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

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


  • C. Max Bartholomew, Jr.
  • Michael Benedetto
  • Macon Brock
  • James G. Carlson
  • Kristina Chastain
  • Michelle Collins
  • Bryan Cuffee
  • Kenneth Cummings
  • Gary Finkbeiner
  • Bob Fort
  • Cathie J. France
  • Kevin P. Furey
  • Craig Grube
  • Bert Burr Henderson
  • Katherine Hines
  • Andrew Hodge
  • Ellen Keeter
  • Marina Liacouras
  • John Matson
  • Cory Mayo
  • Michael McCabe, Jr.
  • JT McDonald
  • Cheryl McLeskey
  • Tom McNicholas
  • Rob Nicholson
  • Harry R. Purkey
  • Carolyn Robertson
  • Kim Savage
  • Bert Schmidt
  • Jean Siebert
  • John Settle
  • Willie Shepherd
  • Tina Sinnen
  • David Skolnick
  • Michael Standing
  • Ray Toll
  • Frank Wagner
  • Michael Wagner
  • Esi Waters
  • Samantha Wetzler
  • Kim Wheeler
  • Nikki Williams
  • Chas Wright.

President's Circle

  • Rendy Adams
  • Robert W. Berry
  • Sara Miller Boyd
  • Dorcas Browning
  • Thomas C. Broyles
  • Barbara Taylor Creech
  • Nancy A. Creech
  • Robert H. DeFord, Jr.
  • John H. Fain
  • William J. Fanney
  • 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.