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Join the FAU Harbor Branch Benefactors Society!

For over 50 years, Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has led the way in ocean exploration, conducted cutting-edge marine science research and educated the next generation of scientists and ocean stewards. Florida Atlantic’s researchers have made ground-breaking discoveries in the fields of ocean engineering, drug discovery, marine ecosystem conservation and more, while tackling some of the most pressing issues facing Florida’s coastal and ocean environments. You can be a part of the solution too, by joining the FAU Harbor Branch Benefactors Society and helping us to continue the critical work that leads to new ocean-driven cancer treatments, preserved coastal ecosystems, safer shorelines and healthier oceans.

What is the FAU Harbor Branch Discovery Passport?

Complete your Discovery Passport by participating in our immersive array of community outreach programs! Join us at our Ocean Discovery Visitors Center, enjoy our educational tours and attend lectures from our experts to fill out your passport and gain special access to an annual celebratory event!

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Explorer Passport $50

  • Become an FAU Harbor Branch Passport Holder
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Innovator Passport $100

  • Become an FAU Harbor Branch Passport Holder
  • FAU Harbor Branch Campus Immersion Tour ticket discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Adventurer Passport $250

  • FAU Harbor Branch Passport Program discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Ambassador Passport $500

  • FAU Harbor Branch Passport Program discount (15%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Stewards Society $1,000

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  • Invitation to one Behind-the-Scenes Lab Tour for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Learning Luncheon for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Deep Dives Lecture Series for two people
  • Invitation to FAU Harbor Branch special events
  • Special access to FAU Harbor Branch Quarterly Update Social
  • FAU Harbor Branch Passport Program discount (20%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (10%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Skippers Society $2,500

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  • FAU Harbor Branch Campus Immersion Tour for two people
  • Invitation to two Behind-the-Scenes Lab Tours for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Deep Dives Lecture Series for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Learning Luncheon for two people
  • Invitation to FAU Harbor Branch special events
  • Special access to FAU Harbor Branch Quarterly Update Social
  • FAU Harbor Branch Passport Program discount (20%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (15%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Captains Society $5,000

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  • Private tour of FAU Harbor Branch for up to four people
  • Invitation to three Behind-the-Scenes Lab Tours for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Deep Dives Lecture Series for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Learning Luncheon for two people
  • Invitation to FAU Harbor Branch special events
  • Special access to FAU Harbor Branch Quarterly Update Social
  • FAU Harbor Branch Passport Program discount (20%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (20%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Founders Society $10,000 and above

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In 1971, Harbor Branch was founded in the spirit of exploration through the support of J. Seward Johnson Sr. and the innovative vision of famed inventor, Edwin A. Link. Fulfilling their dream of preserving the environment by researching our oceans, Johnson and Link shared a passion that made an indelible impact on oceanographic research. FAU Harbor Branch Founders Society members ensure Johnson and Link’s vision through their generous support of Ocean Science for a Better World®.
  • FAU Harbor Branch Founders Society recognition at our Ocean Discovery Visitors Center
  • Recognition in the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter and at events
  • Exclusive invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Founders Society dinner
  • Private tour of FAU Harbor Branch for up to six people
  • Invitation to four Behind-the-Scenes Lab Tours for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Deep Dives Lecture Series for two people
  • Invitation to the FAU Harbor Branch Learning Luncheon for two people
  • Invitation to FAU Harbor Branch special events
  • Special access to FAU Harbor Branch Quarterly Update Social
  • FAU Harbor Branch Passport Program discount (20%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch Gift Shop discount (20%)
  • FAU Harbor Branch decal
  • Subscription to the FAU Harbor Branch newsletter

Contact Brandon McHenry, assistant director of membership, at 772.242.2214 or HBbenefactors@fau.edu for additional information.

Donations to Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible as defined by law.