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​(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The following new trustees to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation Board of Trustees were recently announced. They include: Barbara Ciara, Anchor for WTKR News 3; George Faatz, Director of External Affairs for AGL Resources; Mollie S. Korte, Community Leader; Troy Lindsey, Community Affairs Manager for Dominion Energy; William M. Macali, Legal Counsel; Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Virginia Wesleyan University; and Kathy O'Hara, Community Leader.


The Virginia Aquarium Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. The Foundation was formed in 1981, three years before construction on the Aquarium even began. Over the years, the Foundation's role in support of the Aquarium has not only included garnering financial support to pay for the Aquarium's exhibits, but it has expanded to include funding of education programs, and research and conservation efforts through the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program.