Together We Are Building a Legacy

Thank you!

This page lists the many generous Charter Members, Sponsors, Donors and In-Kind Contributors to Aquarius Aquarium Institute. To see the list of Fresno Aquarium From the Ground Up capital campaign contributors (Concrete Block Donors) click here, to see Special Gifts Campaign contributors click here, to see Kyle’s Kids contributors click here and to see Dick Smith Memorial Fund contributors click here.


Dyer Family Foundation in Memory of Calvin and Frances Dyer
The Bertha and John Garabedian Foundation


$1000 Patron Level

Richard Caglia
Alexis and Bradley Dowell
Tim Fenston and Debby McCann
Debbie Hartman
Roy and Betty Jura
Christopher Kisling – Fresno Fab-Tech, Inc.
Ken and Carol Maul
Charles and Becky Morales
Namakan West Fisheries
John Shafer – Whitie’s Pets
Douglas and Therese Swinehart
Ted and Deedee Taylor
Mark Turmon

$750 Contributor Level

Dr. Thomas Downing

$500 Contributor Level

Elizabeth Allen
California Industrial Rubber Co. – Larry Cain
Ralph Durant – in memory of Ruby Skov Wyllie
Carmen A. and Rose Marie Eanni
Arnold and Dianne Gazarian
Guarantee Good Will Network
R. Scott and Linda Jura
Steven and Stephannie Kentros
Michael Lenihan
Frank and Margaret Lang
Mauldin-Dorfmeier Construction
Sheryl McConnell
Miles, Sears & Eanni
Nathan and Francesca Negri
Irene Nielsen-Sudaria – Curves for Women
Rex Moore Electrical Contracting – John Abele
San Joaquin Glass – Steve Salcedo
Mary Ann Scrivner
John and Shelly Shamshoian – Realty Concepts
Smith Barney, Inc. – Raye Grant, CFP
Charles W. Smith
Ricci Storelli
Wayne Thomas
Mark Turmon – Sierra Valley Almonds
Wiegand Family
Jeff Wynkoop
Richard Yrulegui

$250 Donor Level

David and Amy Babb
Frank and Barbara Bigelow
Gwen and Glenn Blomgren
Gerald H. Blum
John Blumer 
Larry Cain
Central Valley Lioness Lions Club
Lori Ciaccio
Vivienne Collins
Mr. and Mrs. David Crow
Cathy Davis
Edward and Heidi Douthit
John Fahrney
Ray and Vicki Flores
Sylvia Gonzalez
Robert Graham, M.D.
Raye Grant
Geoffrey and Valerie Greene
Sharon Grier
Dan and Janet Grossnicklaus
Charles and Linda Heinbach
Forrest Helmick
Ida Vee and W. Dean Helmick
Ken and Nancy Hendrix
Amanda Holder
Joseph and Tina Johnson
Marc and Penni Johnson
Mark and Dori Jones
Norm and Pam Kizirian
Kevin M. Louie
Norma Mastin
Colleen McFerrin and John Esplana
Lowry and Linda McFerrin
Gene and Marilyn Mora
Ron and Kathi O’Rourke
Chris Ramirez and Martha Arteaga
Vern and Cecilia Rohme
Don and Dee Dee Scordino
St. Agnes Medical Center Foundation
Richie Shehadey
Heather Smith
Connie and Curtis Smith
Jeff Suglian
Melinda Vennard
Patricia and Alison Walker
Keith and Denise Walsh
Bryon and Dianne Youngblood

$100 Member Level

Ken Abrahamian
Lisa Adams
Robert, Connie and Sandra Acuña
Jessica Allen
Shandon Allen
Greg Ambro
Vernon Amaro
Greg Anderson
Jacqueline Antaramian
Steven and Elayne Aoki
In memory of Matthew, Sara & Cody
Armstrong & Kacie Kusalich
Karen Askins
Cheryl and Farid Assemi
Alan Atamian
Gary and Alexis Bagdasarian
Catherine Balbas
Norm Banks
Paula Baraldi
Dr. Dave and Marilyn Barber
Beverlee Bargamian
Amy, Charlie and Marcus Barile
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Barnd
Stephen and Lisa Bennett
Anne Betancourt
in memory of Raul Betancourt
Patricia G. Birkle – Melaleuca, Inc.
Donna and Joseph Blohm
Linda and Michael L. Bloom, Sr.
Tom and Vallorie Borchardt
Frank and Mary Borges
Al Boutte
J.H. Boyd Enterprises, Inc.
George (Pat) and Lynette Brietigam
Richard and Delores Bugg
Kirkus and Marianne Burks – Kirkus Steam Cleaning
Mike Bustamante Photography
F.S. Caglia
Richard M. Caglia, II
Karen Cahill
John H. Caldwell, Jr.
Brian and Elaine Calhoun
Marci Cambern
Daniel Card
Lloyd Carter
Dennis and Trina Carroll
Nora Ceballos
Central California Independent Grocer’s Assn.
Frank Chang, M.D.
Andra Christenson
Carrie Christman
Beverly Cho
Irene I. Clements
In memory of Frank Clifton, Jr.
Karen Coe
Keri G. Collins
Vivienne Collins
Marti Cook
Jean Correll
Robert Crispi
Amy Crosland
Karen Dadian
Lynda Daley
Av Daniels
Dennis and Laura Daugherty
Chad Davis
Caroline DeAnda
Cheryl Decker
Nicole Devol
Mary Ann Dews
Ted and Arpie Dick
Brad and Wendy Doak
Ryan Doherty
In memory of Ralph M. Donahue
Tom and Judy Dorn
Leona Douthit
Win and Cindy Downing
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Duke
Ralph Durant
Cynthia Eayre
Thomas H. Edginton, CPA
Kathleen Rae Elia
Ray Ensher
Drs. Allen and Cindy Evans
Teri and Jim Farnesi
Don and Barbara Ferguson
Kim and Sharon Fernandez-Lopez
Michael and Nancy Ferraro
Charles and Gail Ferreira
Bruce and Cathi Ferri
Fig Garden Golf Club
Robert J. Fletcher
Sean and Suzanne Ford
Benjamin and Diane Fregoso
Fresno Scuba Club
Andrea Frias
FMC Technologies
Friends of Richard Caglia
Brooke Frost
Peter Gabrielian – American Paper Converting
Phil and Ceci Gant
Lesley and Tony Gates
Garold Giersch
Scot Ginther
David Glennon and Juli Amodei
Joe, Denise, and Dimitri Glessner
Rick Gonzaliz
Susan and Eric Gratz
Robert and Joanne Gravano
David Gromis, Esq.
Don and Josette Grouleff
Mark and Denise Groves
Mitchel and Jayne Grundbrecher
in memory of Jonathan Reina
Margaret, Davis and Melissa Guice
John Guilmette
Troy Guynn
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Haas
Cynthia Hager
Robert A. Hager
Robert L. Hager
Rick and Leslie Hawkins
Harold and Luana Marie Haynes
Irene Heetebry
Robin Hicks
David Hill and Dee Lacy
Robert J. Hixson, Jr.
Michael Hoffman
Hazel Hofman
Violet Homan
Avak and Barbara Howsepian
Jacalyn and Shaun Howitt
James Huggins
Joseph and Angela Iapichino
Jim and Judy Irvine
Carol Istvanick
Thomas Jacobs
Rodger B. Jensen
Marti Johnson
Harry and Judy Johnson
Ron and Judy Johnson
Terri Johnson
LaDonna Jones
Keith and Mary Jura
R. Scott and Linda Jura
Janie Jurkovich
Marylen Karsted
Ron and Janet King
Cheryl Kinoshita
Gordon T. Knott
Patricia Kourafas
Victor Kral
Jeffery F. Krause
Teresa Lagunas
Mr. and Mrs. Sam U. Lane
Peggy Lang
Ruth Lang
Thomas and Rosemary Lang
Bob Larsen
Phil and Joyce Larson
Karen and Glen Lauterbach
Martha Lawless
Richard and Mickie Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lenihan
Robert F., Jr. and Ruby Anne Lewis
Brenda and David Lieder
David and Karen Lima
John O. Linzmeier, Jr.
Fran and Bryan Long
Kathleen M. Lopes
Cynthia L. Lough
Julie and Rich Lucido
Monte and Linda Lung and Anna, Suzanne and Megan
Michael Lynch, M.D.
Madera High Twelve Club #646
Vicki Madigan
Shirley A. Main
James and Kristi Mattes
Mike and Stacy McCloskey
Peter and Kitty McManus
Bert and Norma McSwain
Esmeralda Mendoza
Theodora and Themis Michailides and Family
Mary J. Morgan
Ryoichi Morita
Kevin Moseley
R. Bruce and Deborah Murray
Bob and Barbara Myers
Steve and Vaune Newvine
Maggie Nicacio
Karla Nichols
Karen Nishimura
Mike O’Hara
Loida Delgado Olivas
Mike O’Neil
Steve and Patti Parks
Ida Parrott – University Bookstore
Skip Patterson
Gary and Kata Patton
William Peargin
Sue Pena
Players Smoked BBQ
Richard G. Polson
Diana Powell
Leah Press and Scott Ahles
Wendy Radford
Jim and Dollie Ragsdale
Leonard and Hermelinda Ramirez
M. Carl Rana
Corbyn Raven
Paul Redditt and
Ana Paula Charondo Redditt
Susan L. Reif
Clinton Ressler
Teri Ann Ricchiuti
Jonathan Richter
Conrad Rios
Rudy M. Rios
Karen M. Robinette
Vanessa Rodriguez
Elaine J. Romagnoli
Jere Runciman
Sean, Miko, Karina and Sara Rutledge – Sugar & Spice
Leroy and Julie Sabbatini
Steve Salcedo
Linda Salwasser
Schalde Family
Margarete Schmidt and Mike Lozito
Melaney Shaum
David Shaw
Daniel and Debra Shay
Lisa Sicherman
Luanne Silkwood
Jeffrey and Diana Simon
Chris Simonian
Dr. Robin and Nancy Smit
George, Sharlane and Garrett Smith
Jeffrey and Kristine Smith
Nancy Smith
Dr. Patrick Smith
Robert and Kathleen Smith
Juli Solaegui
Tom and Amy Sparks
Claire Speake
Shawna Speake
Kate Steele
Bill and Alexandria Stimpson
Debra and Robert Stimpson
Elizabeth Stimpson
L. Jean Stimpson
Terry G. Story and Cisco Mendez
Bill and Lisa Stradley and Family
Steven and JoEllen Strait
Ron Stumpf
Jeff Suglian
Michelle Sykes in honor of Hunter Sykes and Austin, Ethan, Hudson, & Chase Rutherford
Timothy and Barbara Thiesen
Sue Thorton
Deborah and Kevin Toews
Paul Tosti
Toys Antique
Triple X Fraternity
Ian Vandrick
Steve and Debra Vasquez
Lorrie Vezirian
Matilda Villafan
Steve and Debbie Vlaminck
Bob, Tina and Jenny Volanti
Nancy Volkoff
Lee Vue
Stacy Vuicich
Al and Claudia Wahlberg
Michael and Carol Walsh
Randy, Carrie & Austin Waltz
Melody Ward
Bob and Rosa Waterston
Howard and Christine Watkins
Janet and Rodney Weaver
V.J. Webb
Jillian Wehner
Michael Weil Design
W.S. Whitehurst
John Whitmore
Rose Willems & Benjamin Camarena
Darren Williams – Technicon Engineering
Tom and Dara Williams
Kevin Wingert, M.D.
Lora Misakian Winslow
Mike Withycombe
Eugene C. Wong
John and Lois Yakligian
Karen Yamamoto and Randolf Krbechek
The Kyle Yamamoto Family
Byron and Dianne Youngblood
Jim Zahn

Single Student Charter Members

Charlie Barile
Kelsey Gonzalez-Godoy
Brian Leavitt
D’Artagnan Montrose
Kevin Moseley
Alexander K.L. Shelly
Ezekiel Van Straaveren

Friends of the Fresno Aquarium

Other donations and in-kind contributors

A&E Poolcare
Joel Abels
Fernando Alejandre
Roy and Shirley Andersen in memory of Leona Douthit
Mary Ruth Avakian
In Honor Of Lupe Carrion
Irene Boyajian in memory of Leona Douthit
Samuel L. Burklow, M.D.
in memory of Karen Coe
David and Shirley Carboni in memory of Leona Douthit
David J. Cavagnaro, M.D.
Central California Sleep Center
Robert and Christine Cherry
Hanne and John Christiansen
Steven H. Chooljian, M.D.
Mike and Karen Cobb
Katharine Crawley
Jerrie Cruess
Jeffrey A. Dahl
George and Alta Davis in memory of Leona Douthit
Mike and Robin Debenedetto
Erica M. Derksen
Stephen J. and Janie J. Doak
Brad and Alexis Dowell in memory of Leona Douthit
Thomas Eliason, M.D.
Rey and Ligaya Elizondo
Fig Garden Woman’s Club
Hank Finkle, Esq
Mrs. Nicole Fontanilla
Sonny Garcia
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Gates
Laura Godinez
Thomas E. Griffin, M.D.
Donald and Julia Grimes in memory of Leona Douthit
Leith Hansen, Esq. by Karen L. Lynch
Harold Hunnicutt
Gail and Chapman Jones
John Kenyon
Linda Knapp
Karin Kos
Victor E. Kral
Loreto and Hugh Levine
Shirley Main in memory of Leona Douthit
Mario Manriquez and Rochelle Lopez
Eleanor J. Marek
Lynette Martin
Elizabeth A. Martinez
Eric Maul
Janet Mehl in memory of Leona Marie Douthit
A. Paul Mello, M.D.
Robert Mignacca, M.D.
Virla Neithinger
George Nikolich
Arlene and Melvin Oloughlin in memory of Leona Douthit
Larry Osborne
William O. Owen, M.D.
Robert and Sandy Papazian
Bill Patterson
Rodd Pope
Dollie Ragsdale
Real-time Outsource
Peter Robertson
Dave Rodgers
Vicki Shaghoian
Richard and Devon Shehadey
James Sherman
Glenn Skankey
Beverly Smith in memory of Leona Douthit
Cathy Smith
Harrison Spencer
Tonya K. Strane
April and Ross Tate
Diana Taylor
Connie Thron
Julia Utley
Frank Vawter
Zhijun Weng and Sai Hong Chen
James and Mary Whitmer in memory of Leona Douthit
Ray and Joyce Whitaker
Wilburn Medical Supplies
Karen A. Williams
Modern Woodmen of America in memory of Leona Douthit
Minnie Yamamura in memory of Leona Douthit

Corporate/Business Partners

Donations, Sponsorships, donated goods and services are very much appreciated!!

A & M Carpet
a.a. Marthedal Company
Accident and Injury Center
Alan Atamian – Comic Impressionist
American Timeworks and Equipment Co.
American Ts
ANC Construction
Animall Gift Shop
Aqua Sports
Aquarius Aquarium, Inc.
Arcade Insulation
B & R Roofing
Bank of the West
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bingo Bugle Newspaper
BJ’s Country Kitchen
BL Quality Meats
BMC West
Bohner Boat & Marine, Inc.
Boyett Petroleum
California Air National Guard
California Embroidery
Central Valley Casework
Chazmat Concrete Construction
Cheetah Bar
Chevy’s Restaurant
Chicago Title
City Cafe
Citizen’s Business Bank
Clawson Motorsports
Commercial Embroidery Systems
Constar Supply
Contech Concrete Techniques, Inc.
Cool Hand Luke’s
Costco – Fresno
CrU Wine Company
Dalena/Penrose Insurance
Deloitte & Touche
Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc.
Design and Conquer
DiCicco’s Restaurant
Dixon & Associates
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream
E.L. Wills
Educational Employees Credit Union
Edwards Theater Corp.
errortype2 – Seattle, Washington
Fansler Restaurant Group
Fig Garden Golf Club
FMC Technologies, Inc
Fresno Ag Hardware
The Fresno Bee
Fresno Chiropractic & Rehab
Fresno Fab Tech
Fresno Falcons
Fresno Frenzy Arena Football
Fresno Grizzlies Baseball Club
Fresno Philharmonic
Fresno Pump & Supply
John Frost, AIA
Fuzio Universal Pasta
Gaddy-Ward Insurance Agency
Glacier Refrigeration
Global Map Store
Gold’s Gym – Madera
Good Company Players
Harley-Davidson/Buell of Fresno
Hayward Pool Products
Hertz Equipment Rental
Holt Lumber, Inc.
Infinity Broadcasting
Ivy Crest
Jamba Juice
Jan Suz Hand-Painted Clothing
JC Jackson
J.M. Equipment Co., Inc.
Jones Cleaning Center
KH Construction
KenAndy Designs
Kinkos River Park
KSEE 24 – Granite Broadcasting
Kroeker, Inc.
Lang, Richert & Patch
Matt & Penny Langa
Madera Ford-Mercury
Madera Muncipal Golf Course
Manhatten Steakhouse & Bar
Manna Café
Margaret Hudson’s Earth Arts Studio
Me-N-Eds Pizza
Monster Cable
My Italian Decor – Liz Dennis
Netafim USA
Nolte Sheet Metal, Inc.
Nonini Winery
Norbert W. Larsen, Ph.D.
Northridge Equipment Company
Oceanic Worldwide
Paige One Auto Care
Pet Extreme
PG&E Campaign for the Community
Primavera Italian Restaurant
Printer Services
Progressive Printing – Dick Rolph
R.J. Hatler Construction, Inc.
Randy Thompson Painting
Red Lobster – Fresno & Visalia
Renegade Classics
Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater
Ro’s Precise Painting
Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Sam’s Club
Sam’s Equipment & Supplies
Save Mart Supermarket #99
Shields Design
Sierra Valley Almonds
Sports Authority
Sports Station
Stephan Cori
Stefanelli Distributing
Superior Hardware
Tarlton & Son, Inc.
Technicon Engineering Services, Inc.
The Elbow Room
The Ken Kennedy Band
The Pines Resort
The Twining Labs
Tidrick Tile, Inc.
Tony Roma’s
Valley Express Inc.
Valley Pistachio
Valley Unique Electric
VRPA Technologies
Warner Company Jewelers
White Cap Industries
Whities Pets
Wild Water Adventures
Work Of Art
Xpedx Paper
Young at Art