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Strawberry anemones displaying biofluorescence at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

THANKS

Creating a Lasting Legacy for the Ocean



Patrice Boeke and Tom Alburn

Like many Aquarium supporters, Patrice Boeke and Tom Alburn are passionate about scuba diving and the ocean—so much so they were married in Fiji on a diving excursion!

They met through their mutual friend, Eugenie Clark, PhD, a renowned ichthyologist known as "the Shark Lady" for her research on shark behavior and her study of fishes. For 14 years, Tom spent nearly all his vacation time—over 500 days—at sea as Genie's research assistant.

One day after diving in Monterey Bay, they visited the Aquarium. Here they saw hundreds of people connecting with ocean animals by viewing our living exhibits.

"Seeing the beauty and complexity of marine environments helps to increase empathy for ocean life and reinforces the need for protection," Tom says.
"The Monterey Bay Aquarium does an excellent job of educating people about the need for conservation and helping them make choices that are good for the ocean," says Tom.
Patrice says it was because of the Aquarium's mission to inspire conservation of the ocean, and her and Tom's love of the underwater world, that they became Ocean Legacy Circle donors by designating the Aquarium as a beneficiary of their IRA to create a personal endowment in their names.
We will always be grateful to Patrice and Tom for their dedication to making a bright future possible for the ocean and for all who depend upon it.

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



Memorial & 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:*

  • David Albaum
  • Frank Anderson
  • Harry Batlin
  • Sue Arrington
  • Meta Barthol
  • Andrew Berrett
  • Marge Blockhan
  • Roxann Boneschans
  • Albert “Curt” Bowman
  • Lee and Max Brice
  • William Broyles
  • Frank O. Bryan, Jr.
  • Hilda Canales
  • Walter Capello
  • Andy Case
  • Baceleo Castellano
  • Robert Chapman
  • Joey Christensen
  • Lydia Corser
  • Charles Cromar
  • A.P. Croonquist
  • Nancy Cross
  • Jane Crotser
  • Paul DeLay
  • Jim Dickinson, Sr.
  • Phillip DiGirolamo
  • Barbara Donahue Reardon Leslie Doumani
  • Charles Downey
  • James Dybalski
  • Tim Etcheverry
  • Carolyn Fisher
  • Jean Fitton
  • William Fogle
  • Mary Lorani Grylls
  • William Hahn
  • Allison Harr
  • Jean H. Harris
  • Robert L. Hittleman
  • BurnaDeene Howarth
  • Bob Huettman
  • Woodie W. Humburg
  • Susan Kennedy
  • Barbara Kichard-Robinson
  • Janet Josephine
  • Kilpatrick Dylan Law
  • Alaina Sage Lester
  • Natalie Lewis
  • Shaun Lewis
  • Chiung-tung Li
  • Jim Long
  • Maren MacDonough
  • Laurel Maloney-Cecilian
  • Katrina Martens
  • Jean Mason
  • Molly Mathews-Mundy
  • Duane Matterson
  • Michael McKenna
  • Gary A. McLaughlin
  • Barbara McNamara
  • Hellmut “Gib” Meyer
  • Ruby S. Miller
  • Barbara Jeanne Mumby
  • Virginia Nagy
  • John Nash
  • Robert Newell
  • Brian Nicholson
  • Elizabeth Pearson
  • George Perry
  • Bernadine Phillipsen
  • John Ponder
  • William Ponder
  • Edward Righter
  • Howard and Leonie Rose
  • Gregory Roth
  • James Ryder
  • Kay Sasaki
  • John Scelsi
  • Becky Searle
  • Keith Severin
  • Dr. Carol Shinmoto
  • Ed Simon
  • Jean Shirey Smith
  • John Smith
  • William Spremich
  • Charles Stewart III
  • Susan Davidson Thomas
  • Diane Thorsen
  • Darrick Jason Toy
  • Debby Walsh
  • Joyce Weiss
  • Dr. Thomas Williams
  • Stephen Winters
  • Sam Woon
  • Peter Wright
  • Ayse Yalcinkaya

Tribute Gifts

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

  • Neno J. Aiello
  • Annie and Joey
  • Dylan Becker
  • John Bloch
  • Milo Borer
  • Brinkley Boudreau
  • Chris and RayAnn Bradford
  • Allison Brick
  • Kenneth Burg's birthday
  • Kelly Callahan and Michael Harness
  • Lena Caris
  • Michael Chamberlain
  • Aaron Chen's birthday
  • David Cotton
  • Jasmine-Rose Derenoncourt
  • Brad Dierking and Cori Silva
  • Kim and Troy Doerner
  • Jessica Dreier
  • Patty Duffy's birthday
  • Peter and Patty Duffy
  • Matt Faraclas
  • Bernice Flemming
  • John Foley and family
  • Cara Frankel
  • Bonnie Fredricks' birthday
  • Bernard Genetti
  • Amanda, Jim, May and Bodean Gowdy
  • Lynn Gross-Cerf
  • Bill and Elaine Hall
  • Donna Hinrichs
  • Bob and Kay Huettmann
  • Danielle Hunt's birthday
  • Henry Jamrock
  • Lexi Johnson
  • Cass Kalinski and Annette Wagner
  • Ruksheen Kasad
  • Rosie Kaskowitz
  • Dr. Kenneth Kelsen
  • Jim Kille
  • Joey Kim's birthday
  • Tim Koehan
  • Nate Kostishak
  • Margie and Bill Krend
  • Cody Krstich
  • Kyle Krstich
  • Sharon Kunau's birthday
  • Joni Lawton
  • Micah Lebowitz
  • Ron and Lucretia Lee
  • Vasco Lenzi
  • Kayleen Lewis' 60th birthday
  • Audra Loberg and Boys
  • Bonnie Lockwood
  • Scott Lynch-Giddings
  • Michael Mantell
  • Teresa Marino
  • Jamie Matley's birthday
  • Robert McCloy
  • Fred and Linda Meyers
  • Jacob Montz
  • Lorrie Morehead
  • Jennifer Moylan
  • John and Marilyn
  • Nickel Gisela and Glenn Nobinger
  • Karen Parker and Joe Fusco
  • Kenneth Patterson
  • Dan Pollack
  • Zev Pollack
  • Madelyn Reichert
  • Craig and Laurel Robertson
  • Robin and NG
  • Rebecca Rodick's birthday
  • Gabriel Fox Rose and Elijah Leon Rose
  • Dr. Jan Rose
  • Nolan Scheetz
  • Carolyn Schmid
  • Irene Schultz
  • Hunter Spinks
  • Stephanie's birthday
  • Lillian Swope
  • Tamara Temple
  • Nena Thomas
  • Tim and Amelia Thomas
  • Lucinda Van Bruggen
  • Brett Ware
  • Rebecka and Teagan Ware
  • Mark Wheeler
  • Baylee Williams
  • Wendy Willis
  • Dr. David Zirkel

*This listing reflects gifts made September 2017 through August 2018.