Anniversary Headlines

Marin Art and Garden Center has been making headlines with the celebration of our 75th anniversary on August 3. Catch up with all the coverage here!

Marin Art and Garden Center celebrates 75th anniversary with focus on longevity

by Adrian Rodriguez

“The property’s rich history began in 1945, near the end of World War II, when it was founded by a group of women leaders of the local conservation movement. The property was kept from the grips of potential developers so that it could be preserved as a place to foster community through the arts and social gatherings.”

Marin IJ

The Marin Art and Garden Center Turns 75

by Sabrina Tuton-Filson

“Before lockdown, the 11 acre garden space was the site for concerts, seminars, art shows, plays, weddings, school outings, summer camps, memorials, business retreats and more. It has and always will be a place to hang out and enjoy nature — no matter what age.”

Marin Magazine

Marin Sanctuary Marks 75 Years of Arts and Gardens

by Charlie Swanson

“In light of the 75-year anniversary, [Executive Director Antonia Adezio] invites Marin residents to look at the Marin Art & Garden Center with new eyes and to revisit the distinctive and charming gardens and buildings that were designed by mid-century master architects such as Thomas Church.”

Pacific Sun

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IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center