--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--
September 15, 2011
Bigelow Laboratory Receives Major Operations Grant from the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation
WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has received a grant of $100,000 from the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. The funds will be used to help support the Laboratory’s expanding operations over the next two years.
“This support is pivotal to the Laboratory’s strategy for creating a sustainable, world-class global ocean research and education campus on the Maine coast,” said Bigelow Director of Advancement Jennifer Cutshall. “We’re extremely proud that the Foundation has recognized the Laboratory’s potential to bring economic growth and continued international recognition to our state.”
“The award comes at a critical time for us,” said Bigelow Executive Director Dr. Graham Shimmield. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented period of growth, and these funds will help us to recruit new Senior Research Scientists, establish our new Corporate Alliance and Technology Transfer Office, and cover the growing operating costs of the organization.”
The Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation supports a range of non-profit organizations working in the areas of health care and human services, animal welfare, public broadcasting, and the environment.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences an independent, non-profit center for global ocean research, ocean science education, and technology transfer. The Laboratory’s research ranges from microbial oceanography to the large-scale biogeochemical processes that drive ocean ecosystems and global environmental conditions. A recognized leader in Maine's emerging innovation economy, Bigelow Laboratory is spurring significant economic growth in the state through construction of a major Ocean Science and Education Campus in East Boothbay. ####