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Making a Gift to the Ocean Institute - Get Involved, Save The Ocean, and Fight Pollution

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Ocean Institute's environmental and ocean charities. Your gift counts! Listed below are several ways to contribute; to make the most impact, unrestricted gifts will be used to fund the Institute's highest priority needs.
Your donations would go a long way towards saving the marine and ocean biome.

Your Gift Supports Educationoil spills in the ocean

The Ocean Institute is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization that is able to keep program fees low thanks to generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Using the ocean as a teaching tool, the Ocean Institute inspires learning, literacy, and a love of the environment through unique science and maritime history programs. Your donation will support our mission and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Ways to Give

Annual Fundsea pollution
Your unrestricted gift provides funding for student aid, new educational equipment, competitive salaries to recruit and retain top-ranked instructors, launching new programs and courses, and operational expenses. Your gift reduces the pressure to raise program fees and helps bridge the gap between earned revenue and the true cost of educating and inspiring over 115,000 students each year about marine science, maritime history, and preserving and protecting the ocean environment. We accept gifts of cash, stock, and real property.
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Planned Giftssave the ocean
Planned gifts are an effective way to make a contribution to the Ocean Institute while maximizing your personal financial goals and estate planning needs. There are a number of planned giving opportunities to meet your various needs.
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Naming Opportunities
Make a gift that provides permanent recognition.

LegaSea Societyenvironmental charities
Give the gift of education for years to come. Outright gifts to Endowment and Planned Estate gifts qualify you as members of this donor society.
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Adopt-A-Class
Send students from an under-served school to the Ocean Institute and help support their education.
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Special Eventsocean charity
Each year the Ocean Institute utilizes special events to raise additional funding for the organization. Since each event is different, sponsorship opportunities are customized for each event and provide many opportunities for individuals or companies to participate.

Sponsorship of an event can include: Title or Presenting sponsor naming rights for an event, recognition for you or your company by placement of your name/logo on the invitation, the event program, and event signage, a podium acknowledgement at the event as well as complimentary invitations to the event.

Matching Gifts
Double or even triple your personal gift simply by completing a form at your company.

Ocean Institute Audit
Click here to view report on examinations of financial statements year ending December 31, 2012.

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We have been active members of the Ocean Institute for more than 20 years. Their superb staff runs the finest "hands-on" marine education program in Southern CA. They are experts and teachers.


Mary Lee & Forest Owen
Monarch Beach
20-year Members