2017 Sponsorship Levels and Support

Momentum for ocean conservation is growing and recognizing the solution-oriented leaders who offer hope for the restoration of our coasts and ocean and all who depend on them has never been more critical.  With annual gifts of $1,000 or more, Benchley Ocean Awards Patrons help provide core financial support that allows us to achieve our mission of recognizing our winners ocean excellence across many sectors of society while also educating and inspiring the public that there are innovative ocean conservation solutions that can work.

Your gift allows us to host a range of public and private events throughout the year to expand awareness of our Benchley Award winners and their research/projects; these events include: The 10th annual Benchley Ocean Leadership Symposium and Awards day celebration on May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC; Wendy Benchley’s marine public speaking events in DC, San Francisco, and Martha’s Vineyard; David Helvarg’s national book talks and ocean issue & activism lectures; exclusive ‘Deep Dive’ ocean conservation dialogs with current and/or previous Benchley Award winners; and limited, private invitations to select Benchley Awards Selection Committee Member presentations.

You’ll also receive our Benchley Ocean Awards quarterly e-newsletter, The Manta, which features in-depth stories and interviews with our Award winners and updates on innovative ideas in ocean conservation that they have pioneered.  

BLUE PLANET BENEFACTOR

At the $25K level, you are a strategic ocean partner.  As a thought leader we value your participation and input on all our Peter Benchley Ocean Award events throughout the year that are mentioned above. You will receive invitations and special access to events such as a private luncheon and reception with 2017 awardees and also prominent visibility in public relations outreach, our annual commemorative program, and on peterbenchleyoceanawards.org

    OCEAN AWARDS PATRON

    At the $10K level, we welcome your participation on all our Peter Benchley Ocean Award events throughout the year that are mentioned above. You will receive invitations and special access to events such as a private luncheon and reception with 2017 awardees and also prominent visibility in public relations outreach, our annual commemorative program, and on peterbenchleyoceanawards.org

    REEF AWARDS PATRON

    At the $5K level, you are supporting all of our 10th Anniversary Year events and our annual ‘Ocean Leadership Symposium’ with 2017 Award winners and other ocean luminaries. You will receive invitations and special access to events such as a private luncheon and reception with 2017 awardees and also prominent visibility in public relations outreach, our annual commemorative program, and on peterbenchleyoceanawards.org

    MANGROVE DONORS

    At the $1K and $2K level, you are supporting all of our 2017 events during the year and receiving our Benchley Ocean Awards quarterly e-newsletter, The Manta, which features in-depth stories from our 2017 Award winners (and previous Benchley Award winners) and updates on innovative ideas in ocean conservation.

    OCEAN CONSERVATION SUPPORTERS

    We are grateful for donations at any level to support the 2017 Benchley Ocean Awards, which help us shine a light on the outstanding marine conservation work of our Award winners.

    Select an amount         $200        $300        $500

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    To sponsor or donate, please send a check to:

    Peter Benchley Ocean Awards
    PO BOX 40213
    Washington, DC, 20016

    If you have any questions regarding sponsorships or would like to place a congratulatory listing in our 2017 Annual Program, please contact Lisa Shirk at (303) 641-3224 or lisa@peterbenchleyoceanawards.org