Thank You from Dan Pingaro
Greetings to All Ocean Institute Volunteers,
I wanted to take this opportunity during National Volunteer Week to say thank you for your hard work and dedication. It has only taken the few short days that I have been at Ocean Institute to see the immense positive impact you have upon Ocean Institute. Your passion for ocean education and love for this institution are evident and inspires our staff, visitors, the community, and beyond.
Ocean Institute’s volunteers have contributed more than 5,500 hours of service in the first three months of this year. These hours have not only kept daily operations going, but were key to the success of two of Ocean Institute’s biggest events of the year, Jazz Festival and Festival of Whales. The 30,000 plus hours of service completed by Ocean Institute Volunteers each year speaks to the tenacity and enthusiasm of Ocean Institute’s greatest resource – you! I want to honor the volunteer contributions of the past, and help our volunteer programs grow and progress into the future. Every volunteer voice matters and I appreciate all that you contribute to Ocean Institute. I have greatly enjoyed meeting some of the volunteer team and can’t wait to get to know you all better.
Happy National Volunteer Week! Thank you again for all you have done and continue to do for our community.
President & CEO