Mote Marine Laboratory’s Annual Fund Waves of Support is designed to recognize the significant contributions of our donors with tailored benefits that demonstrate our appreciation for the longstanding commitments and dedication of support that they provide the institution. Our work at Mote to educate the public through informal marine science, conserve our most precious resources for future generations and explore groundbreaking research discoveries with the potential to impact the health of our oceans and society directly, would not be possible without the critical investments of our donors. We are truly grateful to all of our supporters for helping to advance our important mission for the betterment of us all.
Waves of Support giving levels and benefits are recognized based on each calendar year. All levels receive the benefits listed for lower levels. Only one complimentary membership will be provided per calendar year (highest possible value only).
Under $1,000 Friends
Subscription to the Mote Magazine and Newsletter
$1,000 - $4,999 Pillars Club
Recognition in the annual report
$5,000 - $9,999 Signature Society
Party of Two Membership
Recognition in the Aquarium
$10,000 - $24,999 Cape Haze Society
Party of Four Membership
Invitation to Breakfast with the President
$25,000 - $49,999 Order of the Shark
Party of Six Membership
Invitation to Lunch and Learn series
$50,000 – $74,999 President’s Circle
Party of Eight Membership
Private donor thank you event
$75,000 + William R. Mote Guild
Lifetime membership (12 guests with cardholder)
Invitation to educational excursion*
*Limited opportunities available. Possible cost associated. Safety protocols and measures must be followed prior to approval for any dive trip.