The Marine Mammal Center

Sea Lion Soirée 2016


Sea Lion SoirÉe 2016

The Science Behind the Center

Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Marine Mammal Center
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events
(Shuttles run throughout the event)

4:00 p.m.
Private release on the beach

4:45 p.m.
Reception and educational activities
for all ages at the Center

6:15 p.m.
Dinner and program under the tent

Master of Ceremonies
Doug McConnell, Award-winning Broadcast Journalist, Conservation Advocate and Host and Managing Editor of "Kia's OpenRoad with Doug McConnell"


Jeff Boehm, DVM



Cecily Majerus, chair
Patricia Arrigoni*
Barbara Beasley
Rob Guarasci
Moira Hanes
Betty Hasler
Paul D. Maxwell*
Rebecca Moyle
Keith Rosenthal
Ally Sievers
Stacey Silver
Lloyd* and Gayle Smalley
Tamyra Thomas
Jane Malloy Thornton
Lisa Podos Wais
Ellyn Weisel
Jennifer Weller

* Founders


Sea Lion Soirée attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on a number of live auction items, including VIP experiences such as the chance to name a patient or sponsor a rescue truck. View the Auction Item Descriptions.

Benefit Auctioneer
Chad Carvey
"The Principal Auctioneer"
Our online auction will include unique experiences perfect for any marine wildlife lover. Bidding begins August 23 and will only be open for a short time.
Play a personal role in our mission by funding a specific need at The Marine Mammal Center, such as purchasing new rescue equipment or providing scholarship support for young marine scientists. During our Sea Lion Soirée event, these funding opportunities will be highlighted at each table. We also welcome you to make a gift any time by visiting our Online Gift Registry.

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors Oracle Bank of America Marin Community Foundation Charles Schwab Perch Franklin Templeton Investments

Individual Supporters

H. Michael & Jeanne Williams

Pat Callahan and David Dee
Rob and Sophie Guarasci
Lundquist Family
Merrill and Cinnie Magowan
Glen Mathison and Zoel Fages
Avid Modjtabai
Sandor and Faye Straus
Jane Malloy Thornton

Susan Grau
Rebecca Moyle and Tyler Lange

Mary Ann Griller
Moira Hanes
The Hardison Family
Betty and William Hasler
Beth Inadomi and Tim Newell
Michael J. Kleeman
Cecily and David Majerus
Dr. Linda McAllister and Dr. Leslee Subak
Karen Johnson-McKewan and Tom McKewan
Phil and Jean Warren

Individual Donors

Sarah Allen
Patricia and Peter Arrigoni
Karen Berger
Laura Berger
Jeanne Bobbitt
Barbara Boucke
Maryann Bramhall
Kevin Brennan
Judith Buckingham Perlstein
Michael Costantini
Josh and Aline Copp
Linda Curtis
Edward & Della Dobranski
Steve and Diana Dohrmann
Sherrill Dunning-Riley
Nicole DuPuis
Paul and Elizabeth Eisenhardt
Michael Genhart and John Stiehler
Dub and Lyn Hay
Michele and William Hunnewell
Michael Labrie
BJ Last
Richard and Melanie Lundquist

Paul D. and JoAnne Maxwell
Kathy McIntosh-Smith
Sunny and Mark McKee
Luanne Melden
The Mermaids Incognito
Jocelyn M. Nelson
Theresa Nelson
Angela Nguyen-Dinh
Marcie and Robert Phares
Jean Pral
Gillian Rhett
Jen and Joanne Rios
Pam Sagan
Donna Seid
Dr. Stacy L. Serber
Lloyd and Gayle Smalley
Jennifer Heyneman Sousae
Léonie Walker
Robert J. Wilson

Deb Albinson, Chris Albinson, Anna Albinson
The Altree Family
David Basham
Nina and Andrew Berman
The Boehm Rosenthal Family
Mary Bookman
The Busch Family
Doug and Julie Carlucci
Kate Corcoran, Dave Sagar and Peter Mandell
The Davis Family
Chris and Libby Dawson
Alexis de Belloy
Katherine Edwards & Brian Smith
Clay Eicher and Stuart Baxter
Frost Family Sustainability Fund
Shulamit Glaubach, MD
The Klopfer Family
Marie Kazan-Komarek
Melanie and Peter Maier
Sean Manchester
Ramona, John and Mikayla Mays
Fabian Okonski, MD
Emily and Jason Poague
The Podolsky Family
The Pollock Family
Gerald & Jenny Risk
The Sackson Family
The Sievers Family
The Silver Yolles Family
The Simms-Sprouls Family
Julie Supan, Supan Family
Molly & Daron Smith
Chris Stone
Maitland, Lisa and Michael Wais
Carole Wong

Sheira and Marco
James Schraa


Rosemarie and Sal Agosta
Barbara and David Beasley
Rita Bell
Sheila Bigelow
Melody and Irving Boime
Bernard Brasseur
Kay Brennan
Mary E. Bullard
Barbara Ann Busch
Lucy Carlund
Kathleen Carrai
Mark Cocalis and Lisa Erburu
Marilyn Cracchiolo
Kevin and Marita Daly
Noel Daly
Kathleen Earley
Bessie Fickel
Peter Fischer
Suzanne and Conrad Figueroa

Alana Forrest
Alfred Fowler
Jaya Francis and Kim Dromlewicz
Freeder Family Trust
Mary and Roger Haack
Lawrence and Sunny Harrison
Dolores L. Hawke
Andrée Suzanne Hest
Tom S. Huse
Nancy Scott-Ince & William Ince
Debora A. Kane
Elinor Kass
Roberta Kemmerer
Murray and Jeanie Kilgour
William and Gretchen Kimball Fund
Sally and Philip Kipper
Belinda Knochel
Darlene Kraemer
Mary Lynn Kunkel
Kim M. Lang
Marlene and Robin Leviton
Pam Lewis
Sharon Liu

Kathie Long
John Lovejoy
Joan Maguire
Belinda Martinez
Alan Mathewson
Matson Foundation
Dorothy Mayer
Marilyn McCall
Richard McGlone
Danny the Kitty Cat Miller
Gayle and John Minkler
Patricia Packer
Mrs. Jeanne E. Pauley, TTEE, The Pauley Foundation
Mr. Constantin E. Philipps
Jean E. Pickering and Suzanne Kehde
Pier 39
Melinda Ramm
Brenda and Caroll Rion
Cecelia Rios

Jen Rios
Carol Rosenberg
Patricia Sanders
Margaret Schadt
Bonnie Shimahara
Dr. Jewell Sideman
Delmar Stipe
Deborah W. Stratmann
Jacqueline Suitt
Elizabeth Szabo
Edith Taylor
Roy Teo Jr.
Barbara and Norman Thompson
Ellen Ann Venton
Barlow Weaver
Ellyn Weisel
Diane Wilsey
Wildlife Computers
Penelope Wright

Sea Lion SoirÉe 2015

Thanks for joining The Marine Mammal Center in celebrating 40 years of veterinary, scientific and educational achievements. Our Sea Lion Soirée event on October 4 was a great success as families from throughout the Bay Area joined as at the Center, creating an intergenerational afternoon with guests of all ages.

With help from people like you, we raised more than $545,000 to support our highly acclaimed scientific research initiatives, renowned educational programs and our ever-growing number of patients. Your ongoing support will launch us into the next 40 years as we accelerate our efforts to conserve endangered marine mammal species, continue groundbreaking research and share our work across the world.

View photos from the event by Drew Altizer. And don't forget to download your photo by Jan Lundberg with the San Francisco Giants World Series trophies. Thank you to Rob Guarasci for generously providing this video of the sea lion release.