The Next Wave Campaign

Make Your Mark On the Future

Make Your Mark

The Next Wave campaign is powering the future of education and environmental restoration on the Elizabeth River. Every dollar you donate supports our groundbreaking new Ryan Resilience Lab now under construction in Norfolk. Make Your Mark with a naming gift today!

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Naming Opportunities

Explore our Ryan Resilience Lab naming opportunities below!

Perry Boardwalk Plaques

Offered at $1,000

Traversing TowneBank Learning Park and the river’s edge, the highly visible Perry Boardwalk will feature named donor plaques

Oyster Castles

Offered at $500

You’ll support vital habitat for the native oyster, a keystone species on the Elizabeth River

Learning Park Plantings

Offered at $175

Fund a square foot of wetland habitat planted with native Spartina grasses to support local wildlife and reduce pollution

Limited Time Donation Matching

HURRY! Double Your Impact

Make your mark on the future, and have your investment doubled! Thanks to a generous grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, every gift to our Next Wave campaign will be matched one-to-one.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available.
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What’s the Ryan Resilience Lab?

The Pru and Louis Ryan Resilience Lab will serve as a living laboratory and global model for environmentally sustainable construction practices, with changing research displays and a waterside learning park to help people and businesses explore how to live and work in a coastal floodplain as seas rise.

Help us raise awareness and financial support for the Lab’s important mission.


Help us raise awareness and financial support for the Lab’s important mission.

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