MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM SHORELINES
ALL ISSUES    |    SUMMER 2017
A sharpnose crab between rocks covered in strawberry anemones in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Deep Reef gallery

Thanks

Creating a Legacy for the Ocean



Jim and Willy Mitchel Jim and Willy Mitchel, Leadership Council and Ocean Legacy Circle Donors

Jim Mitchel grew up in Evansville, Indiana, the son of a Kentuckian who never had a birth certificate. He graduated from Purdue University in 1965 and immediately took a job at General Electric (GE) in Cleveland, where he worked as an accountant. It was there he met Willy, who was the secretary to the director of the division, and they married in 1972.

Jim and Willy were devoted to each other. They shared a love for travel, tennis, skiing, and an appreciation for the natural world. Eventually they ended up in Cupertino where Willy was a manager at Okidata North America and Jim was CFO and VP of Operations for Virtual Communications, Inc.

They joined the Aquarium and faithfully supported our work as Leadership Council donors for 24 years, with Jim making sure that each year the Aquarium received a matching gift from GE. Willy and Jim joined our Ocean Legacy Circle in 2003, but we did not know until last year—when they passed away—the depth of their generosity and commitment.

Knowing how much they loved the Aquarium and believed in the importance of our conservation work, we will direct Jim and Willy's very generous bequest toward our Board Designated Fund. In this way, their support for the Aquarium will continue far into the future and becomes their legacy, inspiring new generations to care for and protect the ocean.
We will always be thankful, and we are proud to permanently recognize the Estate of James and Lillian Mitchell on our Benefactor's Plaque in the Aquarium.

Learn how you can support the Aquarium and the future of the ocean with a bequest, or to let us know you have included the Aquarium in your will or trust, please e-mail Mary Mullen or call (831) 648-4913. Thank you!



Business Partnerships

We hope you'll join the many dedicated and generous businesses that already support the Aquarium—together, we can work toward ensuring a future with a healthy ocean. Learn how your business can support the Aquarium

Contributions
$100,000 and Above

  • Adobe Foundation
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Cisco Systems Foundation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • HP Corporate Fund
  • HP Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Salesforce
  • Service Systems Associates
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Contributions
up to $99,999

  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Boxcar Press
  • Crystal Clear Pictures
  • California Humanities
  • Carmel Valley Women's Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chevron
  • Children's Miracle Network/Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Cypress Ag Consulting
  • DeepDyve, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Falcon Trading Company, Inc.
  • FedEx
  • First Tech Federal Credit Union
  • Galapagos Travel
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Google
  • GourmetFest Carmel, LLC
  • Heidrick & Struggles
  • Holman Ranch, LLC
  • Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
  • Macy's
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • Monarch Water
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pebble Beach Company Foundation
  • Safari West, Inc.
  • Salesforce
  • SAP
  • ScholarShare
  • Sequoia Orange Co., Inc.
  • SK hynix
  • United Way California Capital Region
  • Union Bank
  • Untamed Sandwiches LLC
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Wonderful Company

Business Memberships
$2,500 and Above

  • Carmel Development Company
  • Chambers & Chambers
  • Chevron Corporation
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • EHDD
  • Epicurean Group
  • Finch Montgomery Wright LLP
  • Frank M. Booth, Inc.
  • Granite Construction
  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey
  • Macy's
  • Nordic Naturals
  • Passionfish
  • Portola Hotel & Spa
  • Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.
  • Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery
  • The Wharf Marketplace

Business Memberships
$500–$2,499

  • Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  • All Seas Wholesale, Inc.
  • Alvarez Technology Group, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Bamboo Reef Enterprises
  • Bamboo Reef Enterprises Dive Center
  • Big Creek Lumber Company
  • Blach Construction Co.
  • Bob The Printer
  • Bonafide Properties, Inc.
  • Carmel Insurance Agency
  • The D. L. James House at Searock
  • Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
  • The Fishwife Restaurants
  • Green Star Produce Marketing, Inc.
  • Greenwood Supply Co LLC
  • Hampton Inn Monterey
  • Holiday Inn Express - Cannery Row
  • Inns by the Sea
  • Kwik'Pak Fisheries LLC
  • Lakeside Organic Gardens
  • MacDuff's Pub
  • The Management Trust
  • Marine Ingredients
  • Monterey Bay Boatworks
  • Monterey Peninsula Inns
  • More Wishes Inc.
  • MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt
  • NewGem Foods, LLC
  • Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
  • Pacific Metrics
  • Palace Business Solutions
  • Premium Packing, Inc.
  • Richard T. Dauphine, MD, Center for the Knee and Shoulder
  • Rutherford & Chekene
  • Salas O'Brien Engineers, Inc.
  • Sea-Kind, Inc.
  • Seven Gables Inn
  • Smile Business Products, Inc.
  • Stocker & Allaire, Inc.
  • Struve Financial & Insurance Services
  • System Studies
  • Tenji, Inc.
  • Verlasso
  • Wasabe Beverages Inc.
  • Wild Thyme Deli & Café

Matching Gifts
$2,500 and Above

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Anonymous
  • The Bank of America
  • Becton Dickinson Foundation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Genentech
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Visa Inc.
  • VMware
  • Walmart

Matching Gifts
$500–$2,499

  • 3M Foundation
  • Ace Charitable Foundation
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alliance Bernstein
  • Alliance Data
  • American Express
  • Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Amica Companies Foundation
  • Aon Risk Solutions, Inc. of Central California
  • Applied Materials Foundation
  • Analytics Operation Engineering, Inc.
  • Atlassian, Inc.
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Bank of the West
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Boeing
  • BP Foundation, Inc.
  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • The Clorox Company
  • Convergent Technologies
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Deckers Outdoor Corporation
  • Dolby
  • Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.
  • DST Systems, Inc.
  • eBay Inc.
  • Electronic Arts Outreach
  • Equinix, Inc.
  • Esurance Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Expedia
  • Experian
  • ExxonMobil
  • Gallo Winery
  • Gap Inc.
  • Garter
  • General Mills
  • Ginger Labs, Inc.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • HGST
  • Home Depot
  • HP Inc.
  • HSBC
  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intuit Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keysight Technologies
  • KT Foundation
  • Lam Research
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Foundation
  • LinkedIn
  • Macy's
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • McKesson Foundation
  • Mentor Graphics Foundation
  • Merck Partnership for Giving
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Neon Liberty Capital Management, LLC
  • Netflix
  • Nordstrom
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation
  • Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Inc.
  • NVIDIA Corp.
  • Oracle
  • The Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation
  • PayPal
  • The Pitney Bowes Foundation
  • The Progressive Insurance Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • Qualcomm
  • Rambus Inc.
  • Salesforce
  • SanDisk
  • SAP
  • Shell Oil Company
  • State Farm
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Tableau Foundation
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thomas Reuters
  • UBS
  • Union Bank
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Varian Medical Systems Inc.
  • Verizon
  • Walt Disney Company Foundation
  • Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc.
  • Waters Corporation
  • Western Digital
  • Workday Inc.
  • Yahoo!

We also extend our deepest gratitude to the following companies for making in-kind contributions of their products to support our programs.

In-Kind Contributions
$2,500 and Above

  • Carmel Valley Roasting Company
  • Cima Collina
  • Pucci Seafoods
  • San Juan Oaks Golf Club
  • Service Systems Associates
  • Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

In-Kind Contributions
$500–$2,499

  • The Abalone Farm
  • Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery
  • Alta Palla
  • AQUA TERRA Culinary
  • Artisan
  • Barndiva
  • Basil Seasonal Dining
  • Belgian Pacific Brewing Co.
  • Benzinger Family Winery
  • Bernardus Winery
  • Blanc de Bleu
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Boylan
  • Bravas Bar de Tapas
  • Carmel Road Winery
  • Clover Stornetta Farms
  • Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards
  • De Tierra Vineyard
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Dry Creek Kitchen
  • Estancia Winery
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • The Fishwife Restaurants
  • Frey Vineyards
  • Golden Bear Drink Company
  • Guglielmo Winery
  • Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery
  • Hawaii Sea Spirits
  • Heller Estate Organic Vineyards
  • Hog Island OysterCo.
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lodi Winegrape Commission
  • Mateo's Cocina Latina
  • Monterey Bay Seaweeds
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
  • Monte's
  • Morgan Winery
  • Noble Vines
  • ONEHOPE Wines
  • Ora King
  • Passionfish
  • Penny Ice Creamery
  • Peppoli at Pebble Beach
  • Peter B's Brew Pub
  • Portola Hotel & Spa
  • Restaurant Aubergine
  • Santa Cruz Fish Co.
  • Scheid Vineyards
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Silk Road Soda Company
  • Single Thread Farms
  • Spoonbar
  • Sterling Caviar
  • Storrs Winery and Vineyard
  • TCHO Chocolates
  • Ventana Vineyards
  • The Wild Plum Café
  • Wrath Wines