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Now Accepting Sponsorships

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Sponsorship Levels are:

Mangrove -- $25,000
Seagrass -- $15,000
Oyster -- $10,000
Dolphin -- $5,000
Manatee -- $2,500
Seahorse -- $1,000

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

Seagrass Sponsors
Ms. Marjorie Raines and Mr. Harold Baker

Oyster Sponsors

Dolphin Sponsors
Mr. Michael Brown, Sr. and Mrs. Mimi Brown
William J. Stewart, Esq. and Mrs. Laurie Kaneb Stewart and 
the Law Firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.
Mr. Michael Toner and Mrs. Carol Toner

Manatee Sponsors
Mr. Robert E. Campbell and Mrs. Joan M. Campbell
Florida Power & Light 
Dr. Ed Lippisch and Mrs. Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch
Mr. Ed Michelson and The Atlanta Consulting Group 
Red Steel Properties
Wells Fargo
Westmark Construction Company

Seahorse Sponsors
Mrs. Boots Carter and The Lucille B. & John A. Carter Family Foundation, Inc.
Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Dr. Joseph Ferro and Mrs. Olivia Ferro
Flare Media
Mr. George Frazza and Mrs. Marie Frazza
Ms. Katha Kissman 
Kmetz, Elwell, Graham & Associates, PLLC
Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums - ORA
Mr. John Papa and Mrs. Barbara Papa
​Mr. Jim Seitz and Mrs. Bonnie Seitz
Ms. Isabelle Tapley

​   HBOIF Funded 2018 Indian River Lagoon Graduate Research Fellows

Sitting left to right: Katha Kissman, HBOIF President/CEO, Erin Shilling, Catherine Lo, Sarah Denka, Amelia Roskar, Jeffery Herr
Standing left to right: Peter McCarthy, Ph.D., Mike O'Reilly, HBOIF Chair, Brandon McHenry, Aaron Duecaster, David Bradshaw, Ian Combs, Rene Miller-Zavier



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


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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