Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, we have multiple levels for you to contribute at, and we’ll soon be adding our growing list of sponsor logos to this website. This event is your chance to show local researchers, scientific organizations, and the community that you support important scientific research. The funds will be used for: city permits, insurance, march infrastructure, marketing materials, and audiovisual equipment, and more items as needs arise. Please note that your sponsorship of the March for Science San Diego is be tax deductible through our parent organization San Diego for Science, EIN 82-2749652.

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The March For Science -­ San Diego is an independent, volunteer-run organization coordinating with sister Marches For Science across America and around the world. The Marches for Science are already supported by more than 25 scientific organizations, including AAAS and Sigma Xi. Locally, we are engaging with various San Diego­-based science and outreach organizations, including the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Our event will be held in downtown San Diego on April 14, 2018. The event will feature a coordinated set of activities, including speakers, a peaceful march through the city, and public educational events that highlight the local scientific community, from hobbyists to entrepreneurs to academic researchers.

Fundraising Team Leadership

Joan Robbins is an experienced biopharmaceutical executive with over 25 years in R&D of therapeutics for cancer and other serious diseases. She is currently VP Translational Research at DNAtrix, Inc., and previously served as SVP Biosafety & Gene Therapy at WIRB – Copernicus Group, Inc., VP Translational Research at Tocagen Inc., and CSO at ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  She is a co-founder of two San Diego biologics manufacturing companies. She serves on the scientific advisory council of The Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Joan trained at the NIH/NCI, the Garvan Institute and Center for Immunology (Sydney Australia), and UC San Diego. She received her B.S. in genetics from UC Davis, and Ph.D. in genetics from the George Washington University.

Mary Canady is a 20-year San Diego science veteran, beginning her post-Ph.D. career at The Scripps Research Institute in 1997. As a biotechnology marketing professional, Mary manages diverse teams of scientists and business development professionals and has extensive experience supporting project management with successful budgeting and planning. Dr. Canady founded the San Diego Biotechnology Network in 2008, a 20,000-follower organization, which has raised more than $200,000 and implemented more than 50 events in support of science communication, policy, and community.