Giving Opportunities

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Annual Fund

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You have entrusted us with ocean education in this region for the past 40 years, we have created more than 60 educational programs and engage over 250,000 visitors annually.  We need your support to help shape the next 40 years. 

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Benefits for you!

Donate here to recieve the benefits listed below!

DREAM MAKER $5,000 and up

All benefits listed for Trail Blazer plus:
• 10-person private cocktail reception on an Ocean Institute Tall Ship
• 8 Whale Watching tickets aboard the R/V Sea Explorer 
• 6 Holiday Lights Viewing Party tickets
• 4 Friday night Jazz Festival tickets (includes VIP Reception and Parking)
• 4 Tall Ships Festival and Mermaid Breakfast tickets
• 2 Board of Directors Reception Invitations

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Bring students from an underserved school to the Ocean Institute and help support their education. 

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Planned Gifts

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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Sand Dollar Guild

The Sand Dollar Guild is a fund raising organization benefiting the Ocean Institute.  For over 25 years this guild has provided major support to numerous programs and facilities at the Ocean Institute. 

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LegaSea Society

Give the gift of education for years to come. Outright gifts to the endowment and planned gifts qualify you as a member of this donor society. 

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Make a gift that provides permanent recognition.

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Matching Gifts

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

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Ocean Institute Financials

Audited financial statement for 2015: Download PDF

Ocean Institute 2014 Form 990: Download PDF