The Making Waves Society is a group of Tampa Bay’s future leaders—those that prefer to make waves instead of riding them!

Our mission is to provide leadership development, community involvement, and networking opportunities for young professionals in the Tampa Bay area while providing philanthropic support to advance The Florida Aquarium’s mission, vision, and values. 

We aim to be a resource for you as you navigate the waters of civic engagement and leadership—whether your goal is to join a board, volunteer, or just meet new people, you will find value in this group!

Together, we will raise money for the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs, develop professional skills working alongside the Aquarium’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team and attend exciting networking events and social outings.

 

 






 

 

Upcoming Events 
 

June 10, 2017 - World Ocean's Day Volunteer Opportunity

Join Making Waves and The Florida Aquarium team as we partner with our friends at Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for our annual World Oceans Day clean-up!

Registration - 8:30 am (Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on the Tampa Riverwalk)
Cleanup: 9:00 -11:30 am
After party: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Rick's on the River)

Each attendee will receive a Florida Aquarium Protect & Restore T-shirt and an armband to join us at the after party. 

RSVP to Dana - dshepard@flaquarium.org

June 21 - Making Waves Monthly Meeting

5:30-6:30 pm
Rainy Day Room at The Florida Aquarium

 

Wednesday, July 19 - Making Waves Summer Soiree at The Florida Aquarium

Join other philanthropic young professionals for a FUN and FREE networking event and learn more about the Making Waves Society.

Must be 21 or over to attend.

Get tickets at https://mwssummersoiree.eventbrite.com/


 

JOIN TODAY!

 
 
Invitations to attend exclusive Making Waves events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

Opportunity to serve on the Making Waves Society’s planning committee 

Does NOT include Aquarium membership

 

Invitations to attend exclusive Making Waves events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

Annual Aquarium Membership for a Party of 2 with unlimited admission (along with all benefits afforded to annual pass holders)

  • Discounted tickets for all Aquarium events

  • Invitation to joint Aquarist Circle and Making Waves Society mixers

  • Opportunity to serve on the Making Waves Society’s planning committee with like-minded individuals, where you will learn important leadership skills and work closely with the Aquarium’s leadership team

  • Opportunity to pay in (4) monthly installments

     
 
Upgrade your annual Aquarium Membership for a Party of 4 with unlimited admission (along with all benefits afforded to annual pass holders)

All other benefits listed above


Designate 4 employees as members of the Making Waves Society

Invitations for each employee to attend exclusive Making Waves events and volunteer opportunities (at least 6 annually)

Opportunity to serve on the Making Waves Society’s planning committee 

Does NOT include Aquarium membership


 

 

 
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For more information or to sponsor the Making Waves Society, e-mail or call Dana Shepard at (813) 367-4024.