Financial Information

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a public/private partnership between the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

The City of Virginia Beach owns and maintains the Aquarium's buildings and grounds, and provides administrative support for such services as accounting and human resources.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation procures and maintains the Aquarium's collections, including its fish and animals, habitats, and interactive exhibits. The Foundation is also responsible for annual and capital fundraising, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program, conservation and scientific research efforts, as well as all of the Aquarium's mission-related education programs.

See the Foundation's financial report and FY2015 annual report or make a tax deductible donation to support these important programs (EIN: 52-1272309).

Virginia Aquarium Foundation Board of Trustees July 2015-June 2016

Chairman of the Board Thomas E. Fraim, Jr.
President Delceno Miles
President Elect Lee Entsminger
Vice President Andrew W. Vakos, Sr.
Secretary Sal DaBiero
Treasurer Shewling Moy
General Counsel Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.
Executive Director Lynn B. Clements


  • C. Max Bartholomew, Jr.
  • Michael Benedetto
  • Macon Brock
  • David Burton
  • Michelle Collins
  • Bryan Cuffee
  • Gary Finkbeiner
  • Bob Fort
  • Cathie J. France
  • Craig Grube
  • Bert Burr Henderson
  • Katherine Hines
  • Andrew Hodge
  • Ellen Keeter
  • John Matson
  • Cory Mayo
  • Michael McCabe, Jr.
  • JT McDonald
  • Cheryl McLeskey
  • Tom McNicholas
  • Carolyn Robertson
  • Chris Rusbuldt
  • Kim Savage
  • Bert Schmidt
  • John Settle
  • Willie Shepherd
  • Jean Siebert
  • Tina Sinnen
  • David Skolnick
  • Michael Standing, Jr.
  • Ray Toll
  • Frank Wagner
  • Michael Wagner
  • Esi Waters
  • Samantha Wetzler
  • Kim Wheeler
  • Nikki Williams
  • Chas Wright

President's Circle

  • Rendy Adams
  • Sara Miller Boyd
  • Dorcas Helfant-Browning
  • Thomas C. Broyles
  • Barbara Taylor Creech
  • Nancy A. Creech
  • Robert H. DeFord, Jr.
  • John H. Fain
  • Morris H. Fine
  • Thomas E. Fraim, Sr.
  • Thomas R. Frantz
  • William Hearst
  • Dr. Clarence A. Holland
  • Ann W. Host
  • Elly D. Mladick
  • Fred Napolitano, II
  • Jane M. Purrington
  • C. Mac Rawls
  • Timothy B. Robertson
  • Martha Kay Roland
  • Dan Ryan
  • Michael C. Savvides
  • Edward B. Snyder
  • Ned Williams
  • Ken Wilson, Jr.