Donors Making Waves of Impact

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Waves of Impact

Donors make a difference!  Thanks to your generosity, the Ocean Institute is able to host thousands of students on once-in-a-lifetime field trip experiences.

Enjoy these highlights from recent programs.

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Thank you, Nicholas Endowment

The Ocean Institute would like to thank The Nicholas Endowment for their continued support throughout the past 10 years. Since 2006, The Nicholas Endowment has given more than $1 million to the Ocean Institute in support of our educational programs and facilities, helping us provide ocean education to students, teachers, and most recently the general public at-large.

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Thank You November Donors!

This time of year, as we gather with family and friends to reflect upon all we are thankful for, we at the Ocean Institute are giving thanks for our generous supporters from the past month!

Thomas Witzel  

Mary Lauwereins

Lucille Sinfield

Glenn Southard

George Franklin

Michael Difilippo

Ian Pullan

Janet Joy Schnebel

Joseph Kulikowski

Martha Gromotsky

Vivien Wyse

Ralph Wilson

John Kanzler

John Hay

Janet and Ted Hirth

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Thank you for Supporting the 32nd Annual Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival

The Ocean Institute was again amazed by the “waves of impact” that our generous donors, sponsors and community supporters made in the success of our 2016 Tall Ships Festival! Our presenting sponsor, Toshiba of America Business Solutions, provided the foundation of support for a weekend of fun and education for over 10,000 visitors. We are so appreciative of Toshiba as well as our other sponsors, without whom we could not have had such a great festival!

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Ocean Institute Partners with WeShop.org

JULY ONLY! The Ocean Institute is proud to be teaming up with WeShop.org, a Community Contribution Company that promotes eco-friendly products from companies that have committed to donate part of their profits to an amazing cause. 

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Irvine BMW Making Waves of Impact

Through generous sponsorships of Ocean Institute special events, including the Jazz Festival, Tall Ships Festival and Sea Star Stroll, Irvine BMW has created a wonderful partnership that supports our efforts to educate and inspire.

In the last few years, Irvine BMW has sponsored nearly 200 students from Title I schools for STEM-based field trips. Students were able to dissect fish, perform water chemistry testing, learn about the life cycle of a jelly and see marine mammals in their native habitat. For many students, this was their first time on a boat and seeing dolphins and whales in the ocean! It was all made possible through the generosity of Irvine BMW.

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Margaret Buchanan Making Waves of Impact

In December, over 70 students from Daniel Phelan School in Whittier visited the Ocean Institute for a “Life in the Abyss” overnight program thanks to the Adopt-A-Class sponsorship by Margaret Buchanan. Going above and beyond her amazing generosity, Buchanan joined the students during their field trip for dinner to hear highlights of their first-in-a-lifetime field trip. In addition, she responded to each and every thank you note she received from the students after their trip.