In the end…our heart and soul was you.

Because of the overwhelming outpouring of love and support from this community, we have reached our fundraising goal to save the Sea Turtle Care Center™ and our education programs through the Our World Without campaign. You gave us a tomorrow, a next week, a next month, a next decade… a future. From the entire Aquarium family: thank you!

  • Education Programming
  • Education Programming
  • Education Programming
  • Education Programming
  • Education Programming
  • Education Programming

Our Heart

Education Programming

Because of you, we’ll continue to connect with students across the globe, showing them the wonders of water, wildlife and wild places and inspiring them to become the next generation of environmental stewards.

  • Sea Turtle Care Center
  • Sea Turtle Care Center
  • Sea Turtle Care Center
  • Sea Turtle Care Center
  • Sea Turtle Care Center
  • Sea Turtle Care Center
  • Sea Turtle Care Center

Our Soul

Sea Turtle Care Center

Because of you, we’ll continue to rescue, rehabilitate and release sea turtles who are admitted to our Sea Turtle Care Center™. These sea turtles are ambassadors for all marine life, offering folks the opportunity to learn their stories and advocate to protect what they love.


Thank you to every individual, family and corporation for being true heroes in the fight to save the heart and soul of the Aquarium. We would like to recognize the following for donations of $5,000 or more during this campaign.

Christopher Kauker, CFP®,  Ameriprise Financial
Anna B Milburn Charitable Trust
Anonymous Donor
Ayco Charitable Foundation
The Baden Family
Bank of America
Matt and Christina Bare
Blue Ridge Properties, Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
The Boeing Company
Robert Bosch LLC
Sharon and Nigel Bowers
Jessica L. Brewer and Don Taylor
The Jennifer A. Chalsty Foundation
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
Katy W. Chung and Peter B. Key, Ph.D.
City of Charleston
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Colbert Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and Claus W. Busch II
Mary and Peter Conway
Virginia and Robert Crawford
Crescent Homes
Crews Subaru of Charleston
Mary Ann and John Danahy
DeBordieu and Hobcaw SCUTE
Dominion Energy
Domtar Paper Company, LLC
The Oliver S. and Jennie R.  Donaldson Charitable Trust
Judith Fainsan-Helper
Prudence and Bill Finn
The Fortson Family
Foundation for the Carolinas
The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
Garden City / Surfside Beach S.C.U.T.E.
Lynne and Dennis Gettelfinger, M.D.
The Gildea Foundation
Glaser + Company, LLC
Maureen and Don Glass
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Gorski
Clifton D. Green, Jr.
Head Start/Early Head Start at Charleston County Schools
Nedra and Bruce Hecker
Colleen and Lee Roy Hess
Peg and Don Higgins
John and Marilynn Hill
Sheila and Jim Hodges
Mary and Mason Holland
Holland Family Charitable Fund
Valerie and Scott Howell
Reba Huge
Dorothy and George Ingram
City of Isle of Palms
J.C. Kellogg Foundation Fund
J.H. Walker Legacy Foundation
Carolyn and Wayne Jones
Jill and Christopher Kauker
Kirk and Tara King Family Foundation
The Knapp Foundation, Inc.
Rachel and James Landis
Karen and Denny Larabee
Anne Lee
Brian and Louise Lingerfelt
CW and Dorothy G. Love Foundation, Inc.
Amie and Benedict Maresca
Frances Marlatt
Martech Research, LLC
The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
The Tom and Lynn McNally Family
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC
Dirk Mosis
Motley Rice, LLC
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Susan and John Neely
Neely Family Foundation
Fran and Dennis Nolan
Robert and Ann Orders
Palmer and Cay SC, LLC
Melissa and Jeffrey Parker
Jill and Greg Parsons, M.D.
Pathfinder Foundation, Inc.
Joan C. Pittman and Fred E. Pittman, M.D.
PNC Financial Services Group
Steve and Dianne Potts
Publix Super Markets Charities
Renaissance South Construction Co.
Ira Resnick
Joelle and Jonathan Resnick
Cara and Kevin Richard
Ann and H. N. Ritter III
Nedenia Rumbough and Jan Roosenburg
Alexandra S. Samra
Joseph J. Schott Foundation
Linda and Del Schutte, Jr., M.D.
Scout Boats
Sea Turtle Getaways, Inc.
William and Craig Sedmak
Catherine and Hilton Smith, Jr.
Jeanne deSaussure Smith
Michael and Beverly Smith
Stephanie E. Smith-Phillips, M.D. and James H. Phillips, M.D.
Jordana and Scott Snider
Lydia and Peter Sniderman
The State of  South Carolina
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
South State Bank
The  Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation
The Stonefield Family
Emily and Steve Swanson
Tom Tate and Lori Fox
TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation
The InterTech Group, Inc.
The Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Endowment
The John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation
The Snider Foundation
Lorraine and Robert Tilney III, M.D.
Trident United Way
Peggy Watt and George P. Watt, Jr.
Wells Fargo
Pam and Michael Wilson
Kathleen and Tom Wright
Hiroko Yanagida and Frederick Baker
Suzan and Stephen Zoukis
Jonathan M. Zucker
Mrs. Anita Zucker and Family
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