Edible Garden is an outdoor Culinary Festival celebrating community, food and wine in Marin and the greater Bay Area.

Taking place on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 5 to 8pm, it will be an evening to remember.

Join other local chefs and wineries that will be partnering with Marin Art and Garden Center to be part of the best the Bay Area has to offer for a magical night in the Garden.

As an Edible Garden Featured Chef, Restaurant or Winery, you will have the opportunity to not only showcase your signature dish or wine to approx. 200 guests, but also to publicize your partnership to the Marin Art and Garden through our eblasts, websites, advertising, social media, signage, collateral, and public relations.

As a Featured Chef, Restaurant or Winery, you will receive:

  • Logo and link to your website on eblasts
  • Logo and link to your website on the event website
  • Social media promotion
  • Logo on printed Banner and Collateral
  • Logo in the Program
  • Exposure of your signature dish or wine to approx. 200 guests
  • Two 6’ tables
  • You can promote your business at your table and have brochures/business cards

The Marin Art and Garden Center is requesting:

  • For Restaurants & Chefs:
    • Donate a tasting (appetizer or small plate) to serve about 200 people. This is a way to showcase your signature dish to the Marin community and promote your business.                                               
    • If you would like to provide your food at the beginning, you only have to be there from 5-7pm (ready at 4:30pm); if you want to be at one of the tables in our main outdoor dining area and provide a heartier tasting, you would be there from 6-8pm (ready at 5:30pm).                                        
    • If you can’t send someone to serve your food at a table or as a passed appetizer, we can have staff/volunteers do that if you can drop off your food that day.
  • As a Featured Winery
    • Donate wine tastings to serve approx. 200 people. We will provide the wine glasses. If you can’t send someone, we can have our staff serve it if you can drop off your alcohol ahead of time

Ready to join us?

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If you have any questions about participating as Edible Garden Featured Chef, Restaurant or Winery, please contact Director of Events Iris Lax at 415.577.2787 

Share your logo with us! Please upload a high-resolution image (jpg or png) to Dropbox.

Share your logo with us! Please upload a high-resolution image (jpg or png) to Dropbox.

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