Sea Turtle Hospital Sustaining Gift Levels

Friends of the Sea Turtle Hospital

Friends of the Sea Turtle Hospital

Did you know the Sea Turtle Hospital at the Whitney Lab relies on charitable giving to operate?

Our successes together wouldn't be possible without the continued support of Sea Turtle friends like you!

Your tax deductible donation helps fund: nutritious food for ill sea turtles in the hospital, examinations and surgery performed by the veterinarian Dr. Brooke Burkhalter, antibiotics and pain medication that all patients need, and the day-to-day treatment from our animal care team. 

Some examples of what your donation can help provide:

  • A month of food for all sea turtle patients in the hospital $85
  • Full examination and diagnostics from the animal care team $200 (incl. specialized veterinarian)
  • Bandages, syringes, instruments and fluids per surgery $50 (Each sea turtle with FP may require 4-5 surgeries)

We welcome your gift to help sustain the operations of the Sea Turtle Hospital in any denomination, you can choose a recurring gift or one time giving through this link.

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Ocean Traveler Sustaining Gift Levels

The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory offers the following Ocean Traveler sustaining gift levels to help support essential operating funding for the hospital. To make a gift to the Sea Turtle Hospital, please contact Jessica Long at jessicalong@whitney.ufl.edu or call (904) 461-4018 or you can give online.


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LOGGERHEAD $1,000

One private tour up to four people, two Sea Turtle T-shirts, quarterly newsletter, exclusive friends bumper sticker, advance notice of events.


KEMP'S RIDLEY $2,500

One private tour up to four people, one VIP event, two Sea Turtle T-shirts, quarterly newsletter, exclusive friends bumper sticker, advance notice of events.


GREEN $5,000

Entry into turtle naming lottery, one private tour up to 10 people, one VIP event, four Sea Turtle T-shirts, quarterly newsletter, exclusive friends bumper sticker, advance notice of events.


LEATHERBACK $10,000

Membership, one turtle naming opportunity, two private tours up to ten people, one VIP event and dinner with Director, Dr. Mark Martindale, PhD, reserved seating at Conservation/Sea Turtle lectures, six Sea Turtle T-shirts, quarterly newsletter, exclusive friends bumper sticker, advance notice of events.


Above apply to 12 months from gift, unless Turtle naming unavailable, then extended to next available naming opportunity. Under IRS rules your payment will be treated as a charitable contribution deductable subject to normal IRS limitations to the extent it exceeds the value of benefit.