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Every day in local laboratories and outposts in far away lands, the scientists at Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute work toward ensuring that human and animal populations may share a vibrant and healthy environment. Our vision is a world that can sustain its rich biodiversity to ensure a lasting prosperity for future generations.You can be a part of our quest to leave behind a world that is a little better than we found it by making a tax-deductible online contribution today:

Click on the Donate Now button below.

Mail or fax your contribution to us by clicking here for a printable donor intent form.

Whatever amount you can give and whatever area of HSWRI science you choose to support, your gift will truly make a difference. If you would like more information please e-mail or call Eileen Sigler at 619-226-3881. Together we will continue “to return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.”




As an HSWRI donor, you’ll also enjoy invitations to the below donor events (see giving levels and ticket amounts to the right)

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
2016 Special Events

Thursdays June 23, July 28, and August 25
Conservation Concerts at HSWRI Mission Bay offices. This summer concert series will showcase local artists coupled with science chats with HSWRI marine researchers. A casual happy hour-type event, the evening will include delicious hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar on the scenic east patio of HSWRI’s headquarters, right on the shores of Mission Bay.

Sunday, September 18
Donor Appreciation Picnic at SeaWorld San Diego. The event is a popular, long-standing tradition with HSWRI supporters and their families. The day includes brunch, musical performances, visits from SeaWorld animal ambassadors, and brief science chats featuring HSWRI researchers. Guests also enjoy free admission that day to the park.

Thursday, October 13
VIP Appreciation Event at SeaWorld San Diego. This exclusive, after hours, behind-the-scenes visit to SeaWorld lets guests experience the wonders of the ocean up close, with activities like interacting with dolphins and gazing into the eyes of orcas. Guests partake in delicious food and drink alongside fellow supporters from the private and public sectors while learning about HSWRI’s latest research worldwide.

January 2017, date to be confirmed.
Annual Whale Watch at Seaforth Sportfishing. As part of this memorable trip, donors have the opportunity to view majestic California Gray Whales as they travel south to their birthing grounds in the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. In addition to witnessing this remarkable journey, guests may also see dolphins, sea lions and many species of marine birds while enjoying breakfast on the sea. HSWRI scientists and staff attend the event to provide educational opportunities for attendees.


FLORIDA SUPPORTERS: Interested in supporting the rescue and research efforts of our our Marine Mammal Stranding Team?  Help them by purchasing an item from their Amazon Wishlist and provide vital supplies for stranding response kits. And if you purchase through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase price will be donated to HSWRI!






“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

Native American Proverb

HSWRI’s 2016 Donor Benefits Include: 

  • $50 – $99: Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute 2017 Calendar (also included
    in following levels)
  • $100 – $249: Choice of 2 tickets to one of three Conservation Concerts OR 2 tickets to the Donor Appreciation Picnic
  • $250 – $499: Choice of 2 tickets to one of three Conservation Concerts OR 2 tickets to the Donor Appreciation picnic OR 2 tickets to the Annual Whale Watch
  • $500 – $999: Choice of 2 tickets to two of three Conservation Concerts OR 4 tickets to the Donor Appreciation Picnic OR 4 tickets to the Donor Appreciation Picnic OR 2 tickets to the Annual Whale Watch
  • $1,000 – $2,499: Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Society Membership 2 tickets to all three Conservation Concerts OR 4 tickets to the Donor Appreciation Picnic AND  2 tickets to the Annual Whale Watch
  • $2,500+ Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute VIP Sponsor: 2 tickets to all three Conservation Concerts AND 4 tickets to the Donor Appreciation Picnic AND 2 tickets to the Annual Whale Watch

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. HSWRI’s Development staff abides by the Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights as outlined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Both documents (C) 1964, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Included with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

AFP Code of Ethics

Donor Bill of Rights