Mote Marine Laboratory has announced it has raised more than $50 million in the Sarasota laboratory's first comprehensive fundraising campaign for long-term sustainable projects to help preserve unique marine life.
"We are just so excited, but also extremely humbled that we've not only hit that $50 million target, but we've now exceeded it," said Mote Marine Laboratory President and CEO Michael Crosby . "It's historic. But it really doesn't signal an end. It is really something of a new beginning for Mote. And we are really entering into a new era."