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 60% of our income to program services. Only 22% of our income is spent on administration and 18% on fundraising.

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

Financial 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.

Greg Kaufman

Greg Kaufman


Kristie Wrigglesworth

executive director

Wayne White

Board Chair
Mary Kate Rosack

Mary Kate Rosack

Board Secretary

Courtney Hathaway

Board Treasurer

Bob Wood

Board Director

Liz Petterson

Board Director

Jennifer E. Childs

Board Director

Scott Armanini

Board Director

Laura Chynoweth

Board Director

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.