The Aquarium Society expresses gratitude to our cumulative giving sponsors who have supported us throughout the years. Their gifts have inspired all generations to understand and appreciate our state’s Living Treasures.

The North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier are grateful for the generous support provided by these major donors:

Major Donors

NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund

NC Waterfront Access & Marine Industry Fund

Pepsi Bottling Ventures/PepsiCo

Triad Foundation

Dare County

Dominion NC Power

NC Association of Outdoor Advertisers

NC Coastal Recreational Fishing License Program

NOAA — National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration


Dianne S. Avery

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Cannon Foundation

Carteret County Tourism Development Authority

Centura Bank

Bill & Barbara Dobo

Bob & Dot Dobo

Duke Energy (CP&L)

Mary Whiting Ewing Foundation

First Citizens Bank

AJ Fletcher Foundation

General Federation of Women’s Clubs of NC

Tom & Bee Gwynn

Olivia Holding

Bill & Marilyn Hull

Institute for Museum & Library Services

Kealy Family Foundation

Ben & Jean Kilgore

Mary Katherine Lawrence & Art Klose

Bob & Carol Mattocks

Percy W. & Elizabeth G. Meekins Charitable Trust

NC Coastal Area Management Act

Nucor Steel

Jane Smith Patterson

Michael & Debbie Thompson

Town of Nags Head

Union Concrete

Association of Zoos & Aquariums MACE Award
Bill & Georgia Belk
Steve Bell
Alice Bost
Carteret County
Carteret Publishing Company
Coastal Beverage Company
Drew & Vickey Covert
Tom Davis Fund
Emerald Isle Realty
Dick & Billie Futrell
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Grady White Boats
A.C. & Dot Hall
Hatteras Yachts
Art & Alice Keeney
Kelly’s Restaurant
Kurtis Chevrolet
Janie & Carter Lambeth
Alex & Carolyn MacFadyen
Sam & Kim McConkey
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
NC State University Sea Grant
New Hanover County
Betsy & Mitchell Oakley
OceanReef, Inc.
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
Park Foundation
Warren & Barbara Perry
Walter & Pam Phillips
Lonnie & Carol Lynn Poole
Buddy & Stu Pope
Thomas Reese
Rockett, Burkhead & Winslow
Safari Club International
Safrit’s Building Supply
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Southern Bank
Buck Suiter Family
Mathew & Maureen Sullivan, in Memory of Eugene Sullivan
Sunlite Supply, Inc.
Bill & Mary Hannah Taft
George & Suzanne Taylor
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds
Transportation Impact
Triangle Land Conservancy
Twiddy & Company Family
Wachovia Foundation
David & Sydney Womack
Yadkin Bank (East Carolina Bank, VantageSouth Bank)
Accelerando, Inc.
Tootsie Adderholdt & Alice Engel
Ambrose Signs
Casey Ball & Dan Tomlinson
Marvin & Cynthia Barnes
Bembridge Insurance Agencies
Frank & Wendy Block
Bluewater GMAC
BMH Architects
Gil Burnett
Charlton & Peg Burns
Cape Fear Garden Club
Capital Development Services
Carteret County Sportfishing Club
Electric Membership Cooperative
Craig Castor
Marc & Sissy Chesnutt
Clancy & Theys Construction
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty
Community Foundation of Southeastern NC
Cooperative Bank for Savings
Dairy Queen
Walter Daniels
Discovery Diving
Dive Rite
Graham & Ashley Dozier
Embarq Corporation
Charles & Becky Evans
First Union Foundation
Jake & Mazie Froelich
Art & Carolyn Green
Ted & Peggy Haigler
Cary Hawthorne
Cherbec Foundation
Jonathan & Mary Howes
Joanna Foundation
Karen & Jay Johnson
Mike & Gree Jones
John & Marian Kutzer
Landfall Foundation
Rosie Lasinski Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Steve MacCurry
Susan E. Martin
Ann Maxwell
Harvey McNairy Foundation
Microsoft TechSoup
Allan & Margaret Mims Foundation
James E. Moore Insurance Agency
Mt. Olive Pickle Company
Munson Aquatic Conservation Exhibit Award
NEST — Network for Endangered Sea Turtles
North Carolina Community Foundation
NCDENR Office of Environmental Education
New England Aquarium
OBX Bank
Ocean Foundation
Olympus Dive Center
Outer Banks Community Foundation
Outer Banks Dive Center
Bill & Connie Parker
PaverScape Designs
Pennymen Group
Pizza Huts of Eastern NC
Gail Plucker
Emily Proctor
RBC Bank
Realty World, The Selling Team, Llew & Elaine
Chuck & Bonnie Revelle
George & Sylvia Rountree, III
Salty Dawg Marina
Lila & Harry Schiffman
SeaWitch Motel & Café
Wes & Jacque Seegars
Segal Family Charities
Jim, Judy & Robin Serne
Sound Bank
Strata Solar
Tedder Family
Dave Tichenor
Towboat US, Oregon Inlet NC
Karl Von Der Heyden
Weston Foundation
David & Judy Whichard
Ray & Linda White
Rick & Myrna Willetts
William Etheridge Foundation
Hope Williams & Tom Bersuder
Wooten & Batchelor Families
Bill & Lyndia Wright
Peter & Darlene Young

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The NC Aquarium Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID# 56-1512990) and receives all gifts on behalf of the NC Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier.

The NC Aquariums are a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.