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Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway’s book, Dolphin Doctor. NMMF decal and more...$500/year

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Invitation for two to NMMF's annual event. Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway's book, Dolphin Doctor and more... $1000/year

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Friends of the Foundation

The Foundation is grateful for the many donations we’ve received from donors.

If your company would like to make a donation, please email

Every donation supports the Foundation’s ongoing mission.

Top Donors

elle.g Photography

Lisa Gisczinski (elle.g) is a modern photographer who believes the best pictures come from a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Her easygoing attitude and unobtrusive style help make even the most camera shy people feel comfortable. She believes photography should capture the day as it really looked, putting an emphasis on candid, unexpected images. Lisa specializes in outdoor weddings in San Diego or destination weddings around the world. She also happens to be a former dolphin, sea lion and killer whale trainer for Sea World so she knows, extensively, the behavior of these beautiful marine mammals.

Eli Halpin Artwork

Eli Halpin’s paintings are about food, sharing, living together, working together and the cycle of life. They are made on recycled wood with thick oil paint and sometimes acrylic, spray paint, metals, mica, glass, fabric, sand, gemstones, pearls, and found objects. Her favorite subjects to paint are paws, cheeks, whiskers and claws.



Rick Armstrong

Rick Armstrong was raised in a military family that finally settled in Breckenridge, Colorado. He paints nautical themed scenarios based on serving over 35 years in the Navy Deep Sea Diving community. His art has been collected by active duty, retired military, commercial deep sea divers, and hard hat collectors worldwide. His dive paintings hang in museums and military dive commands throughout the United States.


Go Pro

The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera. Whether your goal is to capture a great day out with friends or you’re gunning for the cover of a magazine, the HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition can help you nail it and look like a HERO.


Matthew Meier Photography

Matthew Meier is a professional underwater, nature and travel photographer based in San Diego, California. He was formally trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography, completing their Masters Program. Matthew’s images are available as fine art prints, to license for advertising, corporate and editorial usages and Matthew is available for assignment work around the globe.


Loews Coronado

Loews Coronado Bay is a beautiful bay front San Diego luxury hotel. The San Diego resort has undergone an extensive transformation, including the Lobby, Bay Terrace, and Cays Lounge The new design takes full advantage of the hotel’s island setting, combining Pacific Coast sun and surf with the casual elegance of an ocean-front home. Highlights include a two-story chandelier of suspended glass spheres, a vibrant indoor/outdoor lobby bar, a high-tech media wall with nine LCD flat-screen TVs, cozy bayside fire pits, and retractable windows that frame beautiful views of the Coronado Bay and San Diego skyline. Come experience the new Loews Coronado Bay.

Herb Weber Photography

National Marine Mammal Foundation supporter Herb Weber is a professional photographer.


Sail San Diego

Sail San Diego has over 24 years on the beautiful waters surrounding the San Diego harbor and thousands of satisfied clients and their crew works diligently to ensure each boating excursion is a perfect one for all! Whether the need is for a beautiful boat for your corporate event, a sailing lesson for you, a family whale watching experience, or a most memorable celebration at sea including private parties, proposals, anniversaries, birthdays or a romantic sunset sail, call Sail San Diego to plan your event. They have also added a power boat for your harbor excursions.


Bali Hai

Whether you’re just looking for nice place to have dinner or planning for an important event, the Bali Hai Restaurant has a menu for every occasion. With spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline, their South Pacific Room and Hawaiian Village are perfect for wedding receptions.


Disneyland Adventure Parks

Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it’s the happiest place on earth! Go build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter one of the Lands that comprise Disneyland Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films.


Maritime Institute

The Maritime Institute is your complete source for U.S. Coast Guard approved courses for the recreational, professional, military, and law enforcement professional. Their curriculum covers everything from the basic maritime rules of the road, to the OUPV/6-Pack and Upper Tonnage Captain’s Licenses (Master 100, 200, 500 & 1600 GT and 3rd Mate). You can take affordable courses in their classrooms, on-line, or they will send their mobile team to your location.

Call them today to discuss your maritime career, and remember – The key to safe boating is education; so get educated!


Patagonia (Cardiff-by-the-Sea location)

When the Malloy brothers – Chris, Keith and Dan – began developing a surf line for Patagonia in 2004, the prospect of opening a California-based surf store was part of their plan. In late May of 2006, that plan became reality.

The store occupies the first floor of the former Cardiff Mercantile building, located on San Elijo Avenue just a few blocks south of Birmingham. Professional surfer/writer/photographer Devon Howard is the manager.

Rather than just carrying outdoor-industry-specific product, this store caters to the needs of core surfers and watermen – both male and female. We offer our own Patagonia surf apparel using organic cotton, as well as board shorts made from recycled materials. Also available are surfboards, wetsuits and bodysurfing gear, as well as paddleboards, free-diving and other surf accessory products.

As part of their environmental mission, they provide ongoing support for local environmental groups with products and/or donations. They’re also pleased to offer the use of the large open patio to environmental organizations for meetings. Stop by for a visit and talk to their staff – they look forward to meeting you.


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