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2022 Love Your Lagoon 
Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Mangrove Sponsors
Mr. Joseph Z. Duke, III and Mrs. Jennifer Johnson Duke
Mr. Michael O'Reilly and Mrs. Marie O'Reilly

Seagrass Sponsors

Oyster Sponsors
Ms. Marjorie Raines and Mr. Harold Baker
William J. Stewart, Esq. and Mrs. Laurie Kaneb Stewart and
the Law Firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry & Oliver, P.L.
Mr. Michael Toner and Mrs. Carol Toner

Dolphin Sponsors
Mr. Michael Brown, Sr. and Mrs. Mimi Brown

Manatee Sponsors
Mr. George Frazza and Mrs. Marie Frazza
Mr. Ed Michelson & The Atlanta Consulting Group
RedSteel Properties

Seahorse Sponsors
Dr. Joseph Ferro and Mrs. Olivia Ferro
Flare Media
Kmetz, Elwell, Graham & Associates, PLLC
Mr. John Papa and Mrs. Barbara Papa
Sea-Bird Scientific
Mr. James Seitz and Mrs. Bonnie Seitz

Mrs. Cathy Ferrell & Art Equities



                                                               2012 Nathaniel Reed (deceased)                                                                  
                                                               2013 Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr. (deceased)
                                                               2014 Alma Lee Loy (deceased)
                                                               2015 Mark Perry
                                                               2016 Dr. Mary Rice (deceased)
                                                               2017 Diane Barile
                                                               2018 The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute 
                                                                        Principal Investigators
                                                               2019 Former Senate President Joe Negron
                                                               2020 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis 
                                                               2022 Congressman Brian Mast


About Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation:
The mission of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation is to support Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a research institute of Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF) supports marine science and engineering research and education by funding HBOI-FAU efforts to advance understanding of oceans and coastal areas through exploration and scientific inquiry. For more information, visit

About Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: 
Founded in 1971, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University is a research community of marine scientists, engineers, educators and other professionals focused on Ocean Science for a Better World. The institute drives innovation in ocean engineering, at-sea operations, drug discovery and biotechnology from the oceans, coastal ecology and conservation, marine mammal research and conservation, aquaculture, ocean observing systems and marine education. For more information, visit