Just before leaving for Paris in advance of the air show, I took part in one of my favorite events of the year. I have the honor of serving on the Board of Directors at the Seattle Aquarium, and co-chaired the aquarium’s annual fundraising event Friday night called “Splash!”—with Boeing serving as this year’s title sponsor.
The seals show off their new home at the Seattle Aquarium.
Here’s me with the new exhibit in the background— a great atmosphere for the seals and the people who love them.
This year’s fundraising effort was dedicated to a new exhibit for the aquarium’s three harbor seals—led by the incredibly cute Barney. The new exhibit gives the seals more room to roam and play—and gives the public a much better look at these intelligent, gentle creatures. It’s really the crown jewel of the aquarium with a gorgeous view of Elliott Bay. I invite you to check out the great video below that shows how Barney and friends made the journey from their temporary home back to their cool new digs.
In addition to Boeing serving as title sponsor of the aquarium’s fundraiser, we also had dozens of Boeing employees who volunteered at the event— as well as giving hundreds of hours of their time to the aquarium over the course of the year. It’s just one example of the many ways our company and our employees give back to the communities we live and work in.