Our Sponsors


Thank You to Our Generous Donors!

Ocean Institute is honored to recognize its 2018 generous individual, corporate and foundation donors. Thanks to your belief in our mission and your generous philanthropy, Ocean Institute earned more than $2.6 million in contributed support in 2018. THANK YOU! 

Donors of $25,000 or more:

Mel & Linda Chambers

Bonnie Chwalek

Charlie Steinmetz

Michael & Sue Torcaso

Croul Family Foundation

Hay House

Mantra Band

Massen Greene Foundation 

Omaha Community Foundation 

Schlinger Family Foundation 

Steinmetz Foundation 

Swenson Family Foundation 

The Doyle Foundation

McBeth Foundation 

The Nicholas Endowment 

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation 

The Boeing Company

Anonymous Foundation

California Coastal Commission – Whale Tail Grants

Sahm Family Foundation

California Cultural and Historical Endowment


Donors of $1,000 to $24,999:

Kelly Allen

David & Debbie Antenesse

Constance Bailey

Michael Bates

Kelly & Bob Binkley

Charlotte Cerruti

William Clark

Judy & Jon Cobain

Cathy & Cameron Dube

Diane Ferguson

Jack & Barbara Goffman

Michael & Lee Gottlieb

Cindy & Dan Griesemer

Jill & Tim Harmon

Robert Harrington Jr.

Steve Harris

Jeff Huston

Jan Jewell

David & Lynn Jochim

Rob Keiser

Irais & Bob Kolesar

David & Fay Kristjanson

Tyler Leeson

Susan Levine

Tom & Grace Lieblein

James & Katie Loss

Ania Lowenthal

Barbara & Scott Maccabe

Pat & Bob MacDonald

Barbara & Greg MacGillivray

Tim & Carol McMahon

Jessica Medeiros

Shawna Moznett

Diane Myers

Thom Nichols

Sheri & David Normandin

Terry Olson

Susan Paish

Pamela & Ken Petersen

Kristine Pulizotto

Chrissy & Kevin Rausch

Jack Robbins

Ty & Shelly Rogers

Darlene & Steve Rudkin

Jeannine Smith

Bill & Debby Steel

Rita Tayenaka

Jill Tracy

David Walker

Scott & Patricia Whitmore

Michele & John Williams

Ann Worthington

Union Bank 

Cox Communications

Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

Cove Gallery

ALHI Executive Cup 

Clive Cussler Foundation

Coral Thift Shop

First American Title 

First American Trust 

GMU Geotechnical 


In Memory of Jody Upham Billings 

In Memory of Mike Schiffer

Kenneth Lester Family Foundation 

Kling Family Foundation 

Legado Investments Group 

Linda I. Smith Foundation

McMonigle Group 

Mission Paving 

Navigators Print & Design 

Norbell Foundation 

Nordhavn Yachts 

Orange County Community Foundation 

Parker Hannifin


Peter & Mary Muth Foundation 

Rancho Mesa Insurance 

Resources Legacy Foundation

San Clemente Ocean Festival 

San Clemente Sunrise Rotary 

Schwemm Family Foundation 


Shanahan Charitable Foundation 

SIMA Environmental Fund

Southern California Gas Company 

TK Foundation 

Ueberroth Family Foundation 

Union Bank

Greg and Sharon Wohl

The Norris Foundation

Angels Baseball Foundation

Weiler Foundation

Crean Foundation

George Hoag Family Foundation