| July 26, 2022
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 the Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean. Private giving also supports education and training of the next generation of marine scientists and policymakers.
Professors Eric Hilton and Juliette Smith are selected as recipients of Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Acuff Center for Aquaculture purpose-built to support the science of shellfish farming.
Support for projects pitched by researchers Derek Loftis and Lisa Kellogg will advance flood-detection technology, fishing app.
Professor Rob Hale will use stipend to engage students in field research and advisory service activities.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science honored four staff members with the inaugural Massey Medallion at its Fall Seafood Feast on September 30.
The Peninsula chapter of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia hosted the 3rd annual Mermaid Cup golf tournament on September 20th at Kiln Creek Golf and Country Club in Newport News, supporting the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation.
Local philanthropists Harry and Judy Wason fund purchase of an Imaging FlowCytobot to help Dr. Juliette Smith's research team detect harmful algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay.
Professors Mary Fabrizio and Bongkeun Song will use stipends to engage students in field research and advisory service activities.
A. Marshall Acuff, Jr. has made a $5 million commitment to advance shellfish aquaculture research at VIMS and bolster the Oyster Disease Research Fund.
The Peninsula chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Virginia hosted the 2nd annual Mermaid Cup golf tournament on October 27th at Kiln Creek Golf and Country Club in Newport News, in support of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation.
A grant of $30,000 from The Dominion Foundation, to William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science will fund a study of sea turtle nesting along Virginia’s Atlantic seaboard.
Professors Mark Brush and John Hoenig will use stipends to engage students in field research and advisory service activities.
VIMS and the W&M Law School collaborate on a new climate-change website thanks to state funding and a $1.2 million grant from blue moon fund.
College students who hail from the Eastern Shore of Virginia presented their summer research projects to an audience of family members and donors at the VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague last week.
VIMS professors Jeff Shields and Harry Wang have been selected as recipients of 2015 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence at the College of William & Mary.
VIMS graduate student Patricia Thibodeau and W&M undergraduate Jack Conroy are currently conducting field research in Antarctica thanks in part to a generous gift from Adrian G. “Casey” Duplantier Jr. and 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News.
VIMS recently celebrated the sixth group of interns to graduate from its Oyster Aquaculture Training Program during a reception on the Gloucester Point campus.
Five students from the Eastern Shore of Virginia had the opportunity to spend their summer pursuing research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
The Colonial Sail & Power Squadron raised more than $5,000 during its fifth annual fundraising event for VIMS on July 19th.
VIMS’ twelfth annual Marine Science Day on May 17th drew the largest and most enthusiastic crowd the Institute has seen since the event’s inception in 2002.
The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation has provided the VIMS Foundation with a leadership grant of $400,000 that researchers will use to purchase a state of the art “confocal” microscope capable of generating high-resolution 3-D images.
VIMS Professors Kenneth Moore and Deborah Steinberg have been selected as recipients of 2014 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence at the College of William & Mary.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently recognized graduate student Mark Stratton as the recipient of the SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation Fellowship for 2013-2014.
Five high-school and college students from Virginia’s Eastern Shore had the opportunity to pursue marine science research this summer at VIMS' Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
VIMS welcomes a large and enthusiastic crowd of more than 2,000 visitors to its 11th-annual open house in Gloucester Point.
The family of the late VIMS Professor of Marine Science Rebecca Dickhut has provided the Virginia Institute of Marine Science with a generous gift of $300,000 to establish The Rebecca Dickhut Endowment for Support of Students and Young Early Career Scientists.
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.
More than 2,000 guests visit VIMS' annual open house for a day of fun and learning.
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.
Nearly 2,500 people enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at how VIMS research helps empower Virginians to protect and restore the coastal environment.
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.
More than 2,200 people enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at VIMS during the Institute's annual open house.
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.