Board of Trustees, Friends of Gumbo Limbo

Friends of Gumbo Limbo is dedicated to the mission we share with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center of inspiring stewardship of our coastal and marine ecosystems through education, research, and conservation. Friends and its staff provide resources through Memberships, the Gift Shop, donations, sponsorships, foundation gifts, and annual fundraising events. Friends committees work closely with the staff and management of the Center to bring you many popular events, exhibits, and programs.

Annual elections are held each Fall to fill open seats. Interested candidates should contact our Board President in the late Summer, early Fall.

Click here for our 2017 Annual Report (PDF)

Friends of Gumbo Limbo 2013 Strategic Plan (PDF)


Ten members of the board of trustees


Michele Kurucz-Peel
Contact the president  

Vice President
Andrew Winninger

Ross Appel  

Bronwen de Villiers

Honorary Board Members
Gordon J. Gilbert

Board Members
Marie Parker
Ken Imhoff
Darlene Ward
Kathy Cottrell
Manjunath Pendakur
Robyn Morigerato


Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc. d/b/a/ Friends of Gumbo Limbo is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. A copy of the official registration CH18061 and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 1-800-435-7352 from within Florida. Our Federal Tax ID number is 59-2015726.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation.

Comments or questions about Friends of Gumbo Limbo Memberships, donations, Adopt a Sea Turtle, pavers, and sponsorship opportunities?  Call 561-544-8608 or ask your question via email.

To learn more about the types of research Friends of Gumbo Limbo supports, visit our Research Studies page.

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