Our Donors and Partners

Thank you to our 2019 corporate partners!


El Palomar Restaurant

New Leaf Community Markets

Cafe El Palomar

West End Tap and Kitchen

Alta Organic Coffee and Team Company

Upcycled Skate Art

Java Junction

2019 Donor Recognition

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference” –  Kathy Calvin.

With your generous donation, we are able to support critical programs of our Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Bay Net and Team OCEAN docent programs prevented wildlife disturbances and educated the public about the importance of our sanctuary protections. The Whale Rescue network supported permitted responders on their mission to disentangle whales that become caught up by fishing lines, ropes, buoys and nets, dragging these items sometimes for thousands of miles, potentially leading to a slow and painful death.

You helped us make a difference and the ocean thanks you!


Cannery Row Company, Ted and Velma Balestreri

Dream Inn/Ensemble Investments

Friends of Sea Otter

Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am


Steve Blank and Alison Elliott

Repass Rodgers Family Foundation/Frederick and Barbara Keeley

Secretary Leon E. and Sylvia Panetta


AT&T, Dr. Bettye Saxon

Gene and Genie Bernardini

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Community Foundation of Monterey

George and Debra Couch, Couch Distribution Company, Inc.

Sam and Shary Farr

Monterey Plaza Hotel, LP

Oceankind, Evan Rapoport

Julie Packard

Pebble Beach Company, David Stivers

Pet Specialists of Monterey

Laura Phelps

Randy Repass & Sally-Christine Rodgers

Sally Shepard

Santa Cruz County Bank

The Eastwood Charitable Fund

The Eubanks Family Fund

Bradley Zeve


Jeanne Adams

Tobias and Jessica Aguirre

Bay Federal Credit Union

Benjamin Media Investments, LLC, David Benjamin

Louis Frizzell

David and Jackie Heald

Debra Maniaci

Monterey Bay Kayaks, Cass Schrock

Morgan Stanley, Gary Pezzi

Protect Our Mother, Inc., Nova and Paul Covington

Santa Cruz Seaside Company, Charles Canfield

Robert Stevens

Rich Vicenti and Alesa Lightbourne

Yavuz Arkan


Brad Brereton, Brereton Law Office

Morgan Bromstad

Hilary Bryant and Dr. David Shuman

Mary Anne Carson

Anna Chavez

Angela Chestnut

Pamela and Joseph Cooper III

Sara Davi

Frank Dost

Candice Elliot

Dan and Rebecca Haifley

Karen Hassan

William Head

Donna Murphy and Mark Mesiti-Miller

Michael Murphy

Leah Myers

Richard Nutter

Barbara Palmer

Pillsbury Foundation, Lizzie Dickinson Smith

Barbara Plank

Maria Rowe

Kelley Stanley

Lori Stewart

Derek Timm

Pamela Whitehead

Virginia Wright

Geri and Michael Zaballos


Doug Blaisdell

Robert Carey

Ceil Cirillo

Nicole Crane

Dennis Danielson

Michael Djubasak

Christine Eckstrom

Gregg Freeman

Carol Fuller

Adele & Dan Gardner & Hoppenfeld

Kristina Glavis

Mary Gunn

Paul Halter

Michelle Hamerslough

Daniel Horton

Stephen Karon

Tom Malcom

Craig Noke

Paul Michel

Krissie Olson

Gayle Ortiz

Gary and Vicki Pezzi

Cass Schrock

William Sharp

Mary Waltz

B. Zavala

Up to $99:

Shilpi Chakrabarti

Scott Collura

Mary Alice Fettis

LeeAnn Lahren

Eric Robertsen

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz Human Race