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Our Donors

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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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. Ken McBride
  • Mr. Stephen Olson
  • Mr. Douglas Otto, vice chairman
  • Mr. Mark Paullin
  • Mr. Karl Pettijohn
  • Mr. Kurt Schulzman
  • Mr. Michael Sondermann
  • Mr. Thomas Turney
  • Dr. Stephanie Wear
  • Mr. Stephen Young

as of 2/01/24

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
  • Daniel Juck
  • 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
  • Charles and Maureen Wilmot
  • Justin Wong
  • Denise Wynn

as of 2/1/2024

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.

  • Dr. Mary Jane Adams
  • Anonymous
  • The Boberg Family Trust
  • The Jeanne M. Brodeur Estate
  • H. Donald and Margie E. Brown Family Trust
  • Esther S. M. Chui Chao
  • The Cohen Family Trust
  • Ivolou R. Corston
  • Laverne E. Fischer
  • Janice Harvey Frank
  • Ron Garret
  • Susan Jane Garrison
  • Jim and Gail Gray
  • Dianne B. Gugel
  • Donald and Christine Hafeman
  • Donna Howard
  • Nancy Higginson
  • 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 2/1/2024

Thank you for your support of the Aquarium’s education programs.

  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Appleby Foundation
  • Applied Medical
  • Attwood-Williams Charitable Foundation
  • Behr Paint Company
  • Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Johnny Carson Foundation
  • Dorrance Family Foundation
  • Edison International
  • Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • Sheila, Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation
  • The Henry L. Guenther Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • Bess J. Hodges Foundation
  • The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
  • Marathon Petroleum Foundation
  • The Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation
  • Matson
  • The Miller Foundation
  • John, Antonia & Giovanni Molina
  • The Rudolph J. & Daphne A. Munzer Foundation
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • Margie and Frank Newell
  • Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • The Reinhold Foundation
  • Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
  • Ned Solot and Corrin Yep
  • U.S. Bank
  • Watson Land Company
  • Khelly Webb
  • Windsong Trust
  • The Winnick Family Foundation
  • Tommy Wong
  • Whitney Young Children’s Foundation

as of 2/1/2024

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.

Ambassador Gifts of $15,000

  • Susann H. Norton
  • Temple Family Charitable Foundation*

Fellow Gifts of $10,000

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Norman and Diane Delaterre*
  • Dr. Dominic Decristofaro M.D. and Mrs. Margaret Decristofaro
  • John and Nancy Edward Family Foundation
  • Gary Grimm and Linda Dakin-Grimm
  • David L. Huff and Virginia E. Stover
  • Dr. Alan R. Robb and Dr. Guadalupe Padilla-Robb*
  • Glenn Suhd

Chairman Gifts of $5,000

  • Anonymous*
  • Silvio and Dawn Chianese
  • John and Judy Chrispens
  • David C. Comer
  • Viktoria Engel Tyer and Emily Engel*
  • Ann M. Herring*
  • Jacqueline M. Glass*
  • Dean and Wendy Grose
  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
  • The Kleiner Cohen Foundation
  • Joan Knight*
  • Christine McDonald
  • Pramuditya and Lucia Oen
  • Stewart Sexton*
  • William and Karen Timberlake

Director Gifts of $2,500

  • Steven and Sheri Altieri
  • Anonymous (2)*
  • William Artigliere and Cara Crownover
  • Jennifer and Allen Bagley
  • Morgan Barrows and Anthony Pichardo*
  • Eileen and Justin Boseant
  • Richard Boucher and Andrea Amram
  • James and Barbara Brownell
  • Todd and Cory Buchner*
  • Doug and Beth Buurma
  • Esther S. M. Chui Chao
  • Jin and Richard Chon
  • Donald F. Desfor and Carol Duong
  • Ronald and Susan Duncan
  • John and Vickie Dupuy*
  • Barbara Ellis *
  • John Fielder and Donita Van Horik
  • Ryan and Carla Flynn
  • Amelia and Paul Garcia
  • Rocky and Deborah Gentner
  • Robert and Marilyn Grove
  • Gerard Hanley and Donna Chinn*
  • Sarah Kaleel
  • Suzanne Kelley
  • Todd and Shareen King
  • Daniel and Leanne Levine
  • Richard and Linda Landes*
  • Shahana and Michael Larson
  • Kayvon Manian
  • Cindy L. Matsumoto and Gary Y. Matsumoto, Ed.D.
  • Larry and Susan Maxson
  • Kenneth Metzinger
  • Margaret Merryfield*
  • Peter Morin and Katrina Pelto*
  • Simona Morris*
  • Rod Nakamoto and Elsie Nakamoto
  • Margie and Frank Newell*
  • Dana Noble*
  • Michelle Paradise and Meredith Kadlec
  • Dr. Dharini Patel and Suzanne Kelley
  • Lyn and John Pohlmann*
  • Diana Putz*
  • Amy Santa Cruz
  • James and Sheila Schlee*
  • Dave Shlemmer*
  • Susan Shultz*
  • Ms. Jeanne B. Sleeper*
  • Eiko and Floyd Stewart
  • Scott Sweetow and Lisa Green-Sweetow*
  • Thomas and Tina Taylor*
  • Lori Tonder
  • Ms. Deborah T. Uba and Dr. Grant W. Uba Sr.*
  • Robert and Maureen Watts
  • Tamara and Chandler White*
  • Denise Wynn*
  • Laura Yescas and Fabian Yescas, Sr.

President Gifts of $1,500

  • Age of Aquariums*
  • Anonymous*
  • Elysia Balmania & Family
  • Robert Barackman and Katrina Ray-Barackman
  • Michael Barnard and Catherine Kim
  • Mark and Joyce Barnett*
  • Joseph A. Bartell and Glenda R. Bartell
  • Rob Bellevue and Margaret Smith*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Black*
  • Judith Blevens*
  • Donald and Judy Bogart
  • Yvonne M. Bogdanovich
  • Phil and Charlene Bosl*
  • Bonnie Brae*
  • Geoffrey and Chris Bremer
  • Jay and Wendy Brooks
  • Roderic Buck and Mercy Rodriguez-Buck
  • Ronald Burch
  • Dr. Carter Butts and Dr. Rachel Martin
  • Jason and Amy Chase
  • Herbert and Faythallegra Claude
  • Karen Conmy and Lori Sherrill*
  • Kevin and Jasel Contreras
  • Denise Dietz*
  • Dr. Charles and Margaret Durnin*
  • Don and Gay Durward*
  • David and Sheila Eaton
  • Kenneth and Kathi Ellis*
  • George and Carrie Fields*
  • Cecile Fisher and Isaias Castellanos
  • Janice Harvey Frank
  • Russ and Karen Frerer*
  • Michael and Christine Gallagher*
  • Lionel Galway and Susan Tritt
  • Gamas Family
  • Jason and Simmon Gee
  • Timothy and Jennifer Glugosh
  • Greg and Marlene Gosser*
  • Jonathan Gordon*
  • Mr. Rickey Green
  • Donald and Christine Hafeman*
  • Christina Hall and John Gresham
  • Cynthia Hamilton and John Battenfeld
  • Darrin Hammer and Danielle Gitthens
  • Paulette and William Heath*
  • Madeline and Donald Heimark*
  • Joseph Herron and Patricia Baird*
  • Rodney and Michelle Hill*
  • Deborah and Robert Hinderliter
  • Valerie and Bob Hoffman
  • Albert C. Hu and Michele E. Brantner
  • Denise Hurst*
  • Mrs. Junko Iwamura and Mr. Tetsuo Iwamura
  • Amanda and Kevin Johnson
  • Vicki Kane and Michael Gaczkowski
  • Joel R. Kessler*
  • Jeanne Kipp and Ronald Kipp*
  • Dr. and Mrs. Micheal A. Kuhn
  • Bonnie and Hank Landsberg*
  • Trish and Don Lange*
  • Kathleen LeClair and Stephanie Senne
  • Lily, Lauren, & Jason Lew-Rapai
  • Patrick and Laura Lewis
  • Jennifer Mahilo
  • Dr. Glen A. March Jr.
  • Gary and Gretchen Marlotte*
  • Margie and Jon Masterson*
  • Lisa and Dolly Masui*
  • Laura Davies Mateo
  • Marc Mazorow and Regina Taylor*
  • Sheri McClanahan
  • Edward and Carol McKeown
  • Thresa and Dave McMurtrey*
  • Janet Mentzer
  • Cheryl and Arthur Milas*
  • Michael K. Nakashoji*
  • Tobi I. Neer*
  • Emily Owens and Matthew Freedman
  • John F. Penny and Christopher Kurimoto*
  • Mr. Rick Pieper
  • Nancy Pinckert*
  • Barbara A. Pollack and John A. Burkholder*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Price
  • Kenneth and Marilyn Prindle
  • Arlette Reed*
  • Joel and Lilya Reiss
  • Mary C. Rooney*
  • Juan and Jennifer Santa
  • Tina and Brian Sarty
  • Kenneth Schlapp and Hiroko Tanji
  • The Shadden Family*
  • Jon Shank and Jonathan Shank
  • Dr. Preston and Nancy Smith*
  • Samuel and Nadia Sorto
  • Silvia and William Spears
  • Brandon and Jennifer Spurgeon*
  • Charles and Ellen Steinmetz*
  • The Stocking Family*
  • Christina and Steve Teubner
  • Alexandra and Terrence Sullivan*
  • Michael and Pauline Timoney
  • Albert F. Thuente*
  • John and Judi Uphold*
  • David and Jeri Vick
  • James Vironda*
  • Fiona Wang and Zheng Zeng
  • Trevor Wong
  • Mr. Richard W. Wright and Mr. Jack Wright*
  • Leonard and Stephanie Wu
  • Mrs. Sonoko Yamada and Mr. Takuji Yamada
  • Philip and Christine Yamauchi
  • Leah C. Young*

*Charter Member
as of 2/1/2024

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
  • LBS Financial Credit Union
  • Pacific Industrial
  • TCI Transportation
  • Windes

We’re grateful to our corporate sponsors who further our mission and provide memorable opportunities to our visitors and members.

  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • The Boeing Company
  • MemorialCare
  • Parkers’ Lighthouse
  • SoCal Honda Dealers Association
  • U.S. Bank

as of 2/1/24

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

Thank You

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