VIMS Foundation

Incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation was created to support the mission of VIMS and the School of Marine Science. It does so by building endowment funds to support institutional needs, professorships, and student fellowships. The Foundation also holds funds to support current program needs at VIMS, and holds unrestricted annual funds to support VIMS’ greatest needs in the current year. It provides a means for those interested in marine science and education to support these fields through direct gifts or to leave a legacy through bequests and planned giving vehicles.

While a young foundation, the VIMS Foundation has more than $10,000,000 in assets to support the mission of VIMS and the School of Marine Science. Be a part of the future of marine science by helping to build this resource for research and education!

For further information, please contact:

  • Amy E. Fisher, Director of Development: 804-684-7107, email:
  • Jennifer Dillon, Associate Director of Development, at 804-684-7226, email:
  • Lisa Phipps, Assistant to the Director at 804-684-7099, email:
  • Christine Foulcard, Program Support Coordinator at 804-684-7784, email:

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