Planned Giving

  • Wave crash exhibit
    Al and Joyce Siegling

    "We both grew up living by the Atlantic Ocean and are just passionate about the marine environment. Our main inspiration for including a gift in our trust is the educational opportunity that the Aquarium offers to children, the general public and future generations to learn about the importance of ocean conservation." –Al and Joyce Siegling

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium exterior
    Jim Marrocco

    "My legacy commitment to the Aquarium was inspired by Dave Packard. I joined HP immediately out of college in 1970. I was very impressed with the company he created—it was an amazing environment to be a design and development engineer. Dave is one of my heroes." –Jim Marrocco

  • Young girl and family interacting at touch pool
    Terri Tienken

    "I want to ensure that the next generation of children can visit the Aquarium and develop a passion for the oceans as I have. That is why I have included the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the beneficiary of my IRA." –Terri Tienken, Member since 2006

  • Volunteer guide helping mother and daughter
    Ginger Brown and Tom Savarino

    "The Aquarium is a unique institution that shares all of our goals with us, and we're honored to include the Aquarium in our estate plan." –Ginger Brown and Tom Savarino, Members since 1995

  • Young boy discovering an Aquarium exhibit © Julie Olsen
    John Goldberg

    "The Monterey Bay Aquarium provides a critical service helping people appreciate and protect the environment. Including the Aquarium in my estate ensures that this service will continue for future generations." –John Goldberg, Member since 1997

  • Aquarist working with sea otters
    Betty Bird

    "Education is important to me. As a former teacher whose parents are both former teachers, a gift for the Children's Education Endowment Fund to support education in perpetuity was the perfect way to honor my brother's memory and ensure that our family legacy lives on forever." –Betty Bird

  • Mother and daughter watching a tufted puffin
    Bonnie Lockwood

    "I admire Julie Packard. She walks the talk and by making a gift to the Aquarium in my estate plan I will be building on her leadership, leaving the oceans in a lot better place when I'm gone" –Bonnie Lockwood

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Leave a Legacy for Our Oceans

The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. You can be part of this important mission through a gift in your estate plans, called a planned gift. Your gifts will help us protect our oceans for years to come.


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