Annual Appeal

Because of you, the Marine Discovery Center is celebrating 20 years of community engagement through exploration, conservation and education. Together we’ve restored living shorelines, counted horseshoe crabs, measured seagrass, rescued dolphins, manatees and pelicans and most importantly educated over 30,000 people annually to create the next generation of ambassadors for the Indian River Lagoon.

As a community we all understand that our shared future, recreation, livelihood and investments will thrive as the Indian River Lagoon thrives. We’ve also been reminded recently of the vulnerability of this special body of water and how important it is to our economy, community and overall way of life.

At 20 years old, the Marine Discovery Center is a proven reliable steward of environmental and financial resources. Your gifts to the Marine Discovery Center are an investment in a respected and trusted environmental leader and this year contributions will have doubled the impact! In celebration of our 20th anniversary all donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000 towards our endowment fund! Please make a gift of $500, $100, $50 or $25 to protect our common interests in the Lagoon through Marine Discovery Center’s work. Each dollar you give is a promise to support a mutual-heartfelt commitment to determined efforts by the Marine Discovery Center toward Lagoon health, awareness, and sustainability.

You may also pledge a sustaining gift via automatic credit card donations, you can donate online using any of the “donate” buttons on our site. You may contact me directly at 386-679-3622 regarding gift planning, becoming a member of the Dolphin Society or making an IRA qualified charitable contribution. Also, please remember to check with your place of business to see if it will match your charitable contribution.

Special 20th Anniversary gifts of at least $1,000 made by December 31, 2017 will be listed with your name on an anniversary plaque at the Marine Discovery Center.

Because of your support, through the years, the Marine Discovery Center has earned credibility and established far-reaching revered relationships. Loyal friends, Dolphin Society members, volunteers, and corporate partners join in the knowledge that together we make a difference.


Chad Truxall
Executive Director