Mystic Aquarium welcomes Ari Skalet as its new Senior Director of Advancement. Ari will help lead, manage, and grow the advancement program at Mystic Aquarium with a specific focus on individual giving and corporate sponsorships.
Previously, Ari served as Director Regional Development for the Northeast Region at The Florida State University Foundation. In this position, Ari solicited and closed major gifts among Florida State University alumni, donors, and friends in the Northeast corridor.
Ari will play a major role in shaping the future of Mystic Aquarium. In collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer, Tina Couch, the Development staff, as well as other Aquarium leadership, Ari will build relationships with key stakeholders to help achieve Mystic Aquarium’s fundraising priorities. Originally from Connecticut, Ari was visitor to the Aquarium growing up and he is excited to serve as a passionate and persuasive ambassador for the Aquarium’s ambitious plans.
Mystic Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.
The institution seeks to achieve this mission by:
Creating thought-provoking encounters with marine life
Conducting research that advances aquatic animal husbandry and health
Serving as an interpreter of marine science discoveries and conservation issues
Sharing resources and expertise with the scientific and education communities
Pursuing these endeavors with a commitment to excellence and innovation
For more information, please visit https://www.mysticaquarium.org/