Our team at Debris Free Oceans is 100% volunteer-driven, and every dollar donated expands Debris Free Oceans’ impact potential immensely. Your funds will help us continue to inspire Miami to become the world’s first zero-waste city.
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All donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent permitted by law for US citizens. Debris Free Global, Inc. is a501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with EIN 46-4581532.
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Chef Andrew Michael Alessi
Make a donation to the Chef Andrew Scholarship for Debris Free Oceans Fund.
To honor the life of Chef Andrew Michael Alessi, Debris Free Oceans has created a scholarship in his memory. Each year, scholarship funds will help support the extraordinary efforts of a student or intern who is providing scientific and/or physical efforts that focus on “debris-free oceans.” Chef Andrew’s two passions were culinary arts and the ocean.
As a credentialed Chef, he spent many hours preparing signature recipes and presentations for the kitchens of the finest Miami restaurants including 27 and The Fontainebleau. Andrew also spent many happy days diving among the beautiful reefs of Miami, the Florida Keys, and the Caribbean and made sure he always collected any debris he saw attached to the reefs.
He found great joy in helping others understand the wildlife and nature they were experiencing. He understood that the oceans are part of our important ecosystem and support the supply of delicious seafood that Andrew then prepared in his restaurants. The Chef Andrew Scholarship for Debris Free Oceans will promote a legacy to support the ideals he held so important and will also have a long-term impact helping clean up our oceans.