Major Gifts

The MBL gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions and pledges of the individuals, foundations, and companies who supported our programs and operations in 2012.


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
$2,258,548 grant to investigate microbial ecosystems at the Axial Seamount, a deep sea volcano on the North Pacific; Julie Huber, Principal Investigator.


The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
$850,000 for support of the Bay
Paul Center and Bay Paul Faculty.

$640,000 in support of the Swope Elevator project and the Annual Fund.

Dart Neuroscience LLC
$500,000 to provide lab space for visiting investigators.

The Charles Evans Foundation
$500,000 to establish the endowed Charles Evans Research Development Fund.

John and Valerie Rowe
$500,000 in support of the Strategic Planning  Fund and Annual Fund.

Joan R. Berman
$295,577 bequest intention.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
$150,000 in support of the Semester in Environmental Science Program.

David and Susan Hibbitt
$119,185 in support of the Strategic Planning Fund and Annual Fund.

Robert A. Prendergast
$110,050 in support of the MBL General Endowment and the Annual Fund.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
$100,000 in support of the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Fund.