The Council

In recognition of your transformative impact, annual donors of $5,000 and above become members of The Council. This premier group provides our most dedicated supporters with opportunities to broaden your knowledge of the ocean, and join the company of others who share an interest in ocean research and science education.

Your gift of $5,000 or more makes a significant impact on our understanding of marine life, global ocean processes, and how both are responding to change. Council members advance the Laboratory’s cutting-edge, worldwide oceanographic research and enable us to mentor the next generation of ocean scientists.

You are essential to the future of the ocean and the many valuable resources it provides.

Please join The Council with a gift of $5,000 or more today by using our secure online donation form or by calling Dana Wilson at (207) 315-2567 ext. 112. Bigelow Laboratory is a 501c3 organization. All gifts are fully tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines.

Council members receive the following great benefits:

  • An invitation to an annual exclusive engagement designed to bring you into the nucleus of the Laboratory
  • A customized private tour of Bigelow Laboratory’s campus for up to 8 guests, including the opportunity to meet with scientists
  • Exclusive updates from the Executive Director
  • Special recognition in the Annual Report
  • Transect semi-annual magazine and eNews monthly email newsletter
  • Advanced invitations to public events and Cafe Sci series
  • A dedicated Council contact person in the Advancement Office

Contact Dana Wilson, Council Liaison, at dwilson@bigelow.org or (207) 315-2567 ext. 112 for more information.