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Creating a Lasting Legacy for the Ocean

Wendy Kwok

Aquarium donor Wendy Kwok grew up in San Francisco appreciating nature walks with her parents. Her favorite grade school activity was writing nature reports based on her observations. Now, she volunteers as a citizen scientist for national marine sanctuaries and as a docent at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

Because she values innovation and continued learning, she worked with us to establish the Wendy W. Kwok and Family Endowment Fund for Education. Her endowment is the first of its kind for the Aquarium because it supports our professional development programs for science teachers.

Wendy wants to build a bright future. Her endowment will help teachers instill in their students an active understanding of the natural world and the role they have in protecting it. Wendy believes, "teachers are critical influencers. If we want a good future, we must have great teachers. The Monterey Bay Aquarium inspires and cultivates the best out of each teacher."
One of our most urgent goals is to help young people gain the inspiration, knowledge and confidence they need to become future ocean leaders. Wendy's endowment is a lasting legacy that will benefit teachers, students and the ocean for years to come. We are very grateful to Wendy for making this possible.

To learn how you can create an endowment to help secure our ocean conservation programs for the future, please contact Mary Mullen at or 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 and Sponsorships
    $100,000 and Above

  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • HP Corporate Fund
  • Service Systems Associates
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

  • Contributions and Sponsorships
    up to $99,999

  • 3Degrees Group, Inc.
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Carmel Valley Women's Club
  • Children's Miracle Network/Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Cypress Ag Consulting
  • DBA Crystal Clear Pictures
  • Edge Research, Inc.
  • First Tech Federal Credit Union
  • The Foggy Lantern
  • Google
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • HGST
  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey
  • Mariner Biomedical, Inc.
  • Monarch Water
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Pebble Beach Company Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • Service Systems Associates
  • ScholarShare Investment Board
  • Union Bank
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Wonderful Company

  • Business Memberships
    $2,500 and Above

  • Carmel Development Company
  • Chambers & Chambers
  • DeepDyve, Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • 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
  • Wells Fargo

  • Business Memberships

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

  • Matching Gifts
    $2,500 and Above

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Anonymous
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Becton Dickinson Foundation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Genentech
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • IBM
  • Intel Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Netflix
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Rossi Family Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • VMware
  • Walmart

  • Matching Gifts

  • Avago
  • Bank of the West
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Boeing
  • Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Capital Group Companies
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Constellation Brands
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Dolby
  • Gap, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Home Depot Foundation
  • HP, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Lam Research
  • LinkedIn
  • McKesson Foundation
  • The Monsanto Fund
  • NVIDIA Corp.
  • Oracle
  • Qualcomm
  • Rambus, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Texas Instruments
  • UBS
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Varian Medical Systems Inc.
  • Visa, Inc.
  • Walt Disney Company Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Workday Inc.
  • Yahoo!

  • In-Kind Gifts
    $2,500 and Above

  • Chalone Vineyard
  • Cima Collina
  • Mark A. Cottonaro

  • In-Kind Gifts

  • The Abalone Farm
  • Blanc de Bleu
  • Carmel Chamber of Commerce
  • Carmel Valley Roasting Company
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Estancia Winery
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • The Fish Hopper
  • Hog Island Oyster Company
  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey
  • Know Brewing
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lodi Wine Grape Commission
  • Morgan Winery
  • Pacific West Water Puri cation
  • Pucci Seafoods
  • Scheid Vineyards
  • Service Systems Associates
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Sterling Caviar
  • Storrs Winery and Vineyard
  • Teatulia
  • TwoXSea
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Wild Planet Foods, Inc.