Types of Gifts
Choose how you would like to make a difference, whether it is by becoming a Friend of MLML, contributing to our endowment fund or by supporting student scholarships. We have many projects to suit your giving needs!
Friends of MLML
8272 Moss Landing Rd.
Moss Landing, CA 95039
kcarlson [at] mlml [dot] calstate [dot] edu
More than $5000 in scholarships are available annually to exceptional Moss Landing Marine Laboratories students. Friends of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories currently administer eight different scholarship programs to provide financial support to students who demonstrate exceptional promise of succeeding in a marine science career, a commitment to community service, and potential to become outstanding scientists by conducting innovative research. These awards, which can amount to as much as $2,500 each, are based on academic merit and potential.
- Archimedes Scholarship
- Ray Cannon Memorial Scholarship
- Harvey Foundation Scholarship
- Martha Johnston Scholarship
- Sonia Linnik Hamilton Marine Science Scholarship
- John H. Martin Scholarship
- Kim Peppard Memorial Scholarship
To learn more about the student scholarship program, or to establish your own scholarship fund, please contact the Friends of MLML.
- Pier reconstruction
- Acquisition of Rubis Property
- Whale skeleton display
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- Library furniture
- Visitor's Center
Graduate Education & Research
- Research museum upgrade
- Classroom microscopes
- MLML Coastal Boardwalk Trail
- Public Education Programs
Leave a special legacy in memory of a friend or loved one. Please contact us to discuss how you would like your memorial gift to be allocated to the laboratories or to donate to one of the existing memorial funds listed below.
- Drew Gashler Memorial Fund
- Dorothy Carnie Memorial Fund
- Jeff Schrock Memorial Fund
- Michael Newcomer Memorial Fund
- Signe Lundstrom Memorial Fund
MLML occasionally welcomes gifts of equipment such as fishing vessels, freezers, computers, centrifuges, photographic equipment, etc. If you are considering such a gift, please contact us to assist you in determining whether your item will be suitable for the labs.
Alumni and friends who make gifts for an endowment build a strong foundation for MLML now and in the future. An endowment is a fund that supports the institution in perpetuity, often named for the donor or a designated individual. Distributions from an endowment support the purpose or program chosen by the donor.
Endowments are a long-term investment in the laboratory that provide benefits to students and faculty year after year, generation after generation, because the gift principle is invested while only part of the income is spent. The stable base of resources this represents allows for a rich variety of activities such as scholarships and fellowships for talented students, support for distinguished and dedicated faculty members through professorships and chairs, and support for research that otherwise would not progress.
Please contact us if you are interested in establishing an endowment or contributing to an existing endowment.
Annual giving programs support MLML educational expenses such as faculty development, student scholarships and services, and library acquisitions. Undesignated gifts as well as those earmarked for a particular research project are welcomed.
Every gift to MLML - whatever its size - makes a difference. Many small gifts add up to a substantial contribution. This broad-based support for the laboratories helps garner additional gifts from foundations and corporations. The MLML Annual Fund is an opportunity for the broadest base of alumni and friends to invest in the laboratories.