Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship
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Become a corporate sponsor!

Partnering with Shoals Marine Laboratory aligns your company with an internationally known marine science and sustainability focused institution. Partnership puts your company before our community members throughout the year. 

While advancing your company’s marketing goals and philanthropic commitment, your Corporate Partnership also helps sustain the vitality of SML and the climate and oceans. Show your support for the ocean, education, and the sustainability of our world through your sponsorship of SML.


The difference we make

Want the full scoop on the work that your corporate sponsorship with us allows us to do? Read our impact report here:


Why support Shoals?

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is dedicated to undergraduate education and research in marine science.

Since 1966, SML has offered undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study marine science in the field with exceptional faculty from institutions throughout North America. Learning at SML is grounded in truly "hands-on" educational experiences. SML courses and internships provide rigorous training in a diversity of marine subjects and prepares students for careers in the fields of marine and environmental science and sustainability. All SML programs are infused with in our ethos of responsible natural resource use and management, valuing scientific and community collaboration, and public service.


Sponsorship Tiers

Annual partnership levels range from $1,000 - $10,000 and are available with options to support our public programs, a custom program, or SML overall.

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$10,000 +

$5,000 - $9,999

$1,000 - $4,999


All Seal level benefits plus:

  • 2 tickets for an overnight program at SML (booking based on availability)
  • 2 passes to an event with the Navigator Circle (our donor society)
  • Be featured on our newsletter as a sponsor
  • Coffee with the SML Director during the off-season


All Gull level benefits plus:

  • A dedicated social media post featuring your organization
  • Verbal recognition to participants during the programs you support
  • Your organization featured in the event programs you support
  • Your organization's promotional items provided to program participants
  • 2 Garden Tour Tickets (bookings based on availability)


Benefits include:

  • Your organization featured on the Shoals website (including a hyperlink)
  • Shoals Corporate Partnership logo for you to use on your website and elsewhere
  • A feature in our monthly newsletter
  • Personalized certificate of appreciation from Shoals


More Information

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Custom sponsorships are available with multiple year gift agreements. Please contact Amy Fish at to explore these options or ask any questions about becoming a corporate sponsor.

Our Sponsorship Media Kit


Thank you for your support!