Adopt-A-Class

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Adopt-A-Class

Sponsor A Field Trip

With your generosity, underserved students will have an opportunity to learn marine science, maritime history and study the ocean environment while having fun! The cost of $2,500 covers all program fees for up to 45 underserved students plus bus transportation. 

Learn more about Adopt-A-Class here

Click here to make a donation to the Ocean Institute’s Adopt-A-Class Program

Benefits to You

  • Meet the class and experience the program with the students.
  • Receive thank you letters from the students.
  • Get recognition in the community, on the Ocean Institute donor wall, at Ocean Institute special events and on social media.
  • 100 % tax deductible contribution.
  • Receive an honorary 1- year membership.

Sponsors

Did you know that many underserved children living in Southern California have never been to the ocean or on a boat?

More than 10,000 underserved students annually have had this great opportunity to learn at the Ocean Institute thanks to the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors.

  • Alan and Anne Simon
  • Allyson Rhoads
  • Amanda Lloyd
  • Andy and Deyna Mendoza
  • Andy Mendoza
  • Ann Worthington
  • Anthony and Darcie Almada
  • Archie Dunham
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Asia Martija
  • Avalon Elementary PTO
  • Bahram and Kathy Esfahani
  • Barbara O’Brian
  • Bill and Joan Clark
  • Bill and Katie Shreve
  • Bill Phillips
  • Bob and Eileen Hayden
  • Bob and Pam McCloskey
  • Bob Kelton
  • Bob Zasa and Judy Amiano
  • Bonnie Choate
  • Brad and Teresa Stephenson
  • Bradley Schumacher
  • Brandon Norton
  • Brenda and Brian Deeley
  • Britton and Gina Dennis
  • Bryan and Jeanne Stirrat
  • Carla Troup
  • Carlo and Anna Vescovi
  • Carol Dahlke
  • Carol Marks-Dahlke and Kent Dahlke
  • Cathy  Portwood
  • Cathy McCool
  • Chang Lee
  • Charlene Prager
  • Charlie Steinmetz
  • Chris Leavell
  • Chris Pernevi
  • Chris Ruback
  • Chris Sahm
  • City of Dana Point
  • City of Laguna Niguel
  • Clark  Schluter and Wendy Taubitz
  • Cliff and Nan Bianchine
  • Cliff Bream and Julie St. John
  • Coleen Scherf-Ghara and Dar Ghara
  • Cox Cares
  • Cox Communications
  • Croul Family Foundation
  • Dan and Nancy Rudd
  • Dan Rudd
  • Dana Point Historical Society
  • Dana Point Yacht Club
  • Dana Yarger
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Darlene Robertson
  • Dave and Deborah Godber
  • Dave and Ellen Walker
  • Dave and Keiko Simkin
  • Dave Haack and Shannon O’Toole
  • Dave Jochim and Lynnh Jochim
  • Dave Simkin
  • David  and Caroline Hunt
  • David and Carol D’Altorio
  • David and Deborah Buckanavage
  • David DuRee and Cathy McCool
  • David Gordon
  • David Hou
  • David Reenders
  • Deborah Buckanavage
  • Dee Cinquegrani
  • Dennis and Marcia Forsyth
  • Diane and Ralph Myers
  • Don Dalis and Joanne Ishimine
  • Donald Crevier
  • Donna Szenyeri
  • Doug  and Bonnie Toth
  • Doug Kunnel
  • Duane Cave and Carol Gambie
  • Dupont Residential Care
  • Ebell Club of Fullerton
  • Edgar Shrom
  • Edward and Kathleen Quinn
  • Ellyn Gelson
  • Eric and Chris Fenmore
  • Eric and Renee Johnson
  • Erich and Lisa Bollinger
  • Errol and Will Foremaster
  • Essy Amirhekmat
  • Eugene Pinedo
  • Eve Duddy
  • Flori Ciocan
  • Floyd and Kathy Gooch
  • Fluor Foundation
  • Frank and Christen Wright
  • Fred and Beth Mills
  • Fred Reeves and Jane Peebles
  • Fred Whitaker
  • Frederick and Kelly Thiel
  • Fuscoe Engineering
  • Gail Moscoso
  • Gary and Barbara Fox
  • Gary and Laura Roth
  • Gary Winn and Karin Reilly
  • Gelson’s Markets
  • George and Wanda Cou
  • Gerrard and Elizabeth Connolly
  • GMU Geotechnical, Inc.
  • Greg and Sharon Wohl
  • Gregory Pellizzon
  • Heidi Zeller
  • Hugh and Beverly Verano
  • J. Michael Bates
  • Jack & Barbara Goffman
  • James & Sue Swenson
  • James and Marcy Kalina
  • James M. Cox Foundation
  • Jane Morris
  • Janet Evans
  • Janie Solis
  • Jason Green
  • Jay and Chanya Longley
  • JB and Gretchen Theders
  • Jeff and Kris Stoddard
  • Jeff and Nina Benck
  • Jeff and Susan Brown
  • Jeff Cova
  • Jeff Myers
  • Jeff Van buren
  • Jeffrey and Mary Hipshman
  • Jennifer Schroeder
  • Jens and Jody Hudson
  • Jens and Nicole von Gierke
  • Jim and Betsy Parrott
  • Jim and Erin Moloney
  • Jim and Judy Kissinger
  • Jim and Leslie Earley
  • Joe and Joyce Colombatto
  • Joe and Kathi Coleman
  • Joe and Victoria Woodmancy
  • John and Eve Duddy
  • John and Michelle Williams
  • Jon Cobain and Judy Flynn
  • Joseph and Gail Moscoso
  • Joseph Miller
  • Joyce Alexander
  • Joyce Lender
  • Justin and Jaymee McMahon
  • Karen Morris
  • Karl and Marilyn Hardesty
  • Katherine Kelton
  • Kathleen  Daniel
  • Kathryn Slattery
  • Kathy Gooch
  • Keith and Lois Raffel
  • Ken and Pamela Petersen
  • Kevin  Ryan
  • Kirk and Linda Retz
  • Kirk Retz
  • Kiwanis Club of Orange
  • Kjell and Barbara Gronvold
  • Kristin Olson
  • Kristin Walseth
  • Laguna Niguel Rotary Foundation Inc.
  • Larry and Debbie Green
  • Larry and Diane Swartz
  • Laurie Christensen and Kevin Wheelock
  • Lee and Susan Hill
  • Lee Ann Marienthal
  • Leo and Barbara O’Brian
  • Les and Teresa Whitney
  • Linda I. Smith Foundation
  • Linda Thomas and Joseph Motley
  • Lisa Lang and Ron Walls
  • Lynn Bowlby
  • Margaret Buchanan
  • Marge Harris
  • Maria & Doug Abramson
  • Marietta Hannigan
  • Mark and Kim Clemens
  • Marsi Roberson
  • Martin Colombatto
  • Mary Elizabeth Portwood
  • Mary Lutze
  • Massen Greene Foundation
  • Maurice Masson
  • MBK Real Estate, LLC
  • Melinda Dewey
  • Melinda Williams and Mark Ward
  • Melvin and Linda Chambers
  • Michael and Lorraine Schirm
  • Michael and Sandie Lee
  • Michael Schirm
  • Michelle Thames
  • Mike and Trilby Smith
  • Mike Smith
  • Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary
  • Nancy Tullos
  • National Charity League – Capistrano Coast Chapter
  • National Charity League Laguna Chapter
  • Oakley Inc.
  • Orange County Community Foundation
  • Oz and Amy Ciftcikara
  • Pam Ender
  • Pam McCloskey
  • Pamela Forney
  • Pat and Lori Mines
  • Pat Prescott and Reggie Jackson
  • Patricia Chacopulos
  • Patrick and Bonnie Fuscoe
  • Patrick and Rebecca Prendiville
  • Paul  and Michelle Mansky
  • Paul and Chip Tuvman
  • Paul and Joyce Alexander
  • Paul and Rene Sampedro
  • Paul and Sara Heeschen
  • Paul Musco and Sheila Ezzati
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea
  • Pete Kote
  • Pretika Corporation
  • R.L. Jones
  • Ralph Myers
  • Randolph Schroeder
  • Randy Orozco
  • Raymond and Ellen Lus
  • Renee Beckloff
  • Renee Settas
  • Rick and Christiane Braun
  • Rick and Susie Goldenberg
  • Ricki  Older
  • Robert and Ann Duncan
  • Robert and Cylva Faris
  • Robert and Linda Hartung
  • Robert Beaulieu and Linda Mosure
  • Robert Lacy
  • Robert Palmer and Nancy Malleo
  • Roger and Leslie Lackey
  • Ron and June Hubbard
  • Roozbeh Houshyar and Michelle Hure
  • Roxanne DePalma
  • Roxy Zavas
  • Russ and Tracie Fulford
  • Ryan and Bridgette Anslyn
  • Sally and John Coombe
  • Sally Wahrmann
  • Samuel and Kathy Danskin
  • San Clemente Junior Woman’s Club
  • San Clemente Ocean Festival
  • San Clemente Rotary Foundation Inc.
  • San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Sandra Lee
  • Scott and Julia Kline
  • Scott and Michele Connella
  • Scott and Patricia Whitmore
  • Scott and Tracy Ferguson
  • Sempra Energy Utilities
  • Sharon Boies
  • Sharon Knighton
  • Southern California Edison
  • St.John’s Episcopal School
  • Stan Sorensen
  • Stephen Park
  • Steve and Darlene Rudkin
  • Steve and Julie Rapattoni
  • Steve and Marianne Park
  • Steve Naber and Dorthe Smith
  • Steve Peirce and Lisa Harter
  • Steven Harris
  • Taco Bell Corporation
  • Talle Voorhies
  • Ted and Clare Lavino
  • Teri Fischer
  • Terry and Tina Olson
  • Tim and Suzi Clifford
  • Timothy Harmon
  • Tina Applewhite
  • Tom Ender
  • Tony and Jessalyn Frachimone
  • Tony and Julie Gregory
  • Tony Frachimone
  • Tony Robertson and Nancy Tullos
  • Tracie Fulford
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Valerie Drey
  • Victoria Deaton
  • Viet Tran and Christie Coats
  • Walter Sebring
  • Wayne and Carolyn Rayfield
  • WD Foundation
  • William and Debby Steel
  • William and Erica Stetson
  • William and Evelyn Clark
  • Willie and Kathy Payne