About the Ocean Awards Gala
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation invites you to celebrate champions of marine and Great Lakes stewardship at the 17th annual Ocean Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the Capitol Hill Ocean Week Conference. Guests enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail reception, post-program dessert reception, a menu featuring sustainable seafood, an exciting silent auction, and opportunities to mix and mingle with ocean thought-leaders and enthusiasts. This year, we celebrate honorees for lifetime achievement, conservation innovation, and outstanding volunteer service.
Past honorees include President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, Members of Congress, leading scientists, philanthropists, explorers, and dedicated community volunteers.
Schedule of Events
- 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by The Henry Foundation
- 7:00 pm Dinner & Program
- 9:00 pm Dessert & Reception sponsored by The Ocean Foundation
Thank you to our event co-chairs and committee
HONORARY EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau
Julian Myers-Benton, Event Committee Chair
Jacqueline and H. Alex Henry
Catharine Cyr Ransom