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Advance your business’s philanthropic goals in STEM education, sea turtle rehabilitation, wildlife conservation and more by partnering with the South Carolina Aquarium! From event sponsorships to Corporate Circle membership, we have opportunities to complement your community engagement goals, complete with rewarding benefits for your employees. Browse our corporate opportunities below.

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Corporate Circle

Currently accepting new members, Corporate Circle is a unique employee engagement and benefit program that combines your business’s philanthropic pursuits, company visibility in the market and employee satisfaction. Four giving levels are available and offer a myriad of benefits such as behind the scenes opportunities at the Aquarium, company visibility on our website, complimentary general admission tickets for employees, statewide volunteer and training opportunities with our conservation team and much more. Benefits can also be tailored to specifically align with your company’s philanthropic and employee engagement strategy.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Sponsor an Event

Every year, Aquarium supporters near and far look forward to our three staple events: Turtle Trek 5K, Sea Life by Starlight and our black-tie Conservation Gala. Each event unites a community committed to the present and future of the Aquarium. Funds raised at all three events contribute to our mission, directly making a positive impact on animal care, education programming, conservation efforts and much more. Sponsor an event to amplify your brand to engaged Aquarium donors and our closest circle of supporters.

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Sponsor an Exhibit

If you are looking for a more permanent spot for your company at the Aquarium, sponsor an entire exhibit! Your business name will be seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors annually as a corporation on the forefront of conservation and education. From the mountains to the sea, indoor to outdoor, fish to mammals, we can pair your brand with an exhibit that aligns with your corporate identity. We also offer named sponsorship opportunities throughout our holiday light spectacular, Aquarium Aglow.

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Landmark 2025

The Aquarium is in the midst of Landmark, a multi-year enterprising strategy that will guide our organization to innovate in areas of conservation, education and animal care — and to animate and transform our city’s east peninsula. This work cannot be done without the support of like-minded businesses. Become a part of the Aquarium’s next wave as one of the first to be directly aligned with our newest resources to engage more of the community than ever before.

For all corporate inquiries, please contact Griffin Muli, corporate and institutional giving officer, at gmuli@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8600.

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Custom Partnerships

In addition to the above opportunities, we can craft a custom partnership that aligns your corporate strategy with our mission in the way that best suits your goals, with your brand identity and message at the forefront. Let’s start the conversation today!

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Thank you to our current Corporate Circle:

Platinum Members

Boeing logo
Charleston Coffee Roasters logo
Dominion Energy logo
Ingevity logo
Mercedes-Benz Vans logo
RedFin Charters logo
South Carolina Federal Credit Union logo

Gold Members

Google LLC

Silver Members

Knecht North America, Inc.

Bronze Members

Benefitfocus

Blackbaud

BoomTown!

C.T. Lowndes & Company

Silver Moon Property Management

USI Insurance Services, LLC

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