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 FY2014 annual report or make a tax deductible donation to support these important programs (EIN: 52-1272309).

Virginia Aquarium Foundation Board of Trustees July 2013-June 2014

Frederick J. Napolitano, II Chairman of the Board
Thomas E. Fraim, Jr. President
Tom Barton, III President Elect
Delceno Miles Vice President
Lee Entsminger Secretary
Shewling Moy Treasurer
Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr. General Counsel
Lynn B. Clements Executive Director


  • Rendy Adams
  • C. Max Bartholomew, Jr.
  • Michael Benedetto
  • George H. Bowles
  • Macon Brock
  • James G. Carlson
  • Michelle Collins
  • Bryan Cuffee
  • Kenneth Cummings
  • Sal DaBiero
  • Franklin P. Earley, Sr.
  • Bob Fort
  • Cathie J. France
  • Don Goldberg
  • William T. Greer, Jr., PhD
  • Dr. Richard V. Gregory
  • Craig Grube
  • Katherine Hines
  • Al Hutchinson
  • Ellen Keeter
  • Pete Leddy
  • Marina Liacouras
  • Gene Loving
  • John Matson
  • Cory Mayo
  • JT McDonald
  • Cheryl McLeskey
  • Tom McNicholas
  • Dr. Chris Platsoucas
  • Harry R. Purkey
  • Kim Savage
  • Anne Randolph Schmudde
  • John Settle
  • Willie Shepherd
  • Tina Sinnen
  • Michael Standing
  • Ray Toll
  • Andrew W. Vakos, Sr.
  • Frank Wagner
  • Michael Wagner
  • Samantha Wetzler
  • Kim Wheeler
  • Nikki Williams
  • Ken Wilson, Jr.

President's Circle

  • 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
  • Jane M. Purrington
  • Timothy B. Robertson
  • Martha Kay Roland
  • Dan Ryan
  • Michael C. Savvides
  • Edward B. Snyder
  • Ned Williams