Support the MBL

There is no other place in the world like the Marine Biological Laboratory. An environment of discovery without equal, the MBL is a nexus where scientists meet and begin work that has a global reach.

The MBL’s role as an innovator in the biological sciences is legendary. More than 55 Nobel laureates have had a significant association with the MBL since its founding, and your support is an important part of that legacy. Contributions from individuals like you support our world-renowned research and education programs. To learn more about how philanthropy sustains our work, please visit our support website.

discovery-fundThe Discovery Fund supports all research and education at the MBL, strengthening every aspect of our mission. It provides tuition support, course materials, and laboratory supplies for the many students and faculty participating in MBL courses each year. The Discovery Fund supports the MBL’s resident research centers, Whitman scientists, and a wide range of Fellowships—supplementing grants, investments, and other funding sources. DISCOVER THE MBL!

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Featured Endowed Funds

stuart-mooreThe Stuart – Moore Fund was established to support the Director of children’s programs, MBL camps, and fund other activities for all MBL families. More >
englundThe Paul Englund Fund supports an endowed lecture that honors former Biology of Parasitism (BoP) course director Paul T. Englund. More >
mcclureThe Mike McClure Endowment supports training and student scholarships for students in the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course. More >
saundersThe John Saunders Fund endows a lectureship in the Embryology course in honor of developmental biology pioneer Dr. John Saunders. More >
Memorial and Tribute Gifts are an excellent way to honor a respected professor, an admired colleague, a cherished classmate, or a family member—all while making a contribution to advance MBL research and education. Make a gift in memory of a loved one here.

For information on creating a named or endowed fund, contact Ashley Bolbrock at, (508) 289-7450.