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The Paul M. Fye Society

The Paul M. Fye Society recognizes generous donors who have included the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in their estate plans.

The society is named in honor of Paul Fye, who served as the Institution’s fourth director from 1958 to 1977. During his nearly two decades of service, the Institution acquired the Quissett Campus and completed construction of new research facilities, modernized its research fleet, including development of the deep submergence vessel Alvin, inaugurated the Joint Program in Oceanography with MIT, and increased substantially its scientific staff and endowment. His legacy inspires us still.

What will your legacy be?

Members of the Fye Society receive:

  • Invitation to the annual Fye Society gathering
  • Invitations to science presentations
  • Exclusive access to scientist-led trips to exciting locations
  • Our monthly e-newsletter
  • Fye Society lapel pin featuring a profile of the Atlantis, our first research ship.
  • Oceanus Magazine


If you would like to learn more, please contact Jim Flynn, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at (508) 289-2018 or jflynn@whoi.edu.

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