2023 Annual Gratitude Roll

Our financial supporters are guardians of our marine life. They give our oceans a voice. These ocean champions ensure AMCS can meet our mission to connect people, science and action to protect Australia’s extraordinary oceans. Because of their extraordinary support, AMCS had a strong 2023 and we were able to achieve more ocean conservation outcomes than we had planned.

We acknowledge individuals and organisations for their generous contributions in 2023


Amazing ocean champions, everyday ocean lovers like you and me, chip in to ensure our oceans have a voice. We are humbled and filled with joy that our strong community of passionate supporters choose to support marine advocacy and conservation. Thank you.


World Oceans Day is a global day to celebrate our amazing oceans. AMCS marks this day by hosting an annual matched-giving day to raise funds to protect marine life. In 2023, the ocean-loving community rallied behind a simple idea – oceans matter – and raised more than $1,0800,000 to significantly boost and ensure that marine conservation projects such as opposing the largest fossil fuel seismic blasting on record and banning gillnets in dugong protected areas on the Great Barrier Reef. worldoceansday.org.au

We acknowledge individuals and organisations for inspiring and growing our community of ocean lovers through their generous Wavemaker-matched giving contributions in 2023.

Charles Warman FoundationBruce McMullin FoundationRawson Care Foundation
Renewable Energy CupMyerNorman Family Foundation
Sarah & SebastianThe Rocks PushSpinifex Trust
Two Monkeys FoundationJane Murphy & Anthony CooperMorris Family Foundation
David LeckenbyMurphy Family FoundationPlus 4 other donors who wish to remain anonymous
Sand CloudJMS Foundation 


Sea Guardians are a community of dedicated ocean lovers, who fight to protect our oceans and precious marine life with a monthly gift. They are the lifeblood of all we do. We thank our champions of ocean conservation for contributing almost $1 million as a collective community in 2023. seaguardian.org.au

We acknowledge all Sea Guardians, individuals and organisations, for their generous contributions in 2023.


Ocean Legacy gifts are bequest gifts that leave a legacy reflecting your life’s passion and the world you want to leave for future generations.

We respectfully remember and honour these legacy gifts left to ocean conservation in 2023.

Dennis KleinKate PerkinsWanda Park
Joyce MathewsMavis Joyce MathewsPlus 1 other Ocean Legacies.


Generous supporters from philanthropic individuals to trusts and foundations have contributed significant gifts to ensure marine conservation has a voice, one that is amplified so those who need to hear it, hear it loud and clear. We thank these supporters who have made significant gifts in 2023 contributing more than $1.329 million, creating a foundation for all the work we do.

We acknowledge all Philanthropic Supporters, individuals and organisations, for their generous contributions in 2023.


Working with small to large businesses, AMCS is proud to work with our business supporters, both large and small. This community contributed more than $302,000 to ocean conservation in 2023. The value of this support isn’t just measured in dollars. Our business supporters lead by example by constantly striving to improve their products and practices, and to operate in the most ethical and sustainable ways possible. We would like to thank our business community for being a force of change for marine conservation.

We acknowledge the following organisations for their generous contributions in 2023.

Sarah & SebastianJervis Bay BreweryPalm Swimwear
MyerLet’s Go SurfingWorld Treasure Designs
PatagoniaDiveplanit TravelThe Rocks Push
Renewable Energy CupPottery For The PlanetLearning Cloud
Goodwill WineLet’s Go Nature’alStand Desk
Rodney’s Bait & TackleRift Supply CoBoldB
SandcloudManly Spirits CoMoana Bikini
Castaway JewelleryT3 PartnersPure Underwater Imaging
CheekiSol of Eos 


From children to adults, our community fundraisers have made a world of difference for our seas. From collecting containers for change, school discos, running a marathon, cupcake stalls, hiking on an Intrepid Adventure or celebrating a birthday, these supporters have rallied their local community to collect funds for ocean conservation.

We acknowledge the following individuals and organisations for their generous community spirit and contributions in 2023.

Auburn South Primary SchoolK’gari Sandy Whale Experience participants:Bronagh Marley
Bees Creek School Florence McCarthyDee Why Kindergarten
Buninyong Primary School Margaret VickersLocal OPY
Camden Haven High School Trevor ThomasNational Zoo & Aquarium Staff
Corinda State School Judith ThomasStephanie Pocklington
Eastbourne Primary School Donna BurtonPlus 29 other Community Fundraisers
Genesis Christian College Scott Thompson 
Grace Lutheran College Colleen Aine 
Hale School Larisa Labzin 
Jamboree Heights State School Cheryl Adam 
Kelvin Grove State College Anna Forster 
Moruya High School  
Newman Catholic College  
Radford College  
St Ignatius School  
St Teresa’s Catholic College  
Tintern Grammar  
Williamstown High School  


We thank and recognise the significant investment in ocean conservation made by funders collectively contributing more than $4.3 million to ensure we have thriving oceans now and into the future.

We would like to acknowledge with gratitude the following Foundations, Trusts, Organisations and Philanthropic Collectives for their generous contributions in 2023.

Capricorn Foundation FundOceans 5, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, its Bloomberg Ocean Fund, and its Joint 30×30 Funding Initiative.The Corella Fund, acknowledging a decade of support.
Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America)PatagoniaThe Pew Charitable Trusts
Erica Foundation Pty LtdQueensland Gives, formerly Queensland Communities Foundation.Shark Conservation Fund, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Groundswell – welcomed as first time funder in 2023 Holdfast Fund Northern Territory Government


Supporters listed above have given consent for their name to be published on our website. If you would like your name removed or have been missed from our Gratitude Roll and would like to be included, please contact [email protected]