Financials & Leadership

Financial Report

Pacific Whale Foundation is a 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We also publish detailed financial information in our 990 Forms and in our reviewed annual reports.

Pacific Whale Foundation is funded through fundraising events, grants, corporate gifts, memberships, our Adopt A Marine Animal program, donations from supporters worldwide, and profits from our merchandise sales and our educational PacWhale Eco-Adventures ecotours.

We work hard to keep our administrative costs as low as possible. We are proud to say that we devote 78% of our income to program services. Only 13% of our income is spent on administration and 9% on fundraising.

Your contribution truly makes a difference on behalf of the ocean and marine wildlife!

990 Reports from previous years

Mahalo for your support. We couldn’t do it without you.

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Our Board of Directors is comprised of visionary leaders who have real-world skills and experience in science, education, conservation, finance, business management, entrepreneurship, legal governance and non-profit leadership. Most of all, our board members bring a commitment to Pacific Whale Foundation’s mission: protecting our oceans through science and advocacy.

Kristie Wrigglesworth

executive director
Mary Kate Rosack

Mary Kate Rosack

Board Chair

Wayne White

Member at large

Tahreem Kampton

Board Treasurer

Bob Wood

Member at large

Matt Gundred

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Ellis

Director of Operations Australia

Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.