Partners and Supporters

OBI was founded on the belief of openness and cooperation both in science and in our conservation efforts surrounding whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem as a whole. As such, we are proud to partner with the following organizations.

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The Orca Behavior Institute is a labor of love for our researchers and Board members, and at this time our modest operating budget comes 100% from private donations. In addition to the many supporters of our annual T-shirt fundraising campaign, the following individuals and families have generously supported our work with donations of $50 or more:

Alex Callen
Alice Lowe
Alice Surrency
Alison Engle
Anne-Lie Lindell
April Ryan
Becky Burd
Benjamin Knox
Beth Vineyard
Carol Perrusos
Carrie Flenar Franklin
Cathleen and Gary Weiss
Christine Bush
David Neiwert
Donna Coghlan
Doreen Somers
Dorothy Ingebretson
Frank Breslin
Gary Snyder
Gigi Silva
Heitor Crespo
Jake Klearman
Jamie Manske
Janice Alves Araujo
Jason Shields
Jay Fineman
Jay Schwartz
Jill Hein
Jeffrey Gordon
Jocelyn Shaffer
Juan and Heidi Lopez
Julie Woodruff
K. Makowski
Kaitlyn Kush
Karen Yohn
Kassem Hammoud
KD Richan
Kelly Molitor-Ginn
Ken Hesser
Kim Foos
Kimberly Watson
Lana Meyer
Leslie Curran
Linda Park
Linda Pierce Goos
Lindsey Webster
Lisa Costantino
Lodie Laurieanne Gilbert Budwill
Mackensie Lieberman
Marit Nelson
Marta Fuentealba
Martha Fuentealba
Micah Vacatio
Mike Chaffee
Mike Tarnower
Misha LeeAnn
Monika Wieland Shields
Nicole Ann
Olya Volpe
Paul Hummel
Pilar Kofler
Rachel Haight
Randy Ginn
Rainer and Vera Wieland
Randall Hicks
Rebecca Parks
Robin Baird
Robin VanHyning
Russell and Mary Singer
Serena Gardner
Susan Marie Andersson
Susan Schwinge
Suzanne Oesterreicher Freudberg
The Hair Family
The Kovary Family
The Miller-Selvig Family
The Widere Family
Thea Lorraine
Theresa Richardson
Thomas Furlong
Whitney Neugebauer