2018 Mission Impact Report

Animal Care and Rescue Center Exterior Mural

2018 Mission
Impact Report

inspiring tomorrow's leaders and empowering communities

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization changing the way humanity cares for our ocean planet. Through unparalleled exhibits, science-based education programs and hands-on field initiatives, we are creating a new community of hopeful conservationists, driven by our mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. We are proud of what we accomplished in 2018 to benefit people, animals and the planet.

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Kayaking in a Salt Marsh

Planted

90,536

native trees and plants

Planting at Nassawango Wetland Prototype Plastic Bottles and Drinks Snapping Turtle

Seal Release

Cared for

126

rescued sea turtles and seals

Seal in the Waves Dolphin Exercises Sea Turtle Release Giant Pacific Octopus

Planting Wetland Grasses

Engaged

121,000

students in education programs

Kids at Living Seashore Children on a Field Trip What Lives in the Harbor Program Read to Reef Reading

Animal Care and Rescue Center Exterior Mural Painting

Welcomed

100,000

local guests for free or reduced admission

Grade A Student Night Little Girl Hula Hooping Masonville Cove MLB Lectures

National Aquarium Opening

Generated

$455 million

in economic activity across Maryland

National Aquarium Sunset Child Looking at an Exhibit Baltimore Inner Harbor

our donors

Unleashing possibility with your generosity

lifetime giving

The National Aquarium exists today because of the leadership and continuing support of the entire community. The following list recognizes those who have contributed a total of $200,000 or more to the National Aquarium since it opened in 1981.

  • Anonymous (3)
  • The Abell Foundation, Inc.
  • Animal Planet/Discovery
  • Anne Arundel County Government
  • The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund
  • Baltimore City
  • The Baltimore Sun Media Group
  • Helen and Merrill Bank
  • Bank of America
  • The Batza Family Foundation
  • The Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation
  • BD Diagnostic Systems
  • The Herbert Bearman Foundation
  • The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc.
  • Winnie and Neal Borden/The Harry L. Gladding Foundation
  • Bunting Family Foundation
  • Ms. Mary Catherine Bunting
  • Campbell Foundation
  • Cermaq
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • The Citizens of Baltimore County
  • The Classic Catering People
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Constellation
  • Scott Corwon
  • Coty, Inc.
  • Department of Defense—US Navy
  • Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown
  • Embassy Suites Baltimore Downtown & Grand Historic Venue
  • France-Merrick Foundation
  • Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick
  • Mr. Randall M. Griffin
  • H&S Bakery, Inc.
  • LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust
  • Harford County Government
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation
  • Hoffberger Family Philanthropies
  • Howard County Government/Howard County Arts Council
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • IMPACTS Research & Development
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Legg Mason, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • M&M/Mars
  • M&T Bank
  • M&T Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Ms. Ellen Madden
  • Maryland Environmental Service
  • Maryland Port Administration
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • McCormick & Company, Inc.
  • The Sumner T. McKnight Foundation
  • Mr. Harvey M. Meyerhoff
  • The Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc.
  • Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  • Middendorf Foundation
  • Mr. William H. Miller III
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  • Mr. Scott Plank
  • PNC Bank
  • Jennifer and George Reynolds
  • Betty and Tom Robinson
  • Rosemore, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
  • The Rouse Company
  • The Ryland Group
  • Richard H. Schwartz
  • Mrs. Nina Selin and the Honorable Ivan Selin
  • Shared Earth Foundation
  • Sodexo
  • Southern Maryland RC&D Board
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • State of Maryland
  • Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randielovic
  • Helene R. Swearer
  • T. Rowe Price
  • T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc.
  • The Times Mirror Foundation
  • Toyota/Pivec Advertising, Ltd.
  • Toyota USA Foundation
  • Transamerica
  • Transamerica Foundation
  • Travelers Foundation
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Venable LLP
  • Veolia North America
  • Verizon
  • Virgin Holidays
  • W. R. Grace & Co.
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

strategic initiatives

The National Aquarium is pleased to recognize donors who have made investments in strategic initiatives since 2010.

$1,000,000+

  • Anonymous
  • Baltimore City
  • Campbell Foundation
  • Scott Corwon
  • Jennifer and George Reynolds
  • State of Maryland
  • Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randielovic
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

$500,000–$999,999

  • The Citizens of Baltimore County
  • The Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation
  • Bunting Family Foundation
  • Mr. Scott Plank

$250,000–$499,999

  • The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • Winnie and Neal Borden/The Harry L. Gladding Foundation
  • Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  • Mr. William H. Miller III
  • Betty and Tom Robinson
  • Richard H. Schwartz
  • Virgin Holidays

$100,000–$249,999

  • Bob and Carol Carter
  • Colleen Dilenschneider
  • The Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$50,000–$99,999

  • Anonymous
  • John and Gayle Bremer
  • Brown Advisory
  • Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
  • Middendorf Foundation, Inc.
  • Pearlstone Family Fund, Inc.
  • Plano-Coudon Construction
  • John and Susan Racanelli

$10,000–$49,999

  • AT&T Foundation
  • The Herbert Bearman Foundation
  • Dorothy Jordan Chadwick Fund
  • The Classic Catering People
  • Philip and Ann Gallant
  • Allyson and Mohannad Jishi
  • Dr. Allan and Charlene Macht Philanthropic Fund
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • Don and Joan Pettit
  • Mark and Joanne Pollak
  • W. Charles Rogers III and Margie Whitman
  • Shared Earth Foundation
  • Paul and Deborah Silber
  • SimEx Iwerks
  • The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
  • Ms. C. Elizabeth Wagner
  • Venable LLP

$5,000–$9,999

  • The Hecht-Levi Foundation, Inc.
  • Bruce, Caren, Bret, and Corie Hoffberger
  • Mrs. Anne G. Imboden
  • NFP Advisor Services, LLC / Berman McAleer, Inc.
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • Ms. Tamika Langley Tremaglio

$2,500–$4,999

  • BSq Wine Co. LLC
  • Lee and Whitney Riley

$500–$2,500

  • Anonymous
  • Dr. Carole C. Baldwin
  • Ms. Carole Cook
  • James and Martha Crowley Charitable Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edward
  • Ms. Susan Flanigan
  • Gertrude's
  • Dr. David Granite and Dr. Mary Lou Oster-Granite
  • Ms. Diana Ramsay
  • Ms. Shirley Sontheimer
  • Mr. James Steverson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay Zeigler

national aquarium society

The following elite group of donors demonstrated their commitment to ocean conservation by supporting the National Aquarium with gifts of $2,500 or more in 2018.

  • Anonymous
  • The Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams and Mr. Timothy Adams
  • Margot Amelia
  • Gary Bahena and Jeannie McCoy
  • Mr. and Mrs Rueben Bajaj
  • Ms. Penny Bank
  • The Batza Family Foundation
  • Rodger Bayne and Dawn Morgan
  • Sean Beattie
  • Rebecca and Harold D. Beavers
  • William and Carol Berg
  • The Beveridge Family
  • Stephen W. Boesel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Max Bohnstedt
  • Winnie and Neal Borden
  • Jacqueline Bowie and Joseph Starnes
  • John and Gayle Bremer
  • Mona S. Brown
  • Ms. Mary Catherine Bunting
  • Mr. Marc G. Bunting
  • Gina Campbell
  • Bob and Carol Carter
  • Stephen Charles and Janice Hazlehurst
  • Todd Cherry/Dr. Sarah Murphy
  • David Churchill
  • Mrs. Ann K. Clapp
  • Janet and James Clauson
  • Mr. Howard P. Colhoun
  • Scott Corwon
  • Mr. and Mrs S. Morton Creech
  • Samuel and Edith Dell
  • Colleen Dilenschneider
  • Harriet Dopkin and Steve Montgomery
  • Jane and Larry Droppa
  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dwyer
  • JoAnn and Jack Fruchtman
  • Dr. Frederick D. Scott Jr. and Dr. Mina Garrett-Scott
  • Mrs. Charlotte Ober Goodwin
  • Dr. David Granite and Dr. Mary Lou Oster-Granite
  • Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Graul, Jr.
  • Charles E. (Ted) Herget, Jr.
  • Mr. Scott Hesekiel
  • Russell Howey
  • Ms. Diane S. Humphrey
  • Dr. David Hunter
  • Allyson and Mohannad Jishi
  • Michael Klein
  • H. Kirke Lathrop
  • David and Kathleen Lindenstruth
  • Anne and Andrew London
  • Dr. David W. Machuga and Ms. Manisha Singh
  • Scott Douglas Melton and Mary Margaret Glover
  • Ronald and Carol Mettam
  • Ms. Donna M. Morrison
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Morrissette
  • Mark and Jennifer Mullin
  • Joseph and Melissa Nigro
  • Harry and Janet Oken
  • Candace B. Osunsade
  • Amy Elias and Richard Pearlstone
  • Kimberly A. and Charles A. Phillips, Jr.
  • Mark and Joanne Pollak
  • John and Susan Racanelli
  • Mr. Robert Ramin and Dr. Denise M. DeConcini
  • Ms. Diana Ramsay
  • Jennifer and George Reynolds
  • Dan and Kelly Rizzo
  • Betty and Tom Robinson
  • Brian and Mary Jo Rogers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
  • Dr. Enric Sala and Ms. Kristin Rechberger
  • Code Blue Charitable Foundation/Shari Sant Plummer and Daniel L. Plummer
  • Jay and Janice Savage
  • J. Mark and Lorraine Schapiro
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schmidt
  • Richard H. Schwartz
  • Dr. Frederick D. Scott Jr. and Dr. Mina Garrett-Scott
  • Mrs. Nina Selin and the Honorable Ivan Selin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dharmesh Shah
  • Joel and Kathy Sher
  • Jack Steil
  • Ms. Martha Stein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Calvin B. Stempel
  • James Stofan and William Law
  • Bill and Lisa Stromberg
  • Sullivan Family Foundation
  • Ms. C. Elizabeth Wagner
  • Ms. Beatrice L. Ward
  • Mr. Pedro Wasmer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Wiese
  • Todd Wilson and Ted Delaplaine
  • Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary Wise
  • Jeannette and Jason Young

individual giving

The National Aquarium is pleased to recognize those individuals who made generous philanthropic contributions in 2018.

$1,000,000+

  • Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randielovic

$500,000–$999,999

  • Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick

$250,000+

  • The Batza Family Foundation
  • Betty and Tom Robinson
  • Richard H. Schwartz

$100,000–$249,000

  • Winnie and Neal Borden
  • Scott Corwon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
  • Mrs. Nina Selin and the Honorable Ivan Selin
  • Jennifer and George Reynolds

$25,000–$99,999

  • Anonymous
  • Ms. Mary Catherine Bunting
  • Campbell Foundation, Inc./Virginia T. Campbell
  • Colleen Dilenschneider
  • Charles E. (Ted) Herget, Jr.
  • Russell Howey
  • Allyson and Mohannad Jishi
  • Pearlstone Family Fund, Inc.
  • Kimberly A. and Charles A. Phillips, Jr.
  • John and Susan Racanelli
  • J. Mark and Lorraine Schapiro
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Wiese
  • Jeannette and Jason Young

$10,000–$24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Gary Bahena and Jeannie McCoy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Bajaj
  • The Beveridge Family
  • Mr. Marc G. Bunting
  • Gina Campbell
  • Bob and Carol Carter
  • Mr. Howard P. Colhoun
  • Jane and Larry Droppa
  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dwyer
  • Dr. David Granite and Dr. Mary Lou Oster-Granite
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Graul, Jr.
  • Joseph and Melissa Nigro
  • Shari Sant Plummer and Daniel L. Plummer
  • Mark and Joanne Pollak
  • Mr. Robert Ramin and Dr. Denise M. DeConcini
  • Joel and Kathy Sher
  • Sullivan Family Foundation
  • Ms. Beatrice L. Ward
  • Todd Wilson and Ted Delaplaine

$5,000–$9,999

  • Anonymous
  • Stephen Charles and Janice Hazlehurst
  • David Churchill
  • Mrs. Ann K. Clapp
  • Ms. Diane Humphrey
  • Dr. David Hunter
  • Michael Klein
  • H. Kirke Lathrop
  • Anne and Andrew London
  • Robb and Sheila Merritt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Morrissette
  • Mark and Jennifer Mullin
  • Timothy and Ann Scheve
  • Ms. C. Elizabeth Wagner

$1,000–$4,999

  • Anonymous (5)
  • Margot Amelia
  • Ms. Sharon K. Applegate and Mr. Allen Copus
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barry
  • Rodger Bayne and Dawn Morgan
  • Sean Beattie
  • Rebecca and Harold D. Beavers
  • Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday
  • William and Carol Berg
  • Stephen W. Boesel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Max Bohnstedt
  • John and Carolyn Boitnott
  • Jacqueline Bowie and Joseph Starnes
  • Mona S. Brown
  • David W. Buck Family Foundation
  • Mr. Todd V. Chester
  • Janet and James Clauson
  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cowie
  • Mr. and Mrs. S. Morton Creech
  • David and Jennifer Dardis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davison
  • Samuel and Edith Dell
  • Diver Dan
  • Travis and Kim Dixon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Donham
  • Harriet Dopkin and Steve Montgomery
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Feller
  • Mrs. Susan W. Flanigan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fletcher
  • Friends of the National Aquarium, Inc.
  • JoAnn and Jack Fruchtman
  • Ms. Linda L. George
  • Ms. Sandra Levi Gerstung
  • Mrs. Charlotte Ober Goodwin
  • Shirley C. Grimes
  • Catherine R. and James Hammond
  • Ian Henderson
  • Mr. Scott Hesekiel
  • Kris Hoellen
  • Ms. Nina Houghton
  • H.R. LaBar Family Foundation Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Charles E. and Ellen A. Knudsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. John L. Kuray
  • Mr. Andrew Lapayowker and Ms. Sarah McCafferty
  • Andrea B. Laporte
  • Theresa and Jay Leatherbury
  • Traci and Mark Lerner
  • David and Kathleen Lindenstruth
  • Eve and Mark Longlade
  • Dr. and Mrs. Chris Lupold
  • Dr. David W. Machuga and Ms. Manisha Singh
  • Ervin and Stephanie McDaniel
  • Scott Douglas Melton and Mary Margaret Glover
  • Mary and Barry Menne
  • Ronald and Carol Mettam
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Meyer
  • Ms. Sally Michel (estate of)
  • Ms. Donna Morrison
  • Ms. Trina Mostyn
  • John Wesley and Kathleen M. Nash
  • Ms. Margaret Neall
  • The Ochs Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Harry and Janet Oken
  • Mark and Liz Ordan
  • Candace Osunsade
  • Ms. Lorie Peters Lauthier
  • Don and Joan Pettit
  • David D. and Baerbel Prescott
  • Anne S. and Robert W. Quinn, Jr.
  • Ms. Diana Ramsay
  • Brian and Mary Jo Rogers
  • W. Charles Rogers III and Margie Whitman
  • Robert, Kay, and Matthew Sauers
  • Dr. Enric Sala and Ms. Kristin Rechberger
  • Jay and Janice Savage
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schmidt
  • Dr. Frederick D. Scott Jr. and Dr. Mina Garrett-Scott
  • Eric and Megan Seaman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dharmesh Shah
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sikorski
  • Scott M. Smiley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith
  • Ms. Martha Stein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Calvin B. Stempel
  • James Stofan and William Law
  • Dr. and Mrs. George Stone
  • Bill and Lisa Stromberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Tachovsky
  • Ms. Tamika Langley Tremaglio
  • Margaret Webbert and Mike Plaisted
  • Dr. and Mrs. J. V. Wade
  • Ms. Judith Wagner
  • Mr. Pedro Wasmer
  • Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary Wise
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay Zeigler

$500–$999

  • Anonymous (7)
  • Mr. Tom Alburn and Ms. Patrice Boeke
  • Paul and Donna Amico
  • Mr. Damon Anderson
  • George and Julie Baker
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ethan Balkin
  • Ms. Penny Bank
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barr
  • David and Eric Beard-Sackett
  • Robert and Cathleen Berger
  • Heidi and Brian Berghuis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barry Berman
  • Jacqueline Bershad
  • Mrs. Leslie Bishop and Mrs. Katarina Ziegler
  • Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Bluhm
  • James T. and Francine Brady
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brasser
  • Ms. Catherine M. Brennan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Buerger
  • Drew Cameron
  • Dr. Lisa Carchedi
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Clancy
  • Ms. Katherine W. Colston and Ms. Hetty F. Fanfani
  • Ms. Victoria Crandell
  • Mr. James Cuddy and Ms. Dawn Fedorka
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Davison
  • Mr. Richard Dent and Ms. Patricia Isaacs
  • Mr. Rick DeYoung
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Dolan
  • Mrs. Deborah E. Dotson
  • Mr. Keith Drive and Ms. Jaime Lowe
  • Alma H. Edgerly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Devin Elmore
  • Ms. Nancy S. Elson
  • Lee Chen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Fitzsimons
  • Mr. and Mrs. Karl Flenner
  • Brittany Fong and Charles Suggs
  • Patti Forker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Frederick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Friedman
  • Mark and Aimee Fulchino
  • Philip and Ann Gallant
  • Daniel and Lisa Giaimo
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gillespie
  • Mark and Carol Goodman
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Goudelias
  • Ms. Lauren Green
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Grier
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gorden E. Groven
  • Ms. Carolina Guerra and Ms. Lidis Diaz
  • Marshall Harrell
  • Bill Harrison and Stephanie Adler
  • Mr. Edgar J. Herman
  • Dr. David Hexter
  • Dos Gatos Artisan Jewelry
  • Mr. and Mrs. Erich C. Hoffman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hosterman
  • Hoyle Insurance Advisory, LLC
  • Jamie and Jean Hudec
  • Dr. Lily Im and Dr. Tom Reifsnyder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jason Jacobs
  • Ms. Patricia Jonas
  • Dr. Walter F. Jones and Ms. Cheryl L. Rash Jones
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ali Kazemzadeh
  • Bob Kern
  • Dr. Kristi and Mr. Timothy King
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Kisler
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kline
  • Han Jong Koh and Catharine Kreutzer
  • Frank and Sherry Kraft
  • Dr. Barbara and Mr. Robert Landau
  • Jeffrey Dean Lawrence
  • Alan Ledbetter
  • Dr. and Mrs. Yuan C. Lee
  • Mr. William M. Legg and Ms. Adelaide Skoslund
  • Terry and Jean Longstreth
  • Ms. Faith Lyman
  • Mr. John C. Matthews and Ms. Jessica E. Elliot
  • Mr. Christopher M. McCalla, Sr.
  • Mr. Edward F. McDonald
  • Mr. Owen A. McMahon, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Meslovich
  • John Messmore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell
  • Ms. Barbara L. Mueller
  • Nancy Murray
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Myers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerome F. Myers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Balazs Nagy
  • Elliot W. Newton
  • Randy Noranbrock
  • Dr. and Mrs. Paul Nyquist
  • Ms. Lori Paserchia
  • Ms. Linh Pham and Mr. Phuong Hoang
  • Ms. Leigh Ann Price
  • Mr.and Mrs. Santos R. Quintanilla
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Rahorn
  • Matthew Rains
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Ramsay
  • Troy J. Reineck
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Reinhardt
  • Ms. Betty J. Rice
  • Ms. Detra K. Robinson
  • James W. Rodgers
  • Drs. Stephen and Charlotte Rose
  • Jill Roth
  • Shuolun Ruan, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Rye
  • April Sager
  • Ms. Carmen Sanchez
  • Mr. Thomas Scalea
  • Col. and Mrs. Richard Schaefer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schiefelbein
  • Paul Schindelar
  • Ronnie Silverstein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harris J. Silverstone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Simpson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Singer
  • Ms. Carole Small
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Smelkinson
  • Mr. James Martin Smiley
  • Mr. David Smith, Jr. and Ms. Ilene Weinreich
  • Mr. Rodney Smith and Mrs. Sandrene MacFarlane-Smith
  • Richard and Susan Sokolov
  • Ms. Shirley Sontheimer
  • Steve and Meg Spiegelhalter
  • Mike and Elaine Stephens
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stern
  • Travis Stiens
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Strawley
  • Connie and Neal Sullivan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lydon J. Swartzendruber
  • Ryan Sweigard
  • Drs. Kawsar Talaat and Troy Jacobs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thienel
  • Steve and Linda Tillinghast
  • Mrs. Karen Tuohy and Ms. Emily Tuohy
  • Henry and Debbie Tyrangiel
  • Ms. Annie Umbricht
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Walker
  • Mr. Charles Walker
  • Dr. Susan Warner-Jones and Mr. Steven Jones
  • Mr. Jeffrey Warren
  • Barbara and David Weaver
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marc Weller
  • Dr. and Mrs. Roland W. Wentworth
  • Emma Wesoloski
  • Mrs. Patricia Wheltle
  • Ms. Tiana Whitby and Mr. Brett Sanders
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Whitehead
  • Mary Willard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wilson
  • Clinton and Christine Winchester
  • Susan Wolman
  • Dr. Shirley Yang

institutional giving

The National Aquarium is pleased to recognize those organizations that made generous contributions in 2018.

$1,000,000+

  • Campbell Foundation
  • State of Maryland
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

$100,000–$999,999

  • Baltimore City
  • Bunting Family Foundation
  • The Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • The Citizens of Baltimore County
  • Constellation
  • IMPACTS
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • PepsiCo
  • SimEx Iwerks
  • Subaru of America
  • Virgin Holidays
  • Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation

$30,000–$99,999

  • AT&T Foundation
  • The Classic Catering People
  • Department of Defense—US Navy
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • The Harry L. Gladding Foundation/Winnie and Neal Borden
  • Google Grant Ads
  • LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust
  • Kahlert Foundation
  • Lockwood Associates
  • M&T Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
  • The Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • T. Rowe Price
  • T. Rowe Price Foundation
  • Transamerica Foundation
  • United States Fish & Wildlife Service

$10,000–$29,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Barnes and Noble
  • BD Diagnostic Systems
  • Brown Advisory
  • Capital Funding Group
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Deloitte
  • H&S Bakery
  • Howard County Government/Howard County Arts Council
  • LAZ Inner Harbor Garage
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Dr. Allan and Charlene Macht Philanthropic Fund
  • M&T Bank
  • Maryland Environmental Service
  • McCormick & Company
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • Laura J. Niles Foundation
  • Plano-Coudon Construction
  • RadNet
  • Shared Earth Foundation
  • Sodexo
  • Transamerica
  • Veolia North America
  • W. R. Grace & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Willis Towers Watson

$5,000–$9,999

  • Advance Business Systems
  • AIG Property Casualty
  • American Real Estate Partners
  • American Sugar Refining
  • American Trading and Production Corporation
  • American Urological Association
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4
  • The Baltimore Life Insurance Company
  • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
  • The Baltimore Sun Media Group
  • BB&T
  • Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation
  • Carnegie Institution for Science - Department of Embryology
  • Carroll Independent Fuel, LLC
  • Dorothy Jordan Chadwick Fund
  • Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company
  • Children's Fresh Air Society Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Clayton Baker Trust
  • Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Cristal USA
  • Delaplaine Foundation
  • Design Collective
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • Ellicott Dredges, LLC
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Fidelity & Guaranty Life
  • GEICO
  • General Dynamics - OTS
  • The Goldsmith Family Foundation
  • Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann
  • Harkins Builders
  • Howard Community College
  • J. F. Fischer
  • KCI Technologies
  • Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/KELLY Payroll
  • Knorr Brake Company
  • KPMG LLP
  • Legg Mason
  • John J. Leidy Foundation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mars Foundation
  • Maury Donnelly & Parr
  • McCormick HVP
  • MECU of Baltimore
  • Merritt Properties, LLC
  • Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
  • Oak Crest
  • Pessin Katz Law P.A.
  • Phillips Seafood Restaurant
  • PNC Bank
  • Pompeian
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Republic Services of Baltimore
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore
  • Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP
  • RSM US, LLP
  • Rummel, Klepper & Kahl
  • Saul Ewing LLP
  • Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
  • Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
  • Stifel
  • Sysco Baltimore
  • TEXTRON Systems - AAI
  • United States Gypsum Company
  • Venable LLP
  • Willscot
  • Wolters Kluwer Health

$1,000–$4,999

  • A&G Management Company
  • Adell Plastics
  • Amaryllis Foundation
  • The Arc Baltimore - CLS Program 45
  • AXA Foundation
  • Bahri Logistics
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company
  • Comcast
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Data-Prompt
  • E. John Schmitz & Sons
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
  • The Eliasberg Family Foundation
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
  • Hackerman-Patz Patient & Family Pavilion at Johns Hopkins
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • The Hecht-Levi Foundation
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • Jack's Small Engine & Generator Service, LLC
  • The Joseph Mullan Company
  • L&M International
  • Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation
  • Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • MCS Fort Avenue LLC
  • NM Morris Family Foundation
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • RCM&D
  • Reliance Fire Protection
  • The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Rogers-Wilbur Foundation
  • Rosemore
  • Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel Baltimore
  • Shapiro
  • Shawe & Rosenthal, LLP
  • Tecta America East, LLC
  • Towson University
  • Uno Restaurant
  • Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, L.L.P.

$500–$999

  • Asset Strategy Consultants
  • Ayers / Saint / Gross
  • Berkshire Associates
  • Caplan Family Foundation
  • Charm City Run
  • The Coventry School Inc. For Dogs & Their People
  • Cummins-Wagner Co.
  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation
  • Kramon & Graham, P.A.
  • The Nebo Company
  • Nexion Health Management
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Snowden Lane Partners
  • Worldwide Express
  • Worldwide Small Change Foundation

matching gift companies

The following organizations generously matched their employees' gifts to the National Aquarium in 2018.

  • Apple Inc.
  • AT&T
  • AXA Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • Crum & Forster
  • Duke Realty Inc.
  • Exelon Foundation
  • Gannett Foundation
  • IBM Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto Fund Matching Gift Program
  • Network for Good
  • Oracle Corporation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Shell Oil Company Foundation
  • T. Rowe Price
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co.

staff and volunteer giving

In addition to giving their time and talent, many staff and volunteers made philanthropic contributions to the National Aquarium in 2018. We thank them for their commitment and generosity.

  • Anonymous (20)
  • Michael P. Alban
  • Lauren Albright
  • Margot Amelia
  • Emily E. Anderson
  • Donna Austin
  • Ms. Penny Bank
  • Sean Beattie
  • Jacqueline Bershad
  • Susan Bitter
  • Elisa Bolla
  • Kelly L. Booker
  • Jacqueline Bowie
  • James L. Bradley
  • Melanie Bricker
  • Stephanie Chall
  • Joseph J. Chiaramida
  • David M. Christopher
  • Elizabeth S. Claus
  • Cynthia Davis
  • Michelle Day
  • Rick DeYoung
  • Debra J. Dial
  • Diver Dan
  • Alison A. DuVal
  • Kim Dixon
  • Molly C. Dolan
  • Jessica Donahue
  • Dos Gatos Artisan Jewelry
  • Crystal Duff
  • Michael Duffin
  • Liz A. Evans
  • Lauren Fauth
  • Kacie R. Fitzhugh
  • 4th Shift Friday Volunteers
  • Michelle Frankie
  • Ryan L. Fredriksson
  • Diana Fridberg
  • Margaret Greig
  • Peter Griffith and Ruthie Griffith
  • Shirley C. Grimes
  • Colleen F. Halley
  • Catherine R. Hammond
  • Charlotte Harris
  • Bill Harrison
  • Alan D. Henningsen
  • Christine Higbie
  • Carlos Hip
  • Kris Hoellen
  • Kenneth C. Howell
  • Gary Huber
  • William Hughey
  • Lindsay B. Jacks
  • Thomas Jewell
  • Timothy Johnson
  • Chelsea Koenig
  • Allan R. Kottyan
  • Norman Labbe
  • Kimberly A. Lacomare
  • Kelly A. Lane
  • Peter A. Larson
  • Jeffrey Lindemuth
  • Anne London
  • Eve Longlade
  • Meg Mackin Amundson
  • Beth Markowitz
  • Caitlin McElfatrick
  • Scott Douglas Melton
  • Mary Menne
  • Meredith L. Meyers
  • Aimee L. Milarski
  • Mollie Moscony
  • Nancy Murray
  • Pilar J. Nelson
  • Jessica Nelson
  • Brian D. Nelson
  • Irene M. Newton
  • Christopher O. Nguyen
  • Melissa Nigro
  • Karen Osei-Boateng
  • Maggie L. Ostdahl
  • Candace Osunsade
  • Danielle Painter
  • Christine Parker-Graham
  • Cheryl Payne
  • Angela C. Purp
  • John and Susan Racanelli
  • Matthew Rains
  • Jenny-Sayre Ramberg
  • Anthony Raneri
  • Susan Richardson
  • Marsha Rosenberg
  • Susan Roza
  • Jennifer Rudolph
  • Emily C. Ryan
  • Daniel S. Saks
  • Robert Schaefer
  • Kathryn N. Schmelyun
  • Dale Schmidt
  • Richard H. Schwartz
  • Kathryn Seeley
  • Kate Shaffer
  • Kathy Sher
  • James Shomo
  • Emily E. Smith
  • Nicole L. Stafford
  • Lauren Stevens
  • Matthew Torr
  • Dave Trubey
  • Kristin Vitale
  • Bryan Vorbach
  • Dr. J. V. Wade
  • C. Elizabeth Wagner
  • Carey N. Walden
  • Tammy A. Walling
  • Barbara and David Weaver
  • Kathleen L. Webster
  • Mr. Les Weinberg
  • Emma Wesoloski
  • Volunteer 1551
  • Gabi Wurtzel
  • Lara A. Zamarripa

endowed funds

The National Aquarium wishes to extend special recognition and appreciation to those benefactors who had the foresight and interest to create these endowed funds.

  • A. Carter Middendorf Environmental Research Fund
  • A. Carter Middendorf Library Fund
  • The Endowment for the Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series
  • The Gary Gallo Fund for the Preservation of Marine Mammals
  • Helene R. Swearer Fellowship in Aquarium Science Fund
  • The Henry Hall Endowment Fund
  • The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation Aquatic Education Endowment Fund
  • The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation Marine Accessions Fund
  • James C. McBride Endowment for Managerial and Professional Excellence
  • Marion Bowers Memorial

legacy gifts

Legacy gifts may include bequests, insurance policies, trusts, charitable gift annuities or other planned giving vehicles. We are thankful for these individuals who have included the National Aquarium in their estate plans.

  • Anonymous (6)
  • Mr. Tom Alburn and Ms. Patrice Boeke
  • Mr. Gary Bahena and Ms. Regina McCoy
  • William Bowland
  • Dr. Torey Brown
  • Mrs. C. Selma Carton
  • Ms. Kai-Yun Chiu
  • Ms. Anna E. Fehl
  • Ms. Alissa Heneson
  • Mr. Charles E. Herget Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Horwits
  • Mr. Richard E. Hug
  • Ms. Euphemia N. Johnson
  • Ms. Judith L. Kressig
  • Ms. Carol H. LeTendre
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Livesay III
  • Ms. Ellen Madden
  • Mrs. Claire R. Manne
  • Mr. Robert S. Maslin III
  • Mrs. Elizabeth McGlohn
  • Ms. Sally Michel
  • Miss A. Carter Middendorf
  • Robert Reynolds
  • The Honorable William Donald Schaefer
  • Ms. Marian B. Smith
  • Mr. Ernest Stolberg
  • Helene R. Swearer
  • Mrs. Margaret C. Taylor
  • Mr. Ronald Wassel

honoraria

Gifts to the National Aquarium were made in honor of the following individuals in 2018.

  • Darcy Allen
  • Animal Care and Rescue Center
  • Bonnie Ballard
  • Anne Berman
  • Betsy Boles
  • Neal Borden
  • Jenevieve Brewer
  • Susan Coney
  • Diane Cooney
  • Cassidy Cummins
  • Walter and Jeannette Doleschal
  • Emma Ericksen
  • Liz Evans
  • Anna Michelle Victor Feller
  • David Freedman
  • Grant
  • Nicole Follain-Grisell
  • Bill Helman
  • Camden Hoffman
  • Charlotte Hoffman
  • Courtney, Dominic, Gabriella Hons
  • Mancioto Hons
  • Caroline Kevin
  • Dr. William Kreul
  • Leslie Landsman and Jeff Walstrum
  • Phil Lee
  • Robert Macbeth and Family Sawada
  • Ori Markowitz
  • Adrienne McGeady
  • Andrew McKown
  • Amelia Meza
  • Jeralynn Miller
  • Laura Murray
  • Nancy Murray
  • Holland and Mead Neff
  • Alyce Prince
  • Kailey Ramsing
  • Jane Rinaldi
  • Sarah Rachel Rosenblatt
  • Shmirat Adamah/Young Pros (Cleanup at Masonville Cove)
  • Roy and Henry Soth
  • Aya Srisukwattananan
  • Thank You Universe
  • Alex Vice
  • Cynthia Ward
  • David and Barbara Weaver

memorials

Gifts to the National Aquarium were made in memory of the following loved ones in 2018.

  • Dr. Eugenie Clark
  • Alice Curtin
  • Christopher Dade
  • Matthew Steven Del Grosso
  • Dorothy Dove
  • Barbara J. and Louis W. Ehrlich
  • Linda Flickinger
  • Hank Long
  • William Lyman
  • Robert Morales
  • Chase Morgan
  • Eleanor Nelson
  • Patricia Nickel
  • Ilse Overman
  • John T. Racanelli
  • Felice Antonio Saccoccia
  • Leon J. Sadowski
  • Theo Shively
  • Miriam Rein Shulman
  • Katherine M. Tachovsky
  • Karen Wassel

gifts in kind

The following supporters made non-cash gifts of goods or services with a stated value of $250 or more to support the National Aquarium in 2018.

  • Graul's Market
  • Google Grant Ads
  • IMPACTS

our volunteers

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volunteer support

We are grateful to everyone who gave their time and talent in 2018 to support the National Aquarium and our work. Below are active volunteer contributions by lifetime hours.

20,000+ Hours

  • Mary Sidlowski

15,000+ Hours

  • Penny Bank
  • Holly Fowler

10,000+ Hours

  • Carol Benfield
  • William Harris, Jr.
  • Thomas Major
  • Patricia Venturino

9,000+ Hours

  • James Filipczak
  • Terri Goodman

8,000+ Hours

  • Cathleen Berlett

7,000+ Hours

  • Shirley Gibson
  • Shirley Grimes

6,000+ Hours

  • Shirley Guy
  • Gordon Huggins
  • Lillian Miller
  • Connie Moore
  • Marsha Rosenberg

5,000+ Hours

  • Adele Jefferson
  • Jeffrey Lindemuth
  • Anne London
  • Yvonne Roe
  • Albert Shulley
  • Dinny Stuelpnagel
  • Pache Wagner
  • Paula Yanick

4,500+ Hours

  • Anita Clayton
  • Michelle Day
  • James Myers
  • John Olow
  • Hannah Salvatore
  • Geri Schlenoff

4,000+ Hours

  • Paul Bonicker
  • Nicole Castagna
  • Elizabeth Cavanaugh
  • Dick Hughlett
  • Susan Magri
  • Susan Treusdell
  • Barbara Weaver

3,500+ Hours

  • Barbara Bonicker
  • Susan Christenbury
  • Tom Deakin
  • Ronald Derr
  • Edwin Dick
  • James Folk
  • Geralyn Fromm
  • John Harman
  • William Hicks
  • Daniel Higgins
  • Robin Korotki
  • Helen Maher
  • Kenneth Rhoades
  • Robert Ryan
  • Becky Simmons
  • Alan Whitfield
  • Andrew Wong

3,000+ Hours

  • Kathleen Affeldt
  • Janice Baxter
  • Kenneth DeVivo
  • Holly Fowler
  • James Gray
  • George Kimbrow
  • Pamela Kreis
  • Alan Little
  • Alan McKenzie, Jr.
  • Mark Mercer
  • Michael O'Connell
  • William Perry
  • Mary Anne Rhoades
  • Gregory Ruff
  • Kirk Smith
  • Elizabeth Stanne
  • Pamela Tate
  • Mark Welch
  • Phil Wujek
  • Marjorie Zensen

2,500+ Hours

  • Joseph Barley
  • Richard Baumann
  • Cynthia Blanchard
  • Ralph Cass
  • Amy Eagle
  • Larry France
  • Phoebe Gilchrist
  • Abbe Harman
  • Jennifer Lucas
  • Robert McLaughlin
  • Irene Newton
  • Amanda Pack
  • Andrea Paun
  • Carl Perkins
  • Betsy Rath
  • Kenneth Simmons
  • Barbara Speight
  • Amy Tich
  • Elizabeth Wagner
  • Robert Waller
  • Les Weinberg
  • Marilynn Willoughby
  • Paul Wimmer
  • Kathleen Wolfe

2,000+ Hours

  • Marie Burke
  • Richard Clagett
  • Peter Cohn
  • Richard Davis
  • Matthew Dietz
  • Irvin Donick
  • Lesley Dudek
  • Douglas Dzubinski
  • Mark England
  • Mark Everline
  • Kevin Flamm
  • Karen Folk
  • Holly Fowler
  • Peter Griffith
  • Joyce Gross
  • Nicole Guyton
  • Charlotte Harris
  • Raymond Hirsch
  • Yvonne Jordan
  • Gregory Keggins
  • David Kinney
  • Lewis Kozlosky
  • Jennifer Krisp
  • Cecilia Lambert
  • Phillip Lee
  • Kim Little
  • Yvonne Lovell
  • Jim Martin
  • Mary Menne
  • Joe Nickoles
  • Cristina Quigley
  • Carolyn Reneski
  • Stephanie Richards
  • Phyllis Smyth
  • Nina Sonin
  • Becky Tallman
  • Frank Thomas
  • Steven Webster
  • Gail Willoughby
  • Angela Zeit

1,500+ Hours

  • Sharon Beard
  • Norman Belin
  • Janet Bischoff
  • Jacqueline Bowie
  • Paul Briant
  • Melbourne Briscoe
  • Thomas Brockett
  • Edwin Carter
  • Joseph Chiaramida
  • Adrienne Croll
  • Charmaine Dahlenburg
  • Sal D'Alessio
  • Jeannette Doleschal
  • Walter Doleschal
  • John Dubiel Jr.
  • Ginger Duncan
  • Michael Glass
  • Charles Guertler
  • Doug Haggerty
  • Catherine Hammond
  • Eric Hein
  • Michael Hilditch
  • Dianne Hirsch
  • Carol Hull
  • Laura Jansen
  • Lisa Jeffrey
  • Elizabeth Kessler
  • Kimberly Lankford
  • Robert Learmonth
  • Donna Loudon
  • Elysa Leonard
  • Allison Luettel
  • Carolyn Marlow
  • Stephanie Mathias
  • Victoria Meadows
  • Ashley Middleton
  • Gavin Phillips
  • Cheryl Potter
  • Colleen Riley
  • Theresa Sclafani
  • Burr Short
  • Paul Silber
  • Sharon Slieker-Jay
  • Rob Turner
  • Donald Van Ryk
  • Noreen Victor
  • Cynthia Ward
  • Theresa Wunder

1,000+ Hours

  • Connor Adams
  • Walter Adams
  • Joseph Andrese
  • Sara Blickenstaff
  • Lisa Cole
  • Holly Fowler
  • Larry Fox
  • Holly French
  • Jeanette Gaede
  • Karen Gall
  • David Glover
  • Angela Gruenfelder
  • Leila Hadj-Chikh
  • Derrick Haire
  • Jennifer Hamilton
  • Elizabeth Harwood
  • Carlos Hip
  • William Hughey
  • Kyle Johnson
  • Tracy Jones
  • Victoria Kile
  • Joshua Kolko
  • Greg Kuether
  • Norman Labbé
  • Michael Lalime
  • Carol Lancaster
  • Maureen Leary
  • Alain Leca
  • Marcia Lyon
  • Logan Mansfield
  • Paul Marx
  • Julie Mayer
  • Autumn McElroy
  • Rysheem McGirt
  • Brienne Momberger
  • Ed Nawrocki
  • Linda Nedzbala
  • Wayne Rohauer
  • Susan Roza
  • Christine Santos
  • Sam Saunders
  • Zachary Schonfield
  • Timothy Seipp
  • Edward Sharkey
  • Marsha Shutty
  • Richard Smith
  • Edward Stauch
  • M. Jeanne Storck
  • April Trociuk
  • Joanne Vogel
  • Mark Weisflog
  • Jerry Winkelstein
  • Brian Yakel

500+ Hours

  • Andrea Berman
  • Alan Berne
  • Sue Engelbert
  • Holly Fowler
  • Madeline Fox
  • Deanna Halsey
  • Chandra Harvey
  • Matthew Hill
  • Douglas Lalia
  • Anne Majerik
  • Amy Marrion
  • Jocelyn Riehl
  • Emilia Roberts
  • Linda Walizer
  • Judson Wilks

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