Friends of the Wrigley Institute

The Friends of the Wrigley Institute is an association of members dedicated to supporting the mission of the Wrigley Institute. Through their annual support, members of FOWI help promote the Institute's excellence by providing vital support for the resources, student programs, faculty and other initiatives that make the Wrigley Institute uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in environmental education and research.

Members of FOWI enjoy special courtesies including invitations to events on both of our campuses, and opportunities such as mooring privileges at WMSC in Big Fisherman’s Cove, Catalina Island.

All items highlighted below, as well as:

  • Private dinner with WIES leadership

All items highlighted below, as well as:

  • Exclusive communications from WIES leadership
  • Priority booking for WIES programs and activities
  • Unlimited mooring privileges, as available
  • Access to rent dorms or apartments at the WMSC, as available

All items highlighted below, as well as:

  • Three annual mooring uses per household
  • A 10% discount at the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC) Gift Shop


  • Newsletter subscriptionto WAVES
  • Invitations to special events and functions hosted by WIES

For more information about joining Friends of the Wrigley Institute, please contact:

Katie Chvostal
Development Officer
Phone: (310) 510-4015

To make a gift through FOWI:

Make an online gift to the USC Wrigley Institute here.
Make your check payable to USC Wrigley Institute, and send to:

Friends of the Wrigley Institute
Attn: Katie Chvostal
Wrigley Marine Science Center
P.O. Box 5069
1 Big Fisherman Cove
Avalon, CA 90704