Giving Opportunities

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Adopt-A-Class

Adopt-A-Class

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!

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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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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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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 fundraising organization benefiting the Ocean Institute. The guild was founded in 1988 and has raised more than $1.3 million for the Ocean Institute.

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Adopt-An-Animal

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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Sand Dollar Guild – Holiday Fashion Show

December 3 - Holiday glamour fashion show. A light dinner, entertainment, raffle and silent auction, and of course beautiful clothes and accessories from the fashion boutique to help you get in the spirit for this beautiful time of year. Tickets may be purchased online or from any Sand Dollar Guild member.

Contact: communications@sanddollarguild.org

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Ocean Institute Financials

Audited financial statement 2015:Download PDF

Ocean Institute 2015 Form 990: Download PDF

Audited financial statement for 2014: Download PDF

Ocean Institute 2014 Form 990: Download PDF

Event

Sand Dollar Guild – Battle of the Bands

September 29 – Battle of the Bands with silent auction, delicious samples from various local restaurants, dancing,  raffle prizes and more. Tickets are $55.00, or $100.00 for two tickets. Tickets may be purchased online or from any Sand Dollar Guild member.

Contact: communications@sanddollarguild.org