The Safina Center

Recent Gala, NYCRecent Gala, NYCPhoto taken by: Jesse Bruschini

Annual Fundraiser

We make a big splash every year!

2013 marked our 10th anniversary and a decade of benefit galas in New York City. Each one has been a celebration of our work, our friends and key supporters. The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) aims to reach a global, diverse audience with our message about the changing ocean, its challenges, practical solutions, and the need to restore living abundance to the seas.

This year’s fundraiser will be on

November 12, 2014. 6:00 to 10:00 pm at

The Explorers Club in NYC.

Stay tuned for more details!


Annual Benefit – November 12, 2014

The Safina Center Annual Benefit at  The Explorers Club was a huge success! For photos – Follow us on Facebook! Many Thanks to Our Benefit Sponsors  Great White Shark ANDREW SABIN FAMILY FOUNDATION Emperor Penguin ROBERT CAMPBELL Spinner Dolphin LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS ALFRED AND JANE ROSS FOUNDATION AVALON PARK AND PRESERVE Charity Buzz Online Auction Donors […]
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10th Anniversary Benefit (2013)

2013 Benefit Gala in NYC  Thursday, November 14, 2013 Many thanks to our generous supporters and guests! Our compliments to the chef and staff of Riverpark. Gala Sponsors Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Robert Campbell Lindblad Expeditions Henry Foundation Alfred & Jane Ross Foundation Whole Foods Market Roger & Vicki Sant Keith Cockrum Special Friends of the […]
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2012 Benefit Gala in NYC

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY STORM DAMAGE. BLUE OCEAN STAFF IS CONTACTING ALL SPONSORS & GUESTS BY PHONE AND EMAIL. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES! Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Sequoia Restaurant overlooking the water at Pier 17, South Street Seaport, in NYC. This year’s gala theme is the title of Carl Safina’s new PBS TV […]
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2011 Benefit Gala in NYC

Thank You for a Very Successful 2011 Gala Benefit! Thanks to your support and love of the oceans, Blue Ocean Institute’s 2011 Annual Gala was a wonderful success.  Great auctions, good food, inspiring people, and Carl’s moving keynote speech all made for a memorable and meaningful evening. Keynote: Carl Proposes a New Merger to Stabilize […]
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