MEMBERSHIP

There are so many ways which you can support CCMI. One of the most impactful is by becoming a member, with an annual, recurring donation.

Membership Programme

CCMI members are a group of committed supporters and ocean enthusiasts who share in our vision of vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs.

The annual generosity of our members catalyzes transformative change for the evolving world around us and on behalf of our great blue planet. Members of CCMI make a huge impact; the membership programme provides vital support that ensures CCMI’s continued efforts to protect and restore coral reefs through our robust research and education programmes operates without interruption. It also allows us to rapidly respond to unexpected concerns in the Cayman Islands, such as critical monitoring efforts after a storm event or investigating the impact of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), as an example.

Our vision of vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs begins with you.

CCMI’s membership programme has special benefits and privileges at every level to recognize your generosity all year long. 

CCMI’s membership period begins on 1 January each year. Your benefits will be available to you for the calendar year of your membership period.

General Benefits of Membership (all levels)

All members will receive:

  • Free subscription to CCMI’s quarterly E-newsletter
  • Invitation to join us on Facebook where you can get up-to-date information on coral reefs and CCMI’s work
  • Advance notice of CCMI events

Additional benefits for each level are outlined below.

Individual Membership Categories

Grouper members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Invitations to all CCMI events in Grand Cayman
  • Advance invitation to Festival of Seas Gala
  • Complimentary weekly Friday tours for you and your party at the Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC)
  • Members-only year-end update
  • Special digital thank-you package
  • 10% off CCMI branded merchandise at the LCRC

Eagle Ray members enjoy all the Grouper level benefits PLUS:

  • Invitation to a special Members Only online lecture and station update with CCMI Director of Research (annual)
  • 20% off CCMI branded merchandise at the LCRC

VIP Ambassador members enjoy all the Eagle Ray level benefits PLUS:

  • Two tickets (annually) to attend Festival of Seas Gala
  • Invitation for one to attend CCMI Royal Event in London (annual)
  • Advance invitation to attend our Reef Lecture series in Grand Cayman
  • Advance invitation for other CCMI events
  • Special acknowledgement as a VIP Ambassador on CCMI website and in annual report

Please contact Kate at kholden@reefresearch.org to indicate your interest in becoming a VIP Ambassador.

Explorer members enjoy all the benefits of the VIP Ambassador level PLUS:

  • Annual invitation to ‘Dive with a Researcher’ in Little Cayman at the LCRC
  • Invitation for two to attend CCMI Royal Event in London
  • Opportunity to be featured as a ‘Donor Hero’ in CCMI quarterly E-newsletter

Please contact Kate at kholden@reefresearch.org to indicate your interest in becoming an Explorer.

A vital part of the Central Caribbean Marine Institutes future, the Navigator’s Council is an active and committed group of patrons who love the ocean and want to contribute with a long-lasting, five-year renewable support. The Navigators make it possible for CCMI to have critical, unrestricted support for our mission and programmes. Members of the Navigator’s Council enjoy all the benefits at the Explorer level PLUS:

  • Invitations to all VIP council events
  • Special Navigators Annual Report
  • Individualized visits to our research and conservation sites

Please contact Kate at kholden@reefresearch.org to indicate your interest in becoming an Explorer.

Corporate Membership Categories

Many companies are integrating environmental responsibility into their CSR initiatives. Supporting CCMI with a corporate membership helps your company support ongoing, critical work in the Cayman Islands that has an impact locally along with potential regional and global implications.

CCMI is a registered charity in the Cayman Islands and United Kingdom as well as a 501(c)(3) in the United States. We hold a Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Corporate Ambassadors enjoy the following benefits:

  • Corporate media coverage
  • Inclusion in CCMI’s annual report
  • Lunchtime lecture at your company’s office for up to 25 people
  • Two tickets (annually) to attend Festival of Seas Gala
  • Invitation for one to attend CCMI Royal Event in London (annual)
  • Advance invitation to attend CCMI Reef Lecture series in Grand Cayman
  • Advance invitation for other CCMI events
  • Complimentary weekly Friday tours for you and your party at the Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC)
  • Members-only year-end update
  • Special digital thank-you package

Corporate Navigators enjoy all the Corporate Ambassador level benefits PLUS:

  • CCMI will host a board meeting or team meeting on Little Cayman including lunch and dive/snorkel tour (1/year)
  • Table of eight at annual Festival of Seas Gala (or other Grand Cayman fundraiser event); annual
  • Invitation for two to attend CCMI Royal Event in London (annual)

Payment and Registration

Individual memberships for Grouper and Eagle Ray levels can pay online through our secure donation site.

For all other categories, please email Kate at kholden@reefresearch.org.

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