American Littoral Society (Highlands, NJ)


  • Name:Ms. Eileen Kennedy
  • Title:Deputy Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Littoral Society
  • Address:18 Hartshorne Drive
    Suite 1
    Highlands, NJ 07732
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:732-291-0055

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:732-245-9493

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • To promote the study and conservation of coastal marine life and habitat, to defend the coast from harm and empower others to do the same.

  • History:
  • We will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2011; we are the longest-operating coastal conservation organization in the U.S. Our organization was founded in 1961 by divers, naturalists and scientists with a passion for learning and sharing knowledge about the coast. Many in the original group were marine and fisheries biologists employed at the Sandy Hook Marine Lab (now a division of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service) who envisioned the Society as a bridge between the scientific community and the public.

    Within a few years of our founding, we began seeing disturbing things above and below the water line—massive fish kills, polluted water and degraded habitat. As a result, our scientific society expanded its mission to include conservation of marine life and habitat. From that point on, our history exemplifies the American environmental movement. We have grown to have 6,000 members in 47 states, and support chapters serving the mid-Atlantic, northeast, and southeast regions. We also have formed and nurtured other special focus groups such as the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper, Jamaica Bay Guardian, and Clean Ocean Action, all of which have evolved to become highly effective crusaders for our waterways. Today, we advance our mission through mutually supportive programs focused on advocacy, education, and conservation.

  • Year established:1961
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:15
  • Staff size:14

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:

    President: Richard Lathrop, PhD
    Vice President: Peter Hetzler, MD
    Treasurer: Walter Brust
    Secretary: Kathleen Gasienica


    Don Abrams
    David Chapman
    Angela Cristini, PhD
    William Feinberg, Esq.
    Barbara Greenberg
    Samuel G. Huber
    George Kowallis, MD
    Denise O’Donnell, Esq.
    Norbert Psuty, PhD
    Richard Raymond
    Stephen Sautner
    Jamie Rosen Scurletis
    Frank Steimle
    Yvonne ter Haar Grant
    Robert Tucker
    Cindy Zipf

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Tim Dillingham, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Eileen Kennedy, Deputy Director
    Don Riepe, Northeast Chapter Director
    Dave Bulloch, Southeast Chapter Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:22-1731073

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:221731073
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:18 HARTSHORNE RD BLDG 18
  • Organization City:HIGHLANDS
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:07732-4033
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 8
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Scientific Organization
  • Affiliation Code:1
  • Ruling Date:December, 1963
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C200
  • Asset Amount:$1,369,442
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,386,505
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,386,505
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:23:11 pm

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