Support Marin Art and Garden Center

Marin Art and Garden Center is an independent non-profit organization that depends upon the generosity of individuals to maintain the beauty of our gardens and provide engaging programs for the entire community. You can become a supporter in many different ways—and join this thriving gathering place of inspiration, growth and celebration. Donations are tax deductible.

Donations to our Marin Garden Fund support all of the operating costs of Marin Art and Garden Center. Your support will help keep our gardens beautiful, maintain our historic buildings and grounds, and allow us to present programs and art exhibitions throughout the year.

Other ways to give

Marin Art and Garden Center gladly accepts donations of appreciated securities. 
 
If you are ready to make a stock gift, please provide the linked instructions to your financial advisor to assist in the transfer process.
 
You or your financial advisor can fill in the below information and send the following language to:

Charles Schwab & Co.
P.O. Box 982603
El Paso, TX 79998
FAX #: 1-877-824-3817

 

Dear Charles Schwab:

We/I would like to donate the following stock to the instructions below:

 

FROM account number
FROM registration
Stock
Symbol
Number of Shares
DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40
TO: Marin Art and Garden Center
Account #4852-8940

Once you have sent the transfer, please let us know! We are not given the donors’ information when your stock in transferred. Please email us or call our main office at 415-455-5260 to let us know you have made a gift of stock.

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 tod.thorpe@maringarden.org to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center