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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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Robin Riggs

Thank you to our committed and dedicated board members.

  • Mr. Mark Bertrand
  • Mr. David Cameron
  • Ms. Esther Chui Chao
  • Ms. Kathleen Eckert
  • Mr. Ed Feo, chair
  • Mr. Bob Foster
  • 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
  • Ms. Chanwantha Sam Limon
  • Mr. Henry Matson
  • Mr. John Molina
  • 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 3/1/22

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 Resource 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
  • Boeing
  • Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
  • TikTok
  • U.S. Bank

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
  • Jim and Gail Gray
  • Dianne B. Gugel
  • Donald and Christine Hafeman
  • 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 9/1/2022

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 $100,000+

  • John and Nancy Edwards Family Foundation

Ambassador $15,000 - $24,999

  • Jeff Jew and Ambrielle Army
  • Susann H. Norton
  • Glenn Suhd
  • Marlene Temple*

Fellow $10,000 - $14,999

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

Chairman $5,000 - $9,999

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

Director $2,500 - $4,999

  • Steven and Sheri Altieri
  • Richard Boucher and Andrea Amram*
  • Anonymous*
  • Morgan Barrows and Anthony Pichardo*
  • Keegan Bonebrake and Kiana Ashtiani
  • Richard Boucher and Andrea Amram*
  • James and Barbara Brownell
  • Doug and Beth Buurma
  • David and Amelia Cameron
  • Esther S. M. Chui Chao*
  • Gerard Hanley and Donna Chinn*
  • Jin and Richard Chon
  • Jessica and Justin Crow
  • Donald F. Desfor and Carol Duong*
  • Ronald and Susan Duncan
  • Kathleen M. Eckert
  • Megan and Oliver 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*
  • Vincent and Gissele Gonzales
  • Margaret Gordon
  • Robert and Marilyn Grove
  • Bob and Jennifer Hagle*
  • Lindsey Haines and Sandra Ramirez
  • Josh Jones and Tweeny Kau
  • Michelle Paradise and Meredith Kadlec
  • Sarah Kaleel
  • Suzanne Kelley
  • King’s Seafood Company
  • Todd and Shareen King
  • Richard and Linda Landes*
  • 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
  • Peter Morin and Katrina Pelto*
  • Mona and Dr. Jeffrey W. Morris*
  • Margie and Frank Newell*
  • Kathie Nirschl
  • Dana Noble*
  • Luther and Ginger Nussbaum
  • Stephen and Brenda Olson*
  • Douglas Otto and Freda Hinsche Otto*
  • Mark Paullin
  • John F. Penny and Christopher Kurimoto*
  • Karl Pettijohn
  • Lyn and John Pohlmann*
  • Edward and Diana Putz*
  • Lily, Lauren, & Jason Lew-Rapai
  • James A. Reep Family Foundation
  • James and Sheila Schlee*
  • Dave Shlemmer*
  • Susan Shultz*
  • Jeanne B. Sleeper*
  • Anne-Marie and Alex Spataru
  • Eiko and Floyd Stewart*
  • Richard and Barbara Stratton*
  • Scott Sweetow and Lisa Green-Sweetow*
  • Don Tippett
  • Lori Tonder
  • Robert and Maureen Watts
  • Paulina Robledo Williams and Mark Williams
  • Laura Yescas and Fabian Yescas, Sr.
  • Steve and Marlene Young*

President $1,500 - $2,499

  • Ryan Affeldt
  • President
  • Age of Aquariums
  • Anonymous* (2)
  • Howard and Nikki Applebaum*
  • Joseph Herron and Patricia Baird*
  • Elysia Balmania & Family
  • Robert Barackman and Katrina Ray-Barackman*
  • Mark and Joyce Barnett*
  • Joseph A. Bartell and Glenda R. Bartell
  • Rob Bellevue and Margaret Smith*
  • Benjamin and Rebecca Birdsall
  • Judith L. Blevens*
  • Donald and Judy Bogart
  • Yvonne M. Bogdanovich
  • Phil and Charlene Bosl*
  • Bonnie Brae*
  • Albert C. Hu and Michele E. Brantner
  • Anthony Brown
  • Daniel Brozost and Nicole Schiff Brozost
  • Todd and Cory Buchner*
  • Ronald Burch
  • Barbara A. Pollack and John A. Burkholder*
  • Rachel T. Martin and Carter Butts
  • Daniel and Araceli Camarillo
  • Cecile Fisher and Isaias Castellanos
  • Jason and Amy Chase
  • Hebert and Faythallegra Claude
  • Kevin and Jasel Contreras
  • Daniel Davia and Maria Soto
  • Denise Dietz*
  • John and Vickie Dupuy*
  • Dr. Charles and Margaret Durnin*
  • Don and Gay Durward*
  • David and Sheila Eaton*
  • Kenneth and Kathi Ellis*
  • George and Carrie Fields*
  • Suzanne Forman
  • Emily Owens and Matthew Freedman
  • Russ and Karen Frerer*
  • Michael J. Gaczkowski and Vicki L. Kane
  • Michael and Christine Gallagher*
  • Lionel Galway and Susan Tritt
  • Gamas Family
  • Timothy and Jennifer Glugosh
  • Jonathan Gordon*
  • Greg and Marlene Gosser*
  • Rickey Green
  • Christina Hall and John Greshham
  • Donald and Christine Hafeman*
  • Steve and Lisa Hansen
  • Dr. Carl, Elise and Shelby Hartman*
  • Madeline and Donald Heimark*
  • Otto and Shirley Henke*
  • Valerie and Bob Hoffman
  • Mark and Mary Hoover
  • Denise Hurst*
  • Amanda and Kevin Johnson
  • Charles Karubian and Anna Whitehead
  • 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
  • Leann Mainis and Austin Kurtz
  • Kwan Family Enaz Foundation
  • Bonnie and Hank Landsberg*
  • Trish and Don Lange*
  • Robert and Nancy Latimer*
  • Kathleen LeClair and Stephanie Senne
  • Michael and Vanessa Lewis*
  • Patrick and Laura Lewis
  • Barbara Long and William Waterhouse*
  • Gary and Gretchen Marlotte*
  • Margie and Jon Masterson*
  • Lisa and Dolly Masui*
  • Edward and Carol McKeown
  • Thresa and Dave McMurtrey*
  • Janet Mentzer
  • Margaret Merryfield*
  • Art and Cheryl Milas*
  • Mary Murfey
  • Michael K. Nakashoji*
  • Tobi I. Neer*
  • Pamela Paterson and Robin Paterson
  • Nancy Pinckert*
  • Kenneth and Marilyn Prindle*
  • Ernest Quinones and Timothy Rattel
  • Elsie Damon Rash*
  • Arlette Reed*
  • Mary C. Rooney*
  • William and Diane Salter*
  • Juan and Jennifer Santa
  • Tina and Brian Sarty
  • Jane and Jonathan Shank
  • Jeffrey and Deborah Simpson
  • The Shadden Family
  • Dr. Preston and Nancy Smith*
  • Richard and Luan Smith
  • Brandon and Jennifer Spurgeon*
  • Del and Carole Stagg*
  • Charles and Ellen Steinmetz*
  • Paul Stelling*
  • The Stocking Family*
  • Alexandra and Terrence Sullivan*
  • Takehiko Suzuki and Deborah May*
  • Lauren and Steve Tabor*
  • Thomas and Tina Taylor*
  • Christina and Steve Teubner
  • Dr. Grant and Debbie Uba*
  • John and Judi Uphold*
  • Michele and Paula Del Vicario
  • David and Jeri Vick
  • James Vironda*
  • Tamara and Chandler White*
  • Cristine Wolf*
  • Trevor Wong
  • Mr. Richard W. Wright and Mr. Jack Wright*
  • Philip and Christine Yamauchi
  • Leila Yoonessi-Imandoust
  • Leah C. Young*
*Charter Member

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
  • Jeffrey and Julia Headon
  • 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
  • Alan and Wendy Puzarne
  • Veronica Quintero
  • John and Robin Renfro
  • Mary Rooney
  • William and Diane Salter
  • Jeanne Sleeper
  • Daniel and Rebecca Siskin
  • Jean Smith
  • Marvin Suomi
  • Ken Walker
  • John and Patricia Wang
  • Erik Wedin
  • Charles and Maureen Wilmot
  • Justin Wong
  • Denise Wynn

as of 9/1/2022

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
  • Hugh Ryono
  • Susan Schwartz
  • Jeanne Sleeper
  • Betsy Suttle
  • Leah Young
  • Laurie Abshire
  • Barbara Anders
  • Diane Blackford

Active Volunteers with over 10,000 hours

  • Rod Bush
  • Val Hoffman
  • Leah Young
  • Hugh Ryono
  • Robin Riggs
  • Jim Scott
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Your Support Makes So Much Possible

Highlighting some of our projects and the supporters who make the work we do possible.

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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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