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“I have been astonished at the small epiphanies I see in the eyes of a child in truly close contact with nature, perhaps for the first time. This can happen to grown-ups too, reminding them of something they never knew they had forgotten.” – Robert Michael Pyle, “The Extinction of Experience”


MISSION The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education.

VISION The Maritime Aquarium’s unique focus on the Long Island Sound ecosystem through its exhibits, programs and educational activities provides scientific understanding, inspires passionate environmental stewardship and stimulates interest in the life and physical sciences. From this perspective, The Maritime Aquarium explores related animal, environmental science and conservation topics from around the world. Through its innovative educational programs, The Maritime Aquarium serves as a leading regional resource for STEM education. Its engaging and entertaining exhibits and programs enrich the lives of residents in the local and extended community.

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P R E S I D E N T ’ S

L E T T E R

The past two years have involved a tremendous amount of long-term organizational planning for an aquarium in the midst of a major transformation. We have seen considerable growth in attendance, membership, and regional as well as national recognition. The hard work and dedication of the staff, volunteers and our Trustees have been instrumental in those successes and I am grateful and appreciative for all they do. In these two years, our research vessel connected thousands of guests and students with Long Island Sound; immersing them in the Sound. We partnered with Odyssey Early Learning and Grace Baptist Church to launch the Maritime Odyssey Preschool. This STEM-based preschool serves 200 preschool children, most from underserved communities, to aid in their successful transition to kindergarten. We hired a full-time research and conservation scientist, so we are fully engaged in ensuring that animals in human care, as well as those in the wild, have the best opportunities to thrive. We continue to learn and grow as an organization; we are truly proud of all we have accomplished. All of this hard work has paid off. In the fall of 2015, TripAdvisor users rated The Maritime Aquarium as the No. 1 Aquarium in the Northeast and a top 25 aquarium in the United States. In May 2016, Yankee Magazine named us “Best Family Attraction” in New England. In June 2017, Reader’s Digest honored the Aquarium as “Best Family Travel Destination” in Connecticut. Other 2017 recognitions came from Connecticut magazine and Moffly Media publications. However, the Aquarium has some challenging days ahead related to the reconstruction of an old railroad bridge immediately adjacent to the facility. This massive project, expected to begin in early 2019 and take several years to complete, will require the relocation of many key live exhibits and our theater. There are many unknowns associated with this project. We have been proactive, working closely with the City of Norwalk, State of Connecticut and associated federal entities to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Aquarium. We are traversing unchartered waters throughout this process and hope to serve as a model for similar organizations that will be involved in major infrastructure projects in the future. I am truly confident in our internal organizational health and that the Aquarium is fully capable of navigating through this external challenge. As I complete my third year in this role, I have assembled a unified leadership team that will turn this bridge challenge into an Aquarium opportunity. As TripAdvisor friends attested, The Maritime Aquarium is a Top 25 U.S. aquarium and is positively positioned to further fulfill its mission and to earn its place among the best aquariums in America. Dr. Brian L. Davis President / Chief Executive Officer

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The Maritime Aquarium’s live exhibits focus on one specific and compelling marine story: of the body of water just off our shores, Long Island Sound. This Estuary of National Significance is surrounded by one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the world – a population largely unaware of the very physical stresses that it causes on the Sound. The designs of our exhibits let Aquarium visitors get close to seals, sharks, river otters, sea turtles and other animals native to the Sound and its watershed. These close encounters – plus tactile interactions at the Intertidal Touch Tank, Shark & Ray Touch Pool and “Jiggle A Jelly” jellyfish touch exhibit – create impassioned connections and can launch explorations of adaptations, habitats, interdependencies, conservation and other concepts. Just as Long Island Sound is a constantly changing environment, waves of new opportunities also refresh The Maritime Aquarium’s exhibit narrative. Two of the most celebrated additions opened in summer 2016: • Visitors display their creativity in the “Sketch and Release” interactive activity on our new 9-by-32-foot video wall in Newman’s Own Hall. (Comprised of 32 55-inch monitors with 4k high-definition resolution, it’s the biggest video wall in New England.) Guests at four kiosks select a marine animal, digitally color it, and send it off to swim in an animated shipwreck scene on the enormous screen. • In the Aquarium’s new “Coral Reef ” exhibit, angelfish, tangs, triggerfish and other species dip and dart around a mock reef that furthers guests’ thoughts about animal shapes and colorations. Most recently, in June 2017, we opened “Journey With Jellies,” a bigger, even-better display with additional exotic species of these fascinating creatures. The Aquarium has more jellies than any aquarium in the Northeast, and our “culturing” – or growing – operation is so successful that The Maritime Aquarium supplies jellies to other aquariums around the U.S.

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E D U C A T I O N As experts in STEM education, we maximize our talents, resources and unique facilities to enrich the learning experiences of guests, students and teachers – all thanks to tremendous donor funding. Exciting developments include: • the Aquarium’s founding partnership in a new community preschool with an early-childhood STEM curriculum; • our largest federal grant ever – from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – that will have thousands of students exploring climate science and weather-related threats to their communities; • a top award for our unique after-school STEM program for high-school students. • an initiative to provide local teachers with much-needed training in prepration for Connecticut’s implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. The Maritime Odyssey Preschool opened in September 2016 as an Aquarium partnership with Odyssey Early Learning and Grace Baptist Church. Quickly fully enrolled at 200 children (ages 14 months to 5 years), it is one of the city’s largest preschools, and nationally unique in its focus. An Aquarium educator is assigned to the preschool full-time to develop and present marine-themed STEM curricula, to train preschool teachers, and to work with students. Initial results have been excellent, with students at the school showing substantial gains in early literacy and outperforming Norwalk’s overall preschool population. The $484,955 grant from NOAA will fund our new initiative called “Sound Resilience – Get On Board!” Over three years, beginning with the 2017-18 school year, nearly 2,000 middle- and high-school students from 11 Fairfield County towns will explore how severe storms, erosion and other environmental hazards threaten their communities – and also how they can participate in lessening the effects. Education and research will occur in school classrooms and aboard the Aquarium’s research vessel. In addition, professional-development workshops will benefit more than 150 teachers. The Maritime Aquarium’s TeMPEST program was honored with a Significant Achievement in Education Award during the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ 4


Program opportunities now extend from parents with their preschoolers to advanced high-school instruction. 2016 national conference. TeMPEST (Teen Maritime Program Emphasizing Science & Technology) is a multi-year experience for 70 high-school students annually from Norwalk and Stamford, who engage in project-based STEM-themed experiences after school at the Aquarium. There’s a college-prep component, and students who successfully complete two years of TeMPEST are eligible to apply for a paid Aquarium internship during their senior year. To increase our impact on students, we debuted new training programs for educators. More than 50 area school teachers have participated in workshops dedicated to the new Next Generation Science Standards. And new Certified Interpretive Trainer workshops have provided enhanced training to local museum educators and Aquarium volunteers. Through our “Whole School Partnerships,” we continue to deeply engage with students, teachers and administrators in schools across Fairfield County: at Jefferson Science Magnet School and Brookside

Elementary School in Norwalk; at Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School and Discovery Magnet School in Bridgeport; and at Lordship School in Stratford. Our staff works with every child and teacher in every grade, providing multiple science experiences as we integrate the Aquarium’s science program into the schools’ curricula. The result? Students and teachers who are more engaged and more motivated by science. These initiatives are in addition to our core offerings: 35 programs, all of which fulfill national NGSS and state science-education standards. We teach students during field trips, at schools with our Traveling Teachers, at shorelines, in summer camps, and aboard R/V Spirit of the Sound™, America’s first research vessel with unique hybrid-electric propulsion. Our dynamic programs help create an army of young environmental stewards, informed consumers and inquisitive scientists – all of whom are vital to Long Island Sound’s future. In addition to programs for school groups, The Maritime Aquarium 5


Our Whole School Partnerships have improved standardized test scores, narrowing achievement gaps. offers engaging experiences for individuals, families and organized groups, such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Our Sleepovers hosted more than 5,800 people in 2016 and 2017. And popular “Feeding Time” programs invite guests to go behind the scenes and join staff in feeding animals before we open to the public.

seniors in their 90s, offer extraordinary service in interpreting exhibits for Aquarium guests and ensuring the safety of our animals. Plus, our Volunteer Dive Team takes the plunge three days a week to dispel the myths about sharks. In FY 2016 and 2017 combined, more than 300 volunteers provided 60,572 hours of service.

Enrollment in our summer camps continues to set new records. Two factors are a new three-week Teen Apprentice program, which provides opportunities to participate in behind-the-scenes care of Aquarium animals, and the Mayor’s Student Engineering & Science Program, a partnership with Norwalk Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office and the Common Council that has provided a free week of marine-themed STEM experiences to 50 Norwalk 7th- and 8th-graders each summer.

The educational experience of an Aquarium visit – by school groups as well as by recreational visitors – is enhanced by inclusion of an IMAX® movie, shown on our six-story screen, the largest in Connecticut. Teachers can supplement film content by using pre- and post-activities in Educators Guides created by the producers of such spectacular films as “National Parks Adventure,” “A Beautiful Planet,” “Humpback Whales” and “Dream Big: Engineering Our World.”

Of course, learning occurs at the Aquarium even without enrollment in a program. Our dedicated volunteers, ranging in age from teenagers to 6


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Special exhibits and events encourage new and repeat visitation, provide fresh marketing opportunities and enhance the experience of guests. Many are made possible by the generosity and partnership of area organizations and businesses. For summer 2015 and 2016, we repurposed our 1,800-square-foot riverfront aviary to house a gorgeous collection of exotic tropical butterflies in a special walkthrough exhibit called “Flutter Zone.” The exhibit included a special display featuring the chrysalises whose metamorphoses kept “Flutter Zone” stocked with flittering colorful butterflies throughout both summers. The 2015 and 2016 holidays brought our 14th & 15th annual “Festival of Lighthouses Contest,” featuring large model beacons created by area artists, hobbyists and students. More than 6,000 guest votes were cast in each display, which added a festive splash to the Aquarium during an important visitation period. The unexpected appearances of humpback whales in Long Island Sound in fall 2015 – the first in more than 100 years – was cause for celebration. In January 2016 and ’17, guests could step inside a life-size inflatable humpback during a week of “Celebrate Whales” activities. In August 2016, across departments, the Aquarium reacted to the real whales’ brief return with a quickly declared “Whale Month,” including re-inflating and staffing the model. Special efforts were made in-house and externally to educate area boaters about the whales, a potential hazard previously unheard-of in the western Sound. As fiscal year 2017 ended, guests were flocking to see everyone’s favorite big pink birds: flamingos! Six Chilean flamingos were standing by – often on one leg – in the aviary. Aside from providing a summer marketing opportunity, the birds, which are listed as “Near Threatened,” afford an additional chance to raise awareness about endangered species and the causes of population declines. Special events heighten busy weekends and boost traditionally slow periods. Recent efforts include: appearances by super-heroes and “Octonaut” costume characters; turning our Toy Boat Workshop into Santa’s Workshop; welcoming in vendors for the Chocolate Expo and wine tastings; fun AquaScarium Halloween celebrations; and Lego®-, luau- and “pirates and princesses”-themed weekends. 7


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The Maritime Aquarium’s impact in the community rests largely on the generosity of individuals and companies who share our passions. Our primary fund-raising event, the annual Cirque de la Mer gala, raised $625,000 (2016) and $724,000 (2017) for mission-driven activities, including our Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment, which helps to make our marine-science and environmental-education programs available to students and teachers who otherwise may not be able to participate. Some 400 guests enjoyed cocktails in the Aquarium galleries, an elegant sit-down dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. Also, to honor their commitment to the Aquarium and to environmental education, we presented our annual Red Apple Awards during the galas: in 2016 to the family of Bill and Alice Burnham of New Canaan, State Sen. Majority Leader Bob Duff, and Bank of America; and, in 2017, to Clay Fowler of Pound Ridge, NY, and global insurer XL Catlin. Bill Burnham and Clay Fowler are Aquarium trustees. In October 2015 & ’16, 100 area professionals teed off in our annual Maritime Golf Classic at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien. Through the vision and leadership of Trustee Charles Hinnant, the tournament raised $154,000+ annually toward the Aquarium’s environmental-education programs. We are excited by our partnerships with local corporations and their volunteer days. In June 2016 & ’17, Deloitte sponsored large volunteer efforts during which more than 100 of their employees shared their knowledge in areas such as IT and provided manpower for such projects as painting a new exhibit mural and building enrichment toys for our animals. In May 2016, XL Catlin joined us for their Global Day of Giving with over 20 volunteers refreshing our meerkat habitat. We also rely on our corporate partners to fund important initiatives that touch a wide range of constituents. Some of our most generous support came from Bankwell, Praxair, Patriot Bank and XL Catlin. Participation in TeMPEST is free to students, thanks to private support from the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc., and Fairfield County's Community Foundation, with additional support from the Henry Niles Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation and Wells Fargo. 8


R E S E A R C H / C O N S E R V A T I O N The Maritime Aquarium does more than teach about Long Island Sound. We are working to help understand the Sound and to shape its future. Aboard R/V Spirit of the Sound, students, campers and recreational guests help collect, examine and record animal and water data under stringent, consistent standards. Data collected on 150-plus species and five physical parameters dating back to 1993 is made available to scientists, elected officials and the public in our online Long Island Sound Biodiversity Project, at tma.evendata.com.

THE MARITIME AQUARIUM 2017* Attendance 2016:

494,538

Attendance 2017:

477,820

Member families:

8,617

Students reached by traveling teachers:

22,820

Student visits:

54,615

Affirming our commitment to the Sound and our responsibilities to it, in spring 2017 the Aquarium created the new position of Research Scientist. Dr. David Hudson is leading projects that drive forward scientific knowledge supporting the conservation of marine and aquatic organisms and ecosystems. Work is being presented to the scientific community and is progressing in conjunction with university, zoo/aquarium and non-profit partners in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and even the Caribbean and South America.

Revenues:

$12.4 million

Volunteer hours:

28,011

Active volunteers:

347

Employees:

119

Animals exhibited:

approx 3,000

Species:

300+

The Aquarium recently partnered with Save the Sound and 10 organizations in a new Unified Water Study, which will compile water samplings from 24 bays and harbors across the Sound’s north shore twice a month from May to October. This work broadens research on the Sound’s water conditions into inlets, which often are the source of the pollution fouling the open waters.

Living exhibits:

78

Square feet:

140,000

The IMAX Theater:

310 seats

IMAX Screen:

6 stories high/ 8 stories wide

We continue to support public participation in “citizen scientist” opportunities, including: spring horseshoe crab taggings, part of the “Project Limulus” census being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University; FrogWatch, AZA’s national program to monitor wetland frog populations. The Aquarium partners in this local FrogWatch effort with Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History; and, as part of Osprey Nation, our vessel passengers and crew gather data on ospreys nesting in Norwalk Harbor. Also of note, in November 2016, we hosted the first public forum on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, a mandated effort that will affect Connecticut's Coastal Management Program (CMP), expanding its authority over the state’s coastal resources in 2019 to include the deeper offshore reaches of the Sound.

Participants in Aquarium sleepovers:

2,789

ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT Norwalk:

$25 million

State of CT:

$42 million

Private investment in SoNo:

$335 million

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F I N A N C I A L S

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FY 2016 SUPPORT & REVENUE ADMISSIONS

GIFT SHOP, NET

GRANTS AND GIFTS

343,805

846,353

462,121

EDUCATION

601,740

FOOD SERVICE & CATERING COMMUNITY SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS FACILITY RENTAL

TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED

PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED

$5,488,239

STATE GRANTS MEMBERSHIP

2016 TOTAL

2015 TOTAL

$5,488,239

$5,062,334

2,550,231

2,876,062

961,203

890,083

343,805

$1,703,878

462,121

961,203

601,740

241,281

241,281

292,331

292,331

61,409

61,409

76,600

76,600

284,635

553,790

544,427

223,281

269,519

158,781 88,965

TOTALS

9,375,082

2,350,315

$1,703,878

(2,350,315)

11,078,960

10,951,877

TOTALS

$11,725,397

(646,437)

11,078,960

10,951,877

2,932,124 3,124,765 1,460,607 1,137,754 862,021 757,239 213,896 438,288 289,546 147,574 11,363,814

2,547,361 3,209,202 1,183,593 1,036,131 828,300 701,180 78,948 489,804 243,564 156,222 10,474,305

NET ASSETS RELEASED FROM RESTRICTIONS

EXPENSES

ADMINISTRATIVE PHYSICAL PLANT EDUCATION AQUARIUM ADMISSIONS FUNDRAISING EXHIBITS IMAX THEATER COMMUNITY SERVICES MEMBERSHIP TOTALS CHANGE IN NET ASSETS BEFORE NON-OPERATING REVENUES (EXPENSES)

NON-OPERATING REVENUE CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING NET ASSETS, ENDING

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UNRESTRICTED

FY 2015

2,932,124 3,124,765 1,460,607 1,137,754 862,021 757,239 213,896 438,288 289,546 147,574 11,363,814 361,583 26,647

388,230

347,856 736,086

0

(646,437)

(284,854)

477,572

(646,437)

(258,207)

537,461

15,717,373 15,070,936

26,647

1,775,250 1,725,250

17,840,479 17,582,272

59,889

17,303,018 17,840,479


F I N A N C I A L S

J U L Y

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FY 2017 SUPPORT & REVENUE

UNRESTRICTED

ADMISSIONS

$5,690,493

GIFT SHOP, NET

369,620

TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED

FY 2016 PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED

2017 TOTAL

2016 TOTAL

$5,690,493

$5,488,239

3,659,396

2,550,231 961,203

369,620

GRANTS AND GIFTS

1,155,122

MEMBERSHIP

1,193,258

1,193,258

222,619

222,619

STATE GRANTS EDUCATION

FOOD SERVICE & CATERING COMMUNITY SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS FACILITY RENTAL

303,705

EDUCATION

AQUARIUM

ADMISSIONS

FUNDRAISING EXHIBITS

IMAX THEATER

COMMUNITY SERVICES MEMBERSHIP

R/V SPIRIT OF THE SOUND TOTALS

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS BEFORE NON-OPERATING REVENUES (EXPENSES)

NON-OPERATING REVENUE CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING NET ASSETS, ENDING

40,201

99,268 2,483,024

ADMINISTRATIVE

211,206

40,201

$12,381,927

PHYSICAL PLANT

613,411

211,206

TOTALS EXPENSES

303,705

613,411

TOTALS

NET ASSETS RELEASED FROM RESTRICTIONS

$2,504,274

9,898,903

99,268

343,805

462,121 601,740

241,281

292,331 61,409 76,600

$2,504,274

12,403,177

11,078,960

21,250

12,403,177

11,078,960

(2,483,024)

3,081,959

3,081,959

3,683,097

3,683,097

1,219,798

1,219,798

0

2,932,124

3,124,765

1,460,607

1,210,125

1,210,125

1,137,754

774,085

774,085

757,239

871,285

871,285

368,752

368,752

433,771

433,771

301,729

301,729

87,263

87,263

201,567

201,567

12,233,431

12,233,431

148,496

218,101

366,597 736,086

1,102,683

21,250 21,250

15,070,936

15,092,186

169,746

218,101 1,775,250

1,775,250

387,847

17,582,272

17,970,119

862,021

213,896

438,288

289,546

147,574 –

11,363,814 (284,854) 26,647

(258,207)

17,840,479 17,582,272

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A n n u al Giving Total Gif ts and P ledges FY2016 J u l y 1 , 2 0 1 5 , t o June 30, 2016

$100,000 or more M r. a n d M r s . Ro ber t Rohn XL Catlin

$50,000 - $99,999 Pe t e r a n d C a r m e n Lucia Buck Fo u n d a t i o n

$10,000 – $49,999 Anonymous M r. a n d M r s . Mo r ten Arntzen Ba n k o f A m e r i c a Ba n k we l l M r. a n d M r s . Ro ber t Be wkes M r. a n d M r s . Er i c Blattman M r. a n d M r s . Bi l l Burnham C i t y o f No r w a l k M r. a n d M r s . Sa nders Davies Do m i n i o n Fo u n d ation M r. a n d M r s . Da vid Durkin M r. a n d M r s . Je f f F. Erdmann III Fa i r f i e l d C o u n t y Bank M r. a n d M r s . C l a y Fowler/Spinnaker Re a l E s t a t e Pa r tners, LLC GE Capital M r. a n d M r s . Do uglas Grabe M r. a n d M r s . C h arles A. Hi n n a n t / C h a rk i t Chemical Corporation Ma x i m i l l i a n E . & Marion O. Hoffman Fo u n d a t i o n , In c. M r. a n d M r s . R i c hard Hokin T h e Ke e f e Fa m i l y Foundation M r. a n d M r s . A n dre w Mais M s . Ja n e t Ma r t i n M B I In c .

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We thank our donors for their generous support through gifts, pledges and participation in events, all of which are critical in helping us to fulfill our mission.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mitchell Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mix Marion Moore Foundation Neuberger Berman Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Edward Y. Orenstein Pfizer Inc. Ms. Sarah Lyden and Mr. John Schmidt Shipman & Goodwin LLP Sustainable Growth Advisers L.P. Mr. Leonard Tannenbaum UBS Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Vaughn Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weil Wells Fargo Foundation Xerox Corporation Xerox Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. George P. Bauer Chubb and Son Inc. Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation CT Realtors c/o Sleek Machine, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dudley Eleck & Salvato Electric Inc. Forstone Capital, LLC Mr. Samuel B. Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Milan Galik General Growth Proper ties The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jedlicka Mr. and Mrs. William R. Knobloc h The Kreitler Foundation, Inc. Leon N. Lapine Charitable Residuar y Tr ust Mr. and Mrs. James C. Linville Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. M&T Bank Katharine Matthies Foundation

Near & Far Aid Association Henr y E. Niles Foundation Purdue Pharma L.P. Mr. Alan L. Shurr Synchrony Financial

$1,000 – $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Asness, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. David E. Austin Mr. and Mrs. Todd Baker Mr. and Mrs. James R. Barker Sr. Mr. Mar vin Baum Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Benjamin Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buck Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Burnes Caldwell & Walsh Building Constr uction, Inc. Mr. Jeffrey Camps The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Capital Group LLC Mr. and Mrs. David Carlucci Ms. Laura M. Casale Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clark Mr. and Mrs. Wylie A. Collins Mr. Kevin Cross CulinAr t, Inc. Darien Rowayton Bank Mr. Michael Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doering Mr. and Mrs. Peter Drittel Mr. and Mrs. David M. Einhorn Mr. and Mrs. John F. Erdmann II First County Bank Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John O. Forlivio Mr. and Mrs. Jon M. Fox Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Frantz Mr. Mark Fries and Ms. Nancy Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gendell General Re Corporation


M r. a n d M r s . Fr a n k Gi l m a r t i n M r. a n d M r s . Du n c a n Go l d i e - Mo r r i s o n M r. a n d M r s . R i c h a rd Go l d s m i t h Ma u r i c e Go od m a n Fo u n d a t i o n , In c . M r. St e p h e n L . Gre e n M r. a n d M s . St e p h e n Ha l l o r a n M r. a n d M r s . A n d re a s Ha l vo r s e n He i d e n re i c h En t e r p r i s e L . P. M r. a n d M r s . Br y a n t Hi n n a n t M r. a n d M r s . Wi l l i a m Ho l m e s M s . Ju d i t h G . Hye r s IBM Corporation I C L Pe r f o r m a n c e Pro d u c t s M r. a n d M r s . R i c h a rd J . Ja c o by M s . El i z a b e t h Je n s e n a n d M r. A n d re w Be n e n s o n Ji m m y ' s Tr u c k i n g M r. a n d M r s . Br i t t o n Jo n e s M r. Ja y K a i s e r M r. a n d M r s . Ji m Ke a t i n g M r. a n d M r s . Pe t e r L . Ke n d M r. Ge o r g e K h o u r y K i n d e r Mo r g a n Fo u n d a t i o n Ru t h & Se y m o u r K l e i n Fo u n d a t i o n , In c . M r. How a rd C . Ko s s M r. a n d M r s . Ja y S . L a n g M r. a n d M r s . St a n l e y G . L e e M r. Da v i d L e w i s M r. a n d M r s . Mi c h a e l C . L i t t M s . Ti n a Pr ay a n d M r. Jo s e p h R . Lockridge M r. a n d M r s . Da v i d L owe M r. a n d M r s . Ja m e s A . Ma c k Ma k i a r i s Me d i a Se r v i c e s M r. a n d M r s . Br i a n Mc C o r m i c k M r. a n d M r s . Vi n c e n t K . Mc Ma h o n M s . Mo n i c a Mc Na l l y a n d M r. Ma rk L . Fi l a n ow s k i M s . A n n e Mo n t g o m e r y M r. a n d M r s . Ed w i n H . Mo r g e n s M r. a n d M r s . Ro b e r t E . Mo r r i s , J r. T h e A l e x G . Na s o n Fo u n d a t i o n Ne w C a n a a n C o m m u n i t y Fo u n d a t i o n

Mrs. Katharine O'Brien People's United Insurance Agency PKF O'Connor Davies Precision Gear Incorporated Mr. and Mrs. Mark Principi R. C. Bigelow, Inc. R.T. Vanderbilt Tr ust Ms. Alice B. Morrison and Mr. David Radulski Mr. Sandy Rand/Rand Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Restivo Mr. and Mrs. Christopher duP. Roosevelt Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Mr. Randall Salvatore Sayles & Maddocks Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schlinker t Mrs. Mar y Jane G. Scott Seligson Proper ties Mr. Paul Senecal SolarCity Stamford Office Furniture Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stearns Mr. and Mrs. David Sweedler Mr. and Mrs. Gar y L. Swenson Tauck The Alexander Host Foundation Mr. and Ms. George Thom Ms. Margaret Shanahan and Mr. Stephen Tomlinson Mr. and Mrs. William R. Tommins Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation U.S. Computer Connection Mr. Jeffrey Updyke Ms. Alexandra Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. August Vlak Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Walker Mr. and Mrs. George Walker Mr. and Mrs. Matthe w Warner Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Widland Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wir th Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Woodr uff Mr. Panos Yannopoulos Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Ziegler

$500 – $999 Mr. Tony Ackels Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Baker Ms. Susan Blabey Mrs. Kathr yn Brooks Mr. and Ms. David Brown Ms. Karen Birck and Mr. Paul H. Burnham Mr. and Mrs. Ni cholas Carriello Mr. and Mrs. Andre w Coreau Mr. Ronald DeSoiza Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dolphin Mr. William F. Dordelman The Honorable and Mrs. Rober t B. Duff Fair field County 's Community Foundation Mr. Michael Fifer Ms. Robin Frede rick and Mr. Michael Gold Mr. John Freeman GE Foundation Mr. and The Honorable John A. Gibbons Ms. Elizabeth Gibbs and Mr. William Collins Mr. Craig Grosswald Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Gustafson Ms. Maureen Ha nley Suellen Har tigan Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huffard Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hurlock Mr. and Mrs. Randy Johnson Mr. Bob Jones Mr. and Mrs. Peter Keenoy Mr. and Mrs. Gar y Leeds Mr. and Mrs. Ian Levine Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Lillis Mr. and Mrs. David D. Lindsay Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lochtefeld Ms. Nancy Lothrop Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lukacs

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Lu m p k i n Fo u n d a tion M r. a n d M r s . St e phen McNamara M r. W. Ku r t Me i nen and Ms. Lisa Thompson M r. a n d M r s . Jo s eph W. Merrill M r. a n d M r s . C h ristopher A. Miller M r. Wi l l i a m Mo ntague M s . El l e n A . Mo rrone M r. A l a n Mu s t M r. a n d M r s . Ja mes Nevin M r. a n d M r s . Do n C. O'Brien M r. a n d M r s . St e ven Panagos M r. a n d M r s . Ro ber t Powers M r. a n d M r s . Me ad Rust M s . Ni c o l i n a Sa porito and Mr. Alex Hi l l M s . Je n S c h m i d t and Mr. Jeff Kovel M r. a n d M r s . Ma rk Schwar zman Se c u r A m e r i c a , L LC M r. a n d M r s . Da vid Sinclair M r. a n d M r s . C h ristopher Taylor U B S Ma t c h i n g Gift Program Employee Contributions

2015 Mar it ime Golf C lassic Oct. 5, 2015 $10,000 or more M r. a n d M r s . E a rl Mix

$4,000 – $9,999 M r. a n d M r s . Mo r ten Arntzen Ba n k o f A m e r i c a M r. a n d M r s . Ro ber t Be wkes C a l d we l l & Wa l s h Building C o n s t r u c t i o n , Inc. M r. a n d M r s . Da vid Durkin El e c k & Sa l va t o Electric Inc. Fa i r f i e l d C o u n t y Bank Fo r s t o n e C a p i t a l , LLC M r. a n d M r s . C l ay Fowler/Spinnaker Re a l E s t a t e Pa r tners, LLC M r. a n d M r s . C h arles A. Hinnant/

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Charkit Chemical Corporation ICL Per formance Products Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Jacoby Mr. and Mrs. Jay S. Lang M&T Bank Mr. and Mrs. James A. Mack PKF O'Connor Davies Ms. Alice B. Morrison and Mr. David Radulski Mr. Sandy Rand/Rand Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Rohn Seligson Proper ties Mr. Alan L. Shurr Sustainable Growth Advisers L.P.

$1,000 – $3,999 Mr. Mar vin Baum Chubb and Son Inc. CulinAr t, Inc. Mr. Michael Diamond Mr. Stephen L. Green Mr. and Mrs. Br yant Hinnant Jimmy's Tr ucking Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Lee Mr. David Le wis People's United Insurance Agency Precision Gear Incorporated Stamford Office Furniture U.S. Computer Connection Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wir th Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Woodr uff Mr. Panos Yannopoulos

$500 – $999 Mr. Ronald DeSoiza Mr. Michael Fifer Mr. Craig Grosswald Mr. William Montague R.T. Vanderbilt Tr ust

2 0 1 6 C i rq u e d e l a M e r Apr il 21, 2016 $50,000 or more Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Rohn

$25,000 – $49,999 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burnham Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hinnant/ Charkit Chemical Corporation Shipman & Goodwin LLP Mr. Leonard Tannenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weil

$10,000 – $24,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Mor ten Arntzen Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. Eric Blattman Mr. and Mrs. Sanders Davies Mr. and Mrs. Jeff F. Erdmann III Fair field County Bank Mr. and Mrs. Clay Fowler/ Spinnaker Real Estate Par tners, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hokin Ms. Janet Mar tin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mitchell Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mix Mr. and Mrs. Edward Y. Orenstein Ms. Sarah Lyden and Mr. John Schmidt Sustainable Growth Advisers L.P. Xerox Corporation

$5,000 – $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. George P. Bauer Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Be wkes Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dudley Forstone Capital, LLC Mr. Samuel B. Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Milan Galik General Growth Proper ties Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Grabe The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation


M r. a n d M r s . Mi c h a e l Je d l i c k a M r. a n d M r s . A n d re w Ma i s Pu rd u e Ph a r m a L . P.

$1,000 – $4,999 M r. a n d M r s . Da v i d E . Au s t i n M r. a n d M r s . To d d Ba k e r M r. a n d M r s . Ja m e s R . Ba rk e r Sr. M r. a n d M r s . Ro b e r t Be n j a m i n M r. a n d M r s . Pe t e r Bu c k M r. a n d M r s . C h r i s t o p h e r Bu r n e s M r. Je f f re y C a m p s M s . L a u r a M. C a s a l e C h u b b a n d So n In c . M r. a n d M r s . Pe t e r C l a rk M r. a n d M r s . Wy l i e A . C o l l i n s M r. Ke v i n Cro s s M r. Mi c h a e l Di a m o n d M r. a n d M r s . Pe t e r Do e r i n g M r. a n d M r s . Da v i d Du rk i n M r. a n d M r s . Jo h n F. Erd m a n n I I M r. a n d M r s . Jo h n O . Fo r l i v i o M r. a n d M r s . Da ve Ge n d e l l M r. a n d M r s . Du n c a n Go l d i e - Mo r r i s o n M r. a n d M r s . R i c h a rd Go l d s m i t h M r. a n d M s . St e p h e n Ha l l o r a n He i d e n re i c h En t e r p r i s e L . P. M r. a n d M r s . Br y a n t Hi n n a n t M r. a n d M r s . Wi l l i a m Ho l m e s M s . El i z a b e t h Je n s e n a n d M r. A n d re w Be n e n s o n M r. a n d M r s . Br i t t o n Jo n e s M r. a n d M r s . Ji m Ke a t i n g M r. Ge o r g e K h o u r y M r. a n d M r s . St a n l e y G . L e e M r. a n d M r s . Mi c h a e l C . L i t t M s . Ti n a Pr ay a n d M r. Jo s e p h R . Lockridge Ma k i a r i s Me d i a Se r v i c e s M s . Mo n i c a Mc Na l l y a n d M r. Ma rk L . Fi l a n ow s k i M s . A n n e Mo n t g o m e r y M r. a n d M r s . Ed w i n H . Mo r g e n s M r s . K a t h a r i n e O ' Br i e n

People's United Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Mark Principi Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Restivo Mr. Randall Salvatore Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schlinker t Mr. Paul Senecal Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stearns Mr. and Mrs. David Sweedler Mr. and Ms. George Thom Ms. Margaret Shanahan and Mr. Stephen Tomlinson Mr. and Mrs. William R. Tommins Mr. Jeffrey Updyke Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Vaughn Jr. Ms. Alexandra Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Walker Mr. and Mrs. George Walker Mr. and Mrs. Matthe w Warner Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Widland

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lukacs Mr. and Mrs. Stephen McNamara Ms. Ellen A. Mo rrone Mr. Alan Must Mr. and Mrs. James Nevin Mr. and Mrs. Don C. O'Brien Mr. and Mrs. Steven Panagos Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Powers Ms. Nicolina Saporito and Mr. Alex Hill Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schwar zman SecurAmerica, LLC Mr. and Mrs. August Vlak

$500 – $9 99 Mr. Tony Ackels Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Baker Ms. Susan Blabey Mr. and Ms. David Brown Ms. Karen Birck and Mr. Paul H. Burnham Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Carriello Mr. and Mrs. Andre w Coreau Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dolphin The Honorable and Mrs. Rober t B. Duff Ms. Robin Frederick and Mr. Michael Gold Mr. Mark Fries and Ms. Nancy Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Gustafson Ms. Maureen Hanley Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huffard Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hurlock Mr. and Mrs. Randy Johnson Mr. Bob Jones Mr. and Mrs. Gar y Leeds Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lochtefeld

We are grateful for all gifts. Only donors of $500 and above are listed here. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of these lists. If you feel that an error has been made, we sincerely apologize and ask that you call our Development Office at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2219, so we may correct our records. 15


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$100,000 or more Na t i o n a l Oc e a n i c and Atmospheric Ad m i n i s t r a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . Ro ber t Rohn XL Catlin

$50,000 – $99,999 Pe t e r a n d C a r m e n Lucia Buck Fo u n d a t i o n T h e Da p h n e Se y bolt Culpeper Fo u n d a t i o n Hi l l s d a l e Fu n d , Incorporated

$10,000 – $49,999 T h e A i e l l o C h a r i table Foundation, Inc. Anonymous M r. a n d M r s . Mo r ten Arntzen Ba n k we l l M r. a n d M r s . El l i ott Bundy M r. a n d M r s . Bi l l Burnham C i t y o f No r w a l k M s . Du p re C o c h r ane M r. a n d M r s . Mi chael D. Cottle Do m i n i o n Fo u n d ation M r. a n d M r s . Je f f F. Erdmann III Fa i r f i e l d C o u n t y Bank Fa i r f i e l d C o u n t y ' s Community Fo u n d a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . C l ay Fowler/ Sp i n n a k e r Re a l Estate Par tners, LLC GE Capital M r. a n d M r s . Do uglas Grabe T h e Pe r a n d A s t r id Heidenreich Family Fo u n d a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . C h arles A. Hinnant/ C h a rk i t C h e m i cal Corporation M r. a n d M r s . R i c hard Hokin Jo h n M . Gl ove r Insurance Agency M r. Me r r i c k K l e e man

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Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kuehner Mr. and Mrs. Andre w Mais Ms. Janet Mar tin MBI Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mitchell Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mix/Ne w Canaan Funding Dr. Jamie Murray and Mr. Ian Murray Ne wman's Own Foundation Mr. Gus Pappajohn Patriot Bank Pfizer Inc. Praxair, Inc. Price waterhouse Coopers LLP Ms. Alice B. Morrison and Mr. David Radulski RoeCo Holdings Sustainable Growth Advisers L.P. Mr. Leonard Tannenbaum Trafigura Trading LLC UBS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weil Workforce Par tners

$5,000 – $9,999 A. P. Constr uction Co. Bank of America Louis F. and Virginia C. Bantle Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Be wkes Mr. and Mrs. Eric Blattman Caldwell & Walsh Building Constr uction, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Casey Chubb and Son Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clark Eleck & Salvato Electric Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fetterman Forstone Capital, LLC Herber t & Sarah M Gibor Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilmar tin

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Goldie-Morrison Inspira Marketing Group Leon N. Lapine Charitable Residuar y Tr ust Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. M&T Bank Mr. Charles Mallor y Katharine Matthies Foundation Henr y E. Niles Foundation O & G Industries, Inc. PKF O'Connor Davies Precision Gear Incorporated Purdue Pharma L.P. Rich-Taubman Associates Sharp Electronics Dr. and Mrs. John B. Sommi Mr. and Mrs. David Sweedler The Rich Foundation Vineyard Vines Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky

$1,000 – $4,999 Addivant Alexander Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Asness Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bailey Mr. Steve Banker Mr. and Mrs. Guenter Becker Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bloom Brighter Lives for Kids Foundation Mr. and Ms. David Brown Mr. Stephen G. Canna Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cassone CBRE, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Coley Darien Rowayton Bank Deloitte & Touche LLP Mr. and Mrs. Jason DeSantis Mr. and Mrs. Leonard DiNardo Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dudley Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Edvardsen Mr. and Mrs. Matthe w Edvardsen Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Eydt


M r. a n d M r s . To d d Fo n n e r M r. a n d M r s . Jo h n O . Fo r l i v i o M r. a n d M r s . Jo n M . Fox M r. Sa m u e l B . Fu l l e r M r. a n d M r s . Br i a n Ga l l a g h e r M r. a n d M r s . Ja m e s Ga rd e l l a G E Fo u n d a t i o n M s . C h e l s e a Ge f f e r t Ge n e r a l Grow t h Pro p e r t i e s Ge n e r a l Re C o r p o r a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . Da v i d Ge n ove s e Jo s e p h & L i ci a Gi m m a Fo u n d a t i o n Gow r i e Gro up T h e Da v i d a n d A l a n Gre e n e Fa m i l y Fo u n d a t i o n In c . M r. a n d M r s . C o r y Gu b n e r M r. a n d M r s . A l v i n G . Ha g e m a n , I I I M r. a n d M r s . A n d re a s Ha l vo r s e n He i d e n re i c h En t e r p r i s e L . P. M r. a n d M r s . Br y a n t Hi n n a n t M r. a n d M r s . Wi l l i a m Ho l m e s M r. a n d M r s . Pa u l Hu f f a rd M s . Ju d i t h G . Hye r s I C L Pe r f o r m a n c e Pro d u c t s M r. a n d M r s . R i c h a rd J . Ja c o by M s . Ju a n i t a Ja m e s a n d M r. Du d l e y Wi l l i a m s M r. a n d M r s . Mi c h a e l Je d l i c k a Ji m m y ' s Tr u c k i n g Jo h n s o n C o n t ro l s M r. a n d M r s . A r n o l d K a r p Ke y Ba n k Re a l E s t a t e C a p i t a l K i n d e r Mo r g a n Fo u n d a t i o n Ru t h & Se y m o u r K l e i n Fo u n d a t i o n , In c . M r. a n d M r s . Ga r y L e e d s M r. a n d M r s . Ja m e s C . L i n v i l l e M r. a n d M r s . Mi c h a e l C . L i t t Ru s s e l l Ma g u i re Fo u n d a t i o n Ma k i a r i s Me d i a Se r v i c e s Ma u r i c e Go od m a n Fo u n d a t i o n , In c . M r. a n d M r s . Br i a n Mc C o r m i c k M s . Me l i s s a Mc Ke i t h e n M r. a n d M r s . Vi n c e n t K . Mc Ma h o n

Mr. W. Kur t Meinen and Ms. Lisa Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Chris A. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Douglas D. Milne III Mr. and Mrs. Kim Morque Ne wmark Gr ubb Knight Frank Mrs. Katharine O'Brien Mr. Greg Oneglia Mr. Terence Owens Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patrignelli Mr. Gregg J. Pellegrini People's United Insurance Agency PepsiCo Foundation Point72 Asset Management, L.P. R. C. Bigelow, Inc. Mr. Sandy Rand/Rand Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Richard Redniss Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Restivo Mr. Gregor y J. Romano Mr. and Mrs. Christopher duP. Roosevelt Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rowland Mr. Randall Salvatore Ms. Lisa Sanders Sayles & Maddocks Family Foundation Peter D. Selman Mr. Alan L. Shurr Mr. Frank Snyder Soros Fund Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho Stamford Hospital Foundation Stamford Office Furniture Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stearns Ste w Leonard III Children's Charities Tauck The Alexander Host Foundation Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Mr. Jeff Urstadt Mr. and Mrs. George Walker Webster Bank, N.A. Mr. Anthony R. Whitwor th Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Widland

Zangari Cohn Cuthber tson Duhl & Grello P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Ziegler

$500 – $999 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Agne Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alexander Mr. and Mrs. David E. Austin Mr. and Mrs. David Bachman Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Baker Mr. Jeffer y H. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Bur ton Mr. and Mrs. Ror y Callahan Mr. and Mrs. Ni cholas Carriello Mr. and Ms. Michael Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clark Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cobelli Ms. Rebecca Col in, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Andre w Coreau Mr. and Mrs. Brad Crosby Mrs. Johanna DeRuiter and Ms. Katinka DeRuiter Mr. Michael Dia mond Mr. and Mrs. Mike DiChristina Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Ms. Francesca Forlivio Mr. Rohan Freeman Dr. and Mrs. Max E. Gahwyler Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gaumer General Atlantic Foundation The Honorable Lile R. Gibbons and Mr. John A. Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gome z Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hirsch Mr. and Ms. Stephen B. Hoover Mr. and Mrs. David Hudson Mr. and Mrs. Britton Jones Mr. James A. Kagdis and Mrs. Carol D. Kagdis Mr. and Mrs. Christoffel Krediet Mr. and Mrs. Jay S. Lang Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lochtefeld Ms. Tina Pray and Mr. Joseph R. Lockridge

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M s . Mo n i c a Mc Nally and Mr. Mark L. Fi l a n ow s k i M r. a n d M r s . St e phen McNamara M r. Jo n a t h a n Me yer M r. a n d M r s . Ja mes Nix M r. a n d M r s . C h ris Noonan No r w a l k Pu b s , L LC M r. a n d M r s . Do n C. O'Brien M r. a n d M r s . Jo h n O'Donnell M r. a n d M r s . T h omas Pajolek M r. Jo h n Pe n s a M r. a n d M r s . R a mon Ceron R . T. Va n d e r b i l t Tr ust M r. Ja m e s R i t m a n M r. a n d M r s . Me ad Rust M r. a n d M r s . Pe t er Selman Da v i d a n d R h o n d a Sher wood Fo u n d a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . Ma this Shinnick M r. a n d M r s . C h ase Slepak M r. a n d M r s . Fr a nchon Smithson M r. a n d M r s . Ti mothy H. Stisser M r s . Be t s y Swe n s on T h e C o m m u n i t y Fund of Darien M r. a n d M r s . Da niel D. Toscano M r. To re y Wa l s h M r. a n d M r s . Ma tthe w Warner M s . He a t h e r Hi l l man and Mr. John Whalen M r. Pa n o s Ya n n o poulos

$1,000 – $3,999

Mar it ime Golf C lassic 2016

A. P. Constr uction Co. Mr. and Mrs. Guenter Becker Mr. and Mrs. John O. Forlivio Johnson Controls Mr. Alan L. Shurr Stamford Office Furniture Mr. Anthony R. Whitwor th Zangari Cohn Cuthber tson Duhl & Grello P.C.

Oct. 3, 2016 $4,000 – $9,999

$500 – $999

Ad d i va n t M r. a n d M r s . Mo r ten Arntzen Ba n k o f A m e r i c a M r. a n d M r s . Ro ber t Be wkes C a l d we l l & Wa l s h Building C o n s t r u c t i o n , Inc. C h u b b a n d So n Inc. El e c k & Sa l va t o Electric Inc.

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Fair field County Bank Forstone Capital, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Clay Fowler/Spinnaker Real Estate Par tners, LLC Gowrie Group The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hinnant/ Charkit Chemical Corporation ICL Per formance Products Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Jacoby Jimmy's Tr ucking M&T Bank Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mix PKF O'Connor Davies Precision Gear Incorporated Ms. Alice B. Morrison and Mr. David Radulski Mr. Sandy Rand/Rand Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Rohn Stamford Hospital Foundation Sustainable Growth Advisers L.P.

Mr. Rohan Freeman

C i rq u e d e l a M e r 2 0 1 7 Apr il 20, 2017 $50,000 or more Mr. and Mrs. Rober t Rohn

$25,000 – $49,999 Mr. and Mrs. Clay Fowler/Spinnaker Real Estate Par tners, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hinnant/ Charkit Chemical Corporation Mr. Leonard Tannenbaum Trafigura Trading LLC Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weil

$4,000 – $9,999 The Aiello Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Mor ten Arntzen Bankwell Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Bundy Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burnham Ms. Dupre Cochrane Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Cottle Fair field County Bank Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hokin John M. Glover Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kuehner Mr. and Mrs. Andre w Mais Ms. Janet Mar tin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mitchell Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mix Dr. Jamie Murray and Mr. Ian Murray Mr. Gus Pappajohn Ms. Alice B. Morrison and Mr. David Radulski RoeCo Holdings Sustainable Growth Advisers L.P. Workforce Par tners

$5,000 – $9,999 A. P. Constr uction Co. Bank of America Louis F. and Virginia C. Bantle Charitable Foundation, Inc.


M r. a n d M r s . Er i c Bl a t t m a n M r. a n d M r s . Mi k e C a s e y M r. a n d M r s . Pe t e r C l a rk M r. a n d M r s . Be n Fe t t e r m a n He r b e r t & Sa r a h M Gi b o r C h a r i t a b l e Fo u n d a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . Du n c a n Go l d i e - Mo r r i s o n M r. a n d M r s . Do u g l a s Gr a b e T h e Pe r a n d A s t r i d He i d e n re i c h Fa m i l y Fo u n d a t i o n O & G In d u s t r i e s , In c . P K F O ' C o n n o r Da v i e s Pu rd u e Ph a r m a L . P. T h e R i c h Fo u n d a t i o n Dr. a n d M r s . Jo h n B . So m m i M r. a n d M r s . Da v i d Swe e d l e r Wo f s e y, Ro s e n , Kwe s k i n & Ku r i a n s k y

$1,000 – $4,999 Anonymous A l e x a n d e r Fa m i l y Fo u n d a t i o n M r. a n d M r s . St e p h e n Ba i l e y M r. St e ve Ba n k e r M r. a n d M r s . Ro b e r t Be w k e s M r. a n d M r s . Mi c h a e l Bl o o m M r. a n d M s . Da v i d Brow n M r. a n d M r s . To m C a s s o n e C B R E , In c . C h u b b a n d So n In c . M r. a n d M r s . Ja m e s C o l e y M r. a n d M r s . Ja s o n De Sa n t i s M r. a n d M r s . L e o n a rd Di Na rd o M r. a n d M r s . R i c k Du d l e y M r. a n d M r s . St a n l e y Ed va rd s e n M r. a n d M r s . Ma t t h e w Ed va rd s e n M r. a n d M r s . Je f f F. Erd m a n n I I I M r. a n d M r s . Ro b e r t Eyd t M r. a n d M r s . To d d Fo n n e r M r. a n d M r s . Jo h n O . Fo r l i v i o Fo r s t o n e C a p i t a l , L LC M r. Sa m u e l B . Fu l l e r M r. a n d M r s . Br i a n Ga l l a g h e r M r. a n d M r s . Ja m e s Ga rd e l l a

General Growth Proper ties Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilmar tin Mr. and Mrs. Cor y Gubner Heidenreich Enterprise L.P. Mr. and Mrs. William Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huffard Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jedlicka Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Karp KeyBank Real Estate Capital Mr. and Mrs. Gar y Leeds Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Litt M&T Bank Russell Maguire Foundation Makiaris Media Ser vices Ms. Melissa McKeithen Mr. and Mrs. Vincent K. McMahon Mr. and Mrs. Douglas D. Milne III Mr. and Mrs. Kim Morque Ne wmark Gr ubb Knight Frank Mrs. Katharine O'Brien Mr. Greg Oneglia People's United Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Restivo Mr. Randall Salvatore Ms. Lisa Sanders Mr. Frank Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stearns Mr. Jeff Urstadt Mr. and Mrs. George Walker Webster Bank, N.A.

Mr. Michael Dia mond Ms. Francesca Forlivio Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hirsch Mr. and Mrs. David Hudson Mr. and Mrs. Christoffel Krediet Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lochtefeld Ms. Tina Pray and Mr. Joseph R. Lockridge Ms. Monica McNally and Mr. Mark L. Filanowski Mr. and Mrs. Stephen McNamara Mr. Jonathan Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Don C. O'Brien Mr. and Mrs. John O'Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pajolek Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patrignelli Mr. James Ritman David and Rhonda Sher wood Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mathis Shinnick Mr. and Mrs. Chase Slepak Mr. and Mrs. Timothy H. Stisser Mr. Torey Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Matthe w Warner Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Widland

$500 – $999 Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr.

and and and and and and and and and

Mrs. Jeff Agne Mrs. David Bachman Mrs. Rober t Bur ton Mrs. Ror y Callahan Mrs. Nicholas Carriello Ms. Michael Chambers Mrs. Jim Clark Mrs. Frank Cobelli Mrs. Andre w Coreau

We are grateful for all gifts. Only donors of $500 and above are listed here. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of these lists. If you feel that an error has been made, we sincerely apologize and ask that you call our Development Office at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2219, so we may correct our records. 19


B OA R D O F T RU S T E E S as of June 30, 2017 Morton Arntzen Civic Leader Neil Beup Director, Govt. Relations Praxair, Inc. Robert Bewkes Civic Leader Rebecca Brown, Esq. Partner Shipman & Goodwin, LLP William Burnham Managing Director Delta Capital Group, LLC

Katharine Hurley Senior Associate SpencerStuart James B. Hurlock VP, Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Judy Hyers Sales Vice President William Ravies Real Estate Cecilie Jedlicka Executive Director Per & Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation Andrew Mais Deloitte Services Insurance Industry Group Daniel McLeod Civic Leader

Felix Serrano

Kathryn Mitchell Civic Leader

Michael Sgoutas Science Teacher Fairfield Woods Middle School

Clayton Fowler Chairman, Spinnaker Real Estate Properties

Earl Mix Managing Member New Canaan Funding LLC

Volunteers representative

Ann Gilmartin President, Wings Unlimited, Inc.

Ian Murray Co-Founder and CEO Vineyard Vines

Sanders Davies, Esq. Senior Partner O’Connor Davies LLP Board Vice Chairman

Junior League representative

Douglas Grabe Civic Leader Stephen Halloran Founder Seismic Partners Richard Hokin Managing Director Century America LLC Board Treasurer

David Radulski Sr. VP; Director, Investor Relations, XL Global Services Michael Reilly Norwalk Seaport Association representative

The Honorable Harry Rilling Mayor, City of Norwalk Robert L. Rohn Principal Sustainable Growth Advisers Board Co-Chairman

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Board Co-Chairmen Robert L. Rohn and Michael Widland

Norwalk Redevelopment Agency representative

David Sweedler VP, Merchandising Robert Graham Designs C. Michael Vaughn Former CRT Capitol Group LLC Audrey Weil President Weil Family Foundation Board Secretary

Michael L. Widland, Esq. Shipman & Goodwin, LLP Board Co-Chairman


S TA F F

Guest Operations & Membership

Animal Husbandr y

as of June 30, 2017

Jodi Trice, Director of Guest Operations Charlie Arias, Guest Relations Supervisor Kent Foster, Guest Relations Supervisor Patrick McCartney, Guest Relations Supervisor Maggie Curlee, Assistant Manager of Reservations Edward Karpovich, Senior Reservationist Erin Porter, Reservations Associate Angelica L. Rodriguez, Membership Manager

John H. Lenzycki, Curator of Animals Dr. David Hudson, Research Scientist Kerry E. Dobson, Aquarists Supervisor Ellen M. Riker, Senior Aquarist Sandi Schaefer-Padgett, Senior Aquarist Rachel Stein, Senior Aquarist Jamie Cantoni, Aquarist Azzara Oston, Aquarist Sarah Penfold, Aquarist Brendon Pisarski, Aquarist Bert Sadler, Aquarist Cory Scott, Aquarist Samantha Siebert, Aquarist Jamie Veth, Aquarist

Executive Office Dr. Brian L. Davis, President / Chief Executive Officer Dave Truedson, Chief Operating Officer Christina Maturi, Executive Assistant to the President/Office Manager Krissy Ramsey, Operations Assistant

Accounting Ed Janicki, Controller Marianne T. Vella, Accounting Manager Lucille Macklem, Reconciliation Accounting

Development Alicia Wettenstein, Director of Development Mary Becchi, Manager of Foundation & Government Relations Kate Lowe, Manager of Special Events & Special Programming Genevieve P. Halloran, Manager of Strategic Planning & Corporate Development

Exhibits Thomas Frankie, Exhibits Manager Deborah A. Thron, Graphic Design/Exhibits Meaghan Gorman, Exhibits Specialist Marcello Trasante, Exhibits Technician

Facilities Carlos Beamonte, Facilities Manager Eric Holmberg, Life-Support Manager Steven Cogswell, Maintenance Technician Deonarine Basdeo, Maintenance Technician Darren Zaldo, General Manager, Culinart Laura Caggiano, Catering Manager, Culinart

Human Resources Rosemarie Lombardi, Human Resources Manager Newton Howson, Payroll Manager

IT Christine A. DiLello, Systems Manager Sergio Munoz, SIT Manager

Marketing Tina Tison, Marketing Director Dave Sigworth, Assoc. Director of Communications Brianne Faust, Manager of Digital Marketing Leslie Singer, Manager of Promotional Events David Seligman, Chief IMAX Projectionist Michael Pinto, IMAX Projectionist Dwayne Blyden, IMAX Projectionist

R/V Spirit of the Sound™

E d u c a t i o n & Vo l u n t e e r s Thomas Naiman, Director of Education Ann Marie Lisi, Manager of Instruction / Camp Director Bridget Cervero, Education Supervisor Nicole Rosenfeld, Education Supervisor Lauren Magliola, Early Childhood Specialist Devon Savard, Senior Educator Bonnie Newman, Office Supervisor Sarah Nahabedian, Dive Coordinator Jim Dauterman, Supervisor of Floor Programs Lisa Slinsky, Assistant Director of Volunteer & Community Services

Travis Mingo, Associate Director of Vessel Operations

Photography Credits All photos by Aquarium staff: Dave Sigworth, with Krissy Ramsey and Brianne Faust. Exceptions: page 8, bottom photo, by Kristen Jensen; page 19, bottom photo, Megan Maloy.

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