Help build Barney's new home! GiveBIG May 15

Help build Barney's new home! GiveBIG May 15


Over the years the Seattle community has helped the Aquarium accomplish very ambitious education, conservation and fundraising goals—we couldn’t do it without you. So we want you to be the first to hear about our upcoming plans for GiveBIG and an online campaign to raise financial support for the Aquarium’s new harbor seal exhibit.

The harbor seals will move into their new exhibit on June 1. Although the construction is almost complete, we need your support to advance our fundraising efforts. Our $20,000 harbor seal fundraising campaign will begin next Wednesday, May 15, to leverage GiveBIG, a community-wide giving day presented by The Seattle Foundation during which all donations are partially matched. The campaign will then continue online through the end of the month.

We need your help to spread the word about GiveBIG and our own online campaign. On May 15, please consider sending an email or posting a message on your social media contacts to ask your friends, family and professional networks to HELP BUILD BARNEY’S NEW HOME! You can use something like this:

Today is GiveBIG. I’m giving to Help Build Barney’s New Home! Join me in supporting the new harbor seal exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. If you give today, your donation will be partially matched by The Seattle Foundation.


After GiveBIG, please help spread the word about our online campaign. With your help, we can reach our fundraising goal by May 31!

If you have any questions about the campaign or the new exhibit, please feel free to contact Christie Cotterill at (206) 838-3907 or

Thank you for being part of the Aquarium family!

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