Ocean Awards Gala 2019


4 Jun, 2019


The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
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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

Join us as we celebrate this year’s Honorees:

Dr. Nancy Knowlton

Sant Chair of Marine Science, National Museum of Natural History
Lifetime Achievement

Walton Family Foundation

Conservation Innovation

Francesca Koe

Volunteer, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sanctuary Wavemaker 

Thank you to our event co-chairs and committee

HONORARY EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau


Event Committee:

Julian Myers-Benton, Event Committee Chair

Mark McDade

Dawn Rodney  

Patrick Collins

Mike Dry

Jacqueline and H. Alex Henry

Lisa Henschel

Margo Jackson

Susanna Kondracki

Tony Lynn

Eva Manolis

Monica Medina

Martin Peters

Audra Parker

Catharine Cyr Ransom

Carla Seebald

Carey Tarbell

Becky Voslow

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2019 Sponsors

Roger and Victoria Sant Trust in Honor of Dr. Nancy Knowlton | Drs. Nancy Knowlton and Jeremy Jackson |  Dane Nichols | John and Nancy Rudolf | Perkins Coie Foundation / Don Baur | Robert and Kathleen Trainor | B. Holt Thrasher | Friends of Kris Sarri

*Support from governmental organizations only supports the Capitol Hill Ocean Week Conference and does not support the Ocean Awards Gala

Sponsorship and Table Purchase Opportunities

For sponsorship information Click here!

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