Friends of the Wrigley Institute

The Friends of the Wrigley Institute (FOWI) 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 the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC) in Big Fisherman’s Cove, Catalina Island.


  • Subscription to quarterly newsletter Waves
  • Exclusive invitations to public forums and events hosted by the Wrigley Institute

All courtesies previously listed as well as:

  • 10% discount at WMSC Gift Shop
  • Waived day use fee at WMSC
  • Use of WMSC kayak and snorkel equipment at WMSC
  • Three annual mooring uses per household, as available*

All courtesies previously listed as well as:

  • Daytrip, tour, and lunch for two at WMSC (Monday-Thursday aboard Miss Christi)
  • Guided snorkel in the Catalina Marine Science Center Marine Life Refuge
  • Unlimited mooring privileges, as available*
  • Opportunity to rent dorms or apartments at WMSC, as available

All items previously highlighted as well as:

  • Daytrip, tour, and lunch for four at WMSC (Monday-Thursday aboard Miss Christi)
  • Opportunity to rent a house in the George and MaryLou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Leadership, as available

* Users must agree to abide by non-discharge guidelines that conserve the kelp ecosystem in Big Fisherman Cove, which has been designated an Area of Special Biological Significance.

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