Gordon Gray Circle of 100

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Members of the Gordon Gray Circle of 100 con-tribute annual gifts of $5,000 or more to LMC. They provide the essential financial resources to make a real difference in ocean conservation. These dollars have allowed the Center to extend our reach, build our expanded campus, do ground-breaking research, and increase the number of members on our team.

The Circle was created in 2012 by longtime board member and philanthropist, Gordon Gray. His belief was that Loggerhead Marinelife Center, while doing great work locally, should think more globally. Gordon urged us “to become the leading authority locally and internationally in ocean conservation via sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and educational programs.”

In December 2022, the LMC Board renamed this generous group The Gordon Gray Circle of 100 to honor Gordon’s vision, drive, and belief that LMC can become a global force in ocean conservation through research and rehabilitation of sea turtles. The LMC staff, board, and volunteers thank our Gordon Gray Circle Members for their steadfast support and appreciate that you share Gordon’s guiding vision.


Dr. Heather Barron, Ray Graziotto, Diane Gray, Gordon Gray (Circle of 100 Founder), and LMC President & CEO, Andy Dehart.

Gordon Gray Circle of 100: $5,000 +

  • 25% discount at LMC Gift Store
  • 15% discount toward LMC Camps
  • 15% discount toward LMC Family programs and birthday parties
  • Complimentary 8” x 4” Brick Paver in Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital
    (contact pavers@marinelife.org for more information)
  • Gordon Gray Circle of 100 Pin (upon request)
  • Gordon Gray Circle of 100 Name Badge (upon request)
  • Site rental discounts for private events at LMC
    (contact gproenca@marinelife.org for more information)
  • Complimentary Gordon Gray Circle of 100 Turtle Walk in either June or July
    (first-come, first-serve: contact gproenca@marinelife.org to rsvp)
  • Private behind-the-scenes tour of Center led by LMC Executive Team
    (contact gproenca@marinelife.org to schedule)
  • Access to complimentary VIP areas at events (TurtleFest, public sea-turtle releases, and more)
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the By The Sea Lecture Series
  • Exclusive invitations to Gordon Gray Circle of 100 private programs
  • Exclusive invitations to Circle-only events and outings with LMC experts
  • Complimentary Blue Friends Society membership
    (upon request at bluefriends@marinelife.org)
  • Name listed in LMC Annual Report
  • Name listed on LMC Donor Wall

*ASTC ~ The Association of Science - Technology Centers  – www.astc.org
**Member organizations included are science centers, museums, nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children’s museums across the country. The discounts and free admission may be used outside of a 90-mile radius of your home.