The Impact of Your Gifts
Promoting science to save the Bay
Gifts from individuals and corporations help VIMS researchers create the fundamental knowledge needed to restore and sustainably manage Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean. Private giving also supports education and training of the next generation of marine scientists and policymakers.
In-kind gift of scientific equipment will support studies and monitoring of water quality and ecosystem health in Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean.
The third annual Dinghy poker raises more than $3,000 for VIMS.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently celebrated the graduation of four emerging professionals who will be joining the ranks of Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster aquaculture industry.
High-school and college students from Virginia’s Eastern Shore had the opportunity to pursue marine research close to home this summer.
A recent gathering of “Master Oyster Gardeners” is the latest chapter in a fruitful partnership between VIMS scientists and members of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association, or TOGA.
Gift from the SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation culminates 5 year commitment, supports study of Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by Ph.D. student Sikai Peng.
Professors Iris Anderson, Courtney Harris, and Roger Mann receive 2012 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in teaching, research, and service.
Rotarians support the second year of a graduate student fellowship and hear a research update from the two inaugural fellowship recipients.
VIMS partners with the Fly Fishers of Virginia and Dominion Power to help rehabilitate disabled veterans through a unique program called Project Healing Waters.
The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association has provided VIMS with an initial gift of $27,000 to establish the TOGA Fellowship Endowment in support of research by VIMS graduate students.
$50,000 gift from Dominion Foundation will fund purchase of an underwater video system for field studies in Chesapeake Bay.
The Gloucester Point Rotary Club makes a $5,000 gift to honor J. Ernest Warinner and to support graduate students at VIMS.
The gift to the VIMS Foundation will support climate change research by Master’s student Emily Jayne.
Five students from universities throughout the Commonwealth returned to their native Eastern shore to pursue research at VIMS' Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
Two local chapters of the U.S. Power Squadrons raise more than $3,000 for VIMS during the first annual "Dinghy Poker Run."
A gift from Adrian G. "Casey" Duplantier Jr. and 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union supports another season of field research for two W&M students.
VIMS begins a new program to train the skilled workers needed to advance Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster-farming industry.
VIMS' annual open house drew an estimated 2,000 visitors to Gloucester Point on May 30 for a day of fun and learning.
VIMS' 2009 Art Show and Auction will feature the works of Eastern Shore sculptors William and David Turner, a father and son team known internationally for their wildlife sculptures in bronze.
Ferguson Enterprises of Newport News has pledged $75,000 to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to support graduate student education and public outreach at the Gloucester Point campus.
A major gift from Norfolk Dredging Company will help VIMS researchers advance their studies of seafloor history and ecology. VIMS will use the funds to purchase an automatic core logger that can uncover a wealth of environmental data from seafloor sediment cores.
Norfolk Southern Corporation has committed $150,000 to VIMS to help purchase an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer, an instrument that provides new opportunities for addressing important questions in marine ecology and conservation.
Dominion of Richmond has given VIMS a $50,000 gift to help equip a distance-learning classroom in VIMS' new research building, Andrews Hall, which is scheduled to open in spring 2007.
The Beazley Foundation of Portsmouth has awarded the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation a $50,000 endowed student fellowship to attract students from the Tidewater region of Virginia.
The Massey Foundation of Richmond has committed an additional $500,000 to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's 5-year capital campaign, doubling the Foundation's total contribution to $1 million.