How You Can Support

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There are three ways you can support the important work of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute:

Purchase a Harbor Branch Specialty License Plate!

Since 1986, Florida’s specialty license plate program has raised over $500 million for worthy causes and over 1.2 million Floridians annually participate in the program. Proudly display your support for conserving Florida’s vital ocean resources by purchasing one or more Florida specialty license plates. The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation directs proceeds from these plates to marine exploration, research, conservation and education. For more information about FAU Harbor Branch research supported by the four specialty license plates, please watch our SLP video.

Make an annual donation to one of Harbor Branch’s special funds at the Florida Atlantic University Foundation!

Private gifts are essential for the continued growth and development of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. When you make your gift online via the FAU Foundation website, your gift is designated for the work at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. For more information about the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, call 772-466-9876.

Ensure the legacy of Harbor Branch by making a planned gift!

Supporting the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation through a planned gift ensures that there will always be an income stream for operations and special projects and initiatives for Harbor Branch. Gifts of cash, stocks and bonds, retirement assets, real estate, and/or insurance policies are all examples of planned giving through estate planning and if desired, can be restricted for a specific purpose. For more information contact Cyndi Permenter at or 772-466-9876.

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