • Cecile Fisher and Isaias Castellanos
  • Michael J. Gaczkowski and Vicki L. Kane
  • Michael and Christine Gallagher*
  • Lionel Galway and Susan Tritt
  • Gamas Family
  • Jason and Simmon Gee
  • Timothy and Jennifer Glugosh
  • Jonathan Gordon*
  • Greg and Marlene Gosser*
  • Rickey Green
  • Donald and Christine Hafeman*
  • Christina J. Hall and John Gresham
  • Steve and Lisa Hansen
  • Dr. Carl, Elise and Shelby Hartman*
  • Madeline and Donald Heimark*
  • Otto and Shirley Henke
  • Joseph Herron and Patricia Baird*
  • Quinn Higgins
  • Valerie and Bob Hoffman
  • Mark and Mary Hoover
  • Albert C. Hu and Michele E. Brantner
  • Linda Hanada
  • Denise Hurst*
  • Joel R. Kessler*
  • Manivanh and Brian Khy
  • Jeanne and Ron Kipp*
  • Dean and Nancy Knupp
  • Glen Kraemer/Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP*
  • Dr. and Mrs. Micheal A. Kuhn
  • Kwan Family Enaz Foundation
  • Bonnie and Hank Landsberg*
  • Trish and Don Lange*
  • Robert and Nancy Latimer*
  • Kathleen LeClair and Stephanie Senne
  • Daniel and Leanne Levine
  • Michael and Vanessa Lewis*
  • Patrick Lewis and Laura Lewis
  • Barbara Long and William Waterhouse*
  • Leann Mainis and Austin Kurtz
  • Gary and Gretchen Marlotte*
  • Margie and Jon Masterson*
  • Lisa and Dolly Masui*
  • Edward and Carol McKeown
  • Thresa and Dave McMurtrey*
  • Janet Mentzer
  • Mary Murfey
  • Michael K. Nakashoji*
  • Tobi I. Neer*
  • Emily Owens and Matthew Freedman
  • Rajan Patel
  • Pamela Paterson and Robin Paterson
  • Nancy Pinckert*
  • Barbara A. Pollack and John A. Burkholder*
  • Lori Prince and Robert Hum
  • Kenneth and Marilyn Prindle*
  • Ernest Quinones and Timothy Rattel
  • Elsie Damon Rash*
  • Arlette Reed*
  • Mary C. Rooney*
  • William and Diane Salter*
  • The Shadden Family*
  • Jane and Jonathan Shank
  • Jeffrey and Deborah Simpson
  • Dr. Preston and Nancy Smith*
  • Richard and Luan Smith
  • James and Jodi Snyder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brandon A. Spurgeon*
  • Del and Carole Stagg*
  • Tina and Brian Sarty
  • Paul Stelling*
  • Charles and Ellen Steinmetz*
  • The Stocking Family*
  • Lauren and Steve Tabor*
  • Takehiko Suzuki and Deborah May
  • Thomas and Tina Taylor*
  • Christina and Steve Teubner
  • Michael and Pauline Timoney
  • Dr. Grant and Debbie Uba*
  • John and Judi Uphold*
  • David and Jeri Vick
  • James Vironda*
  • Tamara and Chandler White*
  • Cristine Wolf*
  • Trevor Wong
  • Richard and Jack Wright*
  • Philip and Christine Yamauchi
  • Leah C. Young*
  • Dr. Leila Yoonessi-Imandoust

*Charter Member
as of 1/1/2023

Thank you to our committed and dedicated trustees.

  • Tino and Martha Bernadett
  • Mark Bertrand and Robert Stanton
  • Barbara Blackwell
  • Steve Bolkovatz
  • Norm and Diane Delaterre
  • Jason DePetris
  • John and Vickie Dupuy
  • Carla and Ryan Flynn
  • Geof Garth
  • Daniel and Felicia Gilboa
  • Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg
  • Bob Gordon
  • Val and Bob Hoffman
  • Alicia Jensen
  • Trini and Maria Jimenez
  • Suzanne Kelley
  • Glen March
  • Gary and Cindy Matsumoto
  • Jill McCullough
  • Rob McNeel and Ron Rulison
  • Frank and Margie Newell
  • John Penny and Chris Kurimoto
  • Dennis Poulsen
  • Veronica Quintero
  • John and Robin Renfro
  • Mary Rooney
  • William and Diane Salter
  • Jeanne Sleeper
  • Daniel and Rebecca Siskin
  • Jean Smith
  • Ken Walker
  • John and Patricia Wang
  • Erik Wedin
  • Charles and Maureen Wilmot
  • Justin Wong
  • Denise Wynn

as of 3/15/2023

Thank you to our committed and dedicated volunteer staff in every department that contribute to the Aquarium’s success.

Charter Volunteers

  • Laurie Abshire
  • Barbara Anders
  • Diane Blackford
  • Dan Dabelstein
  • Linda de Ambrosio
  • Claudia Harden
  • Barbara Hill
  • Val Hoffman
  • Becky Katzen
  • Ken Kurtis
  • Caron Laird
  • Robin Riggs
  • Susan Schwartz
  • Betsy Suttle
  • Gregory Tashima
  • Leah Young

Active Volunteers with over 10,000 hours

  • Rod Bush
  • Val Hoffman
  • Leah Young
  • Hugh Ryono
  • Robin Riggs
  • Jim Scott

Active Volunteers with over 5,000 hours

  • Deborah Adams
  • Barbara Anders
  • Marte Brunsting
  • Bruce Cook
  • Dan Dabelstein
  • Linda de Ambrosio
  • Sandy Hermer
  • Barbara Hill
  • Carol Iazzetta
  • Becky Katzen
  • Ken Kurtis
  • John McCarty
  • Ellen Norwood
  • Denyse Romero
  • Eric Ross
  • Bill Seamon
  • Joshua Swope
  • Tom Tippett
  • Brent Trafton
  • Bill Trexel

as of 1/1/2023

JULY 22, 2023
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