Adopt-A-Class

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Adopt-A-Class

Sponsor A Field Trip

Our Adopt-A-Class program enables underserved students from Title I schools across California, to visit the Ocean Institute for hands-on STEM education. The Adopt-A-Class program is crucial to give these students the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom. The program is truly life chaging for these students, as many have never seen the ocean, or been on a boat before.

Together, we can make a difference!

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.

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

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