Financial Information

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a collaboration 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 audited financial statement, 990 and FY2016 annual report or make a tax deductible donation to support these important programs (EIN: 52-1272309).

Virginia Aquarium Foundation Board of Trustees July 2016 - June 2017

Chairman of the Board Delceno Miles
President Lee Entsminger
President Elect Andrew W. Vakos, Sr.
Vice President Sal DaBiero
Secretary Craig Grube
Treasurer Ellen Keeter
General Counsel William M. "Bill" Macali
Executive Director Lynn B. Clements


  • Michael Benedetto
  • David Burton
  • Barbara Ciara
  • Michelle Collins
  • Bryan Cuffee
  • Gary Finkbeiner
  • Chris Graves
  • Bert "Burr" Henderson
  • Katherine Hines
  • Andrew Hodge
  • Shannon L. Kendrick
  • Mollie S. Korte
  • Esi Langston
  • Troy A. Lindsey
  • John Matson
  • Cory Mayo
  • Michael McCabe, Jr.
  • JT McDonald
  • Cheryl McLeskey
  • Tom McNicholas
  • Sherri Miles
  • Kathryn J. O'Hara
  • Daniel R. Peterson
  • Carolyn Robertson
  • Chris Rusbuldt
  • Kim Savage
  • Bert Schmidt
  • John Settle
  • Jean Siebert
  • Michael Standing
  • Ray Toll
  • Cathie France Vick
  • Frank Wagner
  • Michael Wagner
  • Samantha Wetzler
  • Kim Wheeler
  • David Williams
  • Nikki Williams
  • Chas Wright

President's Circle

  • Rendy Adams
  • Macon Brock
  • Thomas C. Broyles
  • Barbara Taylor Creech
  • Nancy A. Creech
  • Robert H. DeFord, Jr.
  • John H. Fain
  • Morris H. Fine
  • Bob Fort
  • Thomas E. Fraim, Sr.
  • Thomas E. Fraim, Jr.
  • Thomas R. Frantz
  • William Hearst
  • Dorcas Helfant-Browning
  • Clancy A. Holland
  • Ann W. Host
  • Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.
  • 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.