MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM SHORELINES
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A señorita in the kelp forest at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Thanks

Creating a Legacy for the Ocean



Betty Gorman

Dr. Betty Gorman and her partner, Geneva Clymer, were devoted supporters of the Aquarium. For over 18 years, they were Packards' Circle donors and supported many of our remodel projects, including The Ocean's Edge and Sea Otters. Although they lived and worked in Los Angeles, their second home in Monterey allowed them to frequently visit the Aquarium, which they both loved.

Betty was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, and received her M.D. in 1956 from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, which was the second medical institution in the world established to train women in medicine and offer them a medical degree.

At the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Betty was a staff obstetrician and gynecologist and Geneva was the executive director. Both women were dynamic and accomplished professionals, and the idea of community enrichment was important to them.
Last year, we received the sad news that Betty had passed away in 2016 at the age of 87, one year after Geneva passed away at the age of 90. Through her estate, Betty's dedication to the Aquarium was realized once again with a very generous gift. Her bequest will be added to our Board Designated Fund and will provide ongoing support for our education programs, exhibits and conservation initiatives to inspire new generations to care for the ocean.
We're grateful to both women for their longtime support.

To learn how you can support the Aquarium with a gift in your estate plan, please contact Jennifer Ledfors, Gift Planning Officer, at jledfors@mbayaq.org or 831.648.4877. Thank you!



Memorial and Tribute Gifts

If you have a loved one with a passion for the ocean, a memorial or tribute gift to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a meaningful way to honor your friend or family member, and your gift will make a difference for the ocean. Learn how you can support the Aquarium and the future of the ocean with a memorial or tribute gift

Memorial Gifts

We are deeply grateful to the many donors who made gifts, in memory of the following individuals:*

  • Jerry Bagnani
  • Kathleen Barraza
  • Harry Batlin
  • Marjorie Beal
  • Robert A. Beckley
  • Elva Belles
  • Lee and Max Brice
  • Mrs. Brown
  • Willy Benjamin
  • Arnold Bermingham
  • Bill Brewster
  • Lee and Max Brice
  • Eric Greggory Carter
  • Ruth Chapin
  • Jacqueline Colbert
  • William Curtis
  • Eric Daugherty
  • Charles de Guigne
  • Jim Dickinson, Sr.
  • Tim Etcheverry
  • Jean Fitton
  • Dorothy Frassetto
  • Anne Garnero Richerts
  • Fern Gerard
  • Leonie (Nonie) Graddy
  • Gerry Guerin
  • Catherine Hamilton
  • James Harrington
  • John Hastings
  • William M. Havens
  • Manny Hellstern
  • Jonah Hinman
  • Robert "Bob" Huettmann
  • John Kanda
  • Dr. Carl E. Kelly
  • Lyman Lauver
  • Lawrence Lung Pon Lee
  • Alaina Sage Lester
  • Elmo Little
  • Chuck Loomis
  • Katrina Martens
  • Duane Matterson
  • Miranda McColl
  • Barbara McGowan
  • Alan McGregor
  • Phil Mitchell
  • Betty Moy
  • Jeanne Mumby
  • Virginia Nagy
  • Barbara Nusbickel
  • Jane O’Brien
  • Jim Olsen
  • Russ Orten
  • Kikue Ozaki
  • John Ponder
  • George Pratte
  • Ronald Alexander Rico
  • Edward Righter
  • Loretta Rosenga
  • Sawyer Rummelhart
  • John Scelsi
  • Lazaro Sernas
  • Lakas Shimizu
  • Carol Shinmoto
  • Ed Simon
  • Evelyn Smith
  • John Smith
  • Bud Smithson
  • Rose Snedden
  • Marilyn Spiegel
  • Bill Stokes
  • Andy Szoeke
  • Frank Tanaka
  • Valentino Terrile
  • Myles Trisdale
  • Alfred and Margaret Vargas
  • Robert E. Virden
  • Jacqueline Vosbrink
  • Elizabeth Wade
  • Lee Walton
  • Eleanor Weddell
  • Joyce Weiss
  • Keith S. Wellin
  • David Whitling
  • Dr. Thomas Williams
  • Carson Isaiah Young
  • Jack Young
  • Michael "Mick" Young

Tribute Gifts

We are deeply grateful to the many donors who made gifts, in honor of the following individuals and occasions:*

  • Barry Adler
  • Rosie Arathoon
  • Lori Arthur and Tom Stroud's wedding
  • Kelsey Barker
  • Glen Barrett
  • Todd and Alaine Beck
  • Harold Beral
  • Blythe Family
  • Olive Borgsteadt
  • Brinkley Boudreau
  • Chris and RayAnn Bradford
  • Linda Brigham
  • Jaxon Brown
  • Lee Chen
  • Clara Choy
  • Marilyn Clemenza
  • Eva Cole
  • Kathy Coopman's 70th birthday and retirement
  • Lloyd and Nancy Coyne
  • Yasmina Cronin
  • Kimya Csermelyi's birthday
  • Aimee David
  • Mackenzie Davis' birthday
  • Erica DeGarmo
  • Mr. and Mrs. Duffy's anniversary
  • Dr. Maureen Eger
  • Michelle Ermlich and Dan Dopps' wedding
  • Laura Exar's graduation
  • Cara Frankel
  • James Gassmann
  • Julia Gibbs
  • Lindsay Golan
  • Murphy Goodman’s birthday
  • Amanda, Jim, May and Bodean Gowdy
  • Lane Greene
  • Connor Greenwood
  • Bill and Elaine Hall
  • Katherine Harper-Beckett
  • William M. Havens
  • Lindsay Hayashigatani
  • Marla Hendrickson
  • Aurora Hetrick's 7th birthday
  • Karen Hettwer
  • Rosemary Horton's 60th birthday
  • Bob and Kay Huettmann
  • Danielle Hunt
  • Denise Joseph
  • Tamara Juarez
  • Trista Kendall
  • Matthew Kenyon
  • Jane Koska
  • Margie and Bill Krend
  • Cody Krstich
  • Erl Lagerholm
  • Colin and Cara Leary
  • RW Leonard
  • Paul Ligorski
  • Christina MacMillan
  • Ellen Marcus and Andy Sfekas
  • Kaitlyn Rose Marden's birthday
  • Kathy Martin
  • Bill Mashek
  • Michael Matthews
  • Donte Mayer
  • Anne McCormack
  • Jim and Suzi McElwee
  • Mark McGranaghan
  • Chiara McKay's birthday
  • Lauren Mitchell
  • Rachel Mittler
  • Anav Mohan
  • Liam Mortenson's birthday
  • Jeff Myll
  • Debbie Myman
  • Betty Nelson
  • Juliet Norvig
  • Kris Orliss
  • Isela's birthday
  • Keri Parker
  • Kimberly Patterson
  • The Paul Walker Foundation
  • Tiffany Pedulla
  • Mimi and Poppy Peterson
  • Sarah Pipkin
  • Anna Pires
  • John Pirkle
  • Pam Pirkle
  • Blake Polhemus
  • Alexandra Powell
  • John Price
  • Charles Pugh
  • Michelle Rach
  • Maryann Rech
  • Karly Richman
  • Luca Rocamora
  • Stephanie and Steven Rokich-Timothy
  • Richard Rosman
  • Rosemary Rovick
  • Denny Ryan and Chris O'Connell
  • Katrina Ryan
  • Donna San Filippo
  • Kathleen and Philip Schecter
  • Deborah and Lloyd Shaffer
  • Dona Shaw
  • Dr. Ketaki Shriram
  • Cory Silva
  • John Silva
  • Dan Silver
  • Mady Stacy
  • Dr. Michael Stuntz
  • June and John Sullivan
  • Carol Surman
  • Eric Teske
  • The staff at United Incentives
  • Lindsey Valdovino
  • Isabel Villalobos
  • Mary Martha Waltz
  • Brett Ware
  • Bryan Ware
  • Rebecka and Teagan Ware
  • Christina Watson
  • Nicolas West
  • Grace Whittle
  • Terri and Taj Zabala
  • John and Lynnette Zelezny
  • Cindy Zoller

*This listing reflects gifts made September 2016 through August 2017.