February 8, 2016

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.