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.

griffin     whale-scout-logo-wht-1     LOGUeng_cen2r     8d44578425db443fa75b382d400d700b_original  26952028_10160041362080601_825364982573751748_o


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
Carol Perrusos
Cathleen and Gary Weiss
Christine Bush
David Neiwert
Donna Coghlan
Doreen Somers
Dorothy Ingebretson
Frank Breslin
Jake Klearman
Jay Fineman
Jay Schwartz
Jill Hein
Jeffrey Gordon
Juan and Heidi Lopez
Julie Woodruff
K. Makowski
Kaitlyn Kush
Kassem Hammoud
Ken Hesser
Kim Foos
Lana Meyer
Lindsey Webster
Lodie Laurieanne Gilbert Budwill
Mackensie Liberman
Marit Nelson
Mike Tarnower
Monika Wieland Shields
Nicole Ann
Paul Hummel
Rachel Haight
Rainer and Vera Wieland
Randall Hicks
Rebecca Parks
Robin Baird
Robin VanHyning
Russell and Mary Singer
Susan Marie Andersson
Susan Schwinge
The Hair Family
The Kovary Family
The Miller-Selvig Family
The Widere Family
Theresa Richardson
Thomas Furlong
Whitney Neugebauer