The Development Office cultivates philanthropic giving in support of WHOI’s mission of research and education to advance understanding of the ocean.
Our staff of professional fundraisers, writers and administrators connects individuals, corporations, and foundations to WHOI so they may contribute to a greater understanding of the ocean, our planet, and how we interact with these systems.
Private philanthropy has been an integral part of WHOI’s success since it was founded in 1930. Charitable organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation helped establish the Institution’s endowment, funded the construction of new buildings and research vessels, and provided preliminary operating expenses. Today, private funding continues to support innovative ideas, technologies, and scientific discoveries. We are proud that WHOI has been named a four-star charity by Charity Navigator for 10 consecutive years-a distinction achieved by only two percent of U.S. charities.
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Administrative Associate to the VP for Advancement & Chief Marketing Officer Phone: 508-289-3216