Your gift by Oct. 31 will be matched*

We can build a better future together.

Mote Marine Laboratory's vital discoveries have led to: New treatments for deadly coral diseases, new methods to monitor sick manatees in need of rescue, and better ways to help threatened sharks and people coexist worldwide—just to name a few.

With your help, we can achieve the goal of a lifetime: healthy oceans for our future.

Your gift to Mote by Oct. 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar.*

Thank you to our generous matching donors:

Julius Fleischman Foundation
Hylbert Family Foundation
Rebecca and Toma Milbank
S Jackson Wommack and Edna B Wommack Foundation

Meet the trailblazer who founded Mote Marine Laboratory

A scientist ahead of her time: That’s the best way to describe Dr. Eugenie (Genie) Clark, who founded Mote Marine Laboratory in 1955.

Known to many as the “Shark Lady,” Genie would have turned 100 this year. In the 1950s, she'd already discovered that sharks are complex and fascinating rather than mindless and frightening, and that women belong in marine science. Her trailblazing mindset has led to many of Mote's greatest impacts today and inspires our progress toward an even brighter tomorrow.

*Gifts matched 1:1 up to $58,000.