Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider becoming a sponsor for Edible Garden—the most important fundraising effort of the year supporting Marin Art and Garden Center.

The deadline for sponsors to appear on the invitation is August 30.

Proceeds from Edible Garden will: Keep our gardens beautiful and free; Maintain our historic buildings; Update Garden School supplies that will enhance the ability to offer care for younger students; Establish a new Edible Garden for the preschool which will provide the children with real life lessons and experiences growing plants and flowers from seed; Fund the Garden School Scholarship Program; Allow us to broaden and expand programs and art exhibitions throughout the year for all.

Any tickets remaining after sponsorship commitments will be released on September 1.

Celebration

$15,000

  • 2 tables of 8, premiere location
  • Full page inside cover program mention
  • Full slide on-screen message
  • 16 tickets to Summer Concert Series
  • Leadership Circle membership
  • Logo & name on invitation
  • Logo & name on front gate banner
  • Logo & name on website with link
  • VIP gift bags
  • Signage on tables
  • Verbal recognition from stage
  • 2 first in/out Valet passes
  • Wine & Pellegrino on tables
  • Recognition with Media Sponsors
  • Tour of the Center with Garden Manager Michael Bogart
  • Personal home garden design consultation with Michael Bogart

Inspiration

$10,000

  • 1 table of 8, premiere location
  • Full page program mention
  • Half slide on-screen message
  • 12 tickets to Summer Concert Series
  • Leadership Circle membership
  • Logo & name on invitation
  • Logo & name on front gate banner
  • Logo & name on website with link
  • VIP gift bags
  • Signage on tables
  • Verbal recognition from stage
  • 1 first in/out Valet pass
  • Wine & Pellegrino on tables
  • Recognition with Media Sponsors
  • Tour of the Center with Garden Manager Michael Bogart

Tenacity

$7,000

  • 1 table of 8, prime location
  • Half page program mention
  • 1/3 slide on-screen message
  • Leadership Circle membership
  • Logo & name on invitation
  • Logo & name on front gate banner
  • Logo & name on website with link
  • Gift bags
  • Signage on tables

Honor

$5,000

  • 6 VIP seats, blended table in preferred location
  • Quarter page program mention
  • Quarter slide on-screen message
  • Leadership Circle membership
  • Name on invitation
  • Logo &/or name on front gate banner
  • Name on website with link
  • Gift bags

Sharing

$2,500

  • 4 VIP seats, blended table in preferred location
  • Name/wordmark in program
  • Name/wordmark slide on-screen message
  • Leadership Circle membership
  • Name on invitation

Wonder

$1,500

  • 2 VIP seats, blended table in preferred location
  • Name/wordmark in program
  • Name/wordmark slide on-screen message
  • Leadership Circle membership
  • Name on invitation

Thank you to our sponsors:

Kjerstin and Michael Ackerman

The ALLEN-HUGHES Family

Nina & Piers Barry

Lauren & Andrew Baumgartner

Robert H. Beadle

Christine & Peter Berg

Rinda & Bill Bishop

Sally Buehler & Harris Simmonds, MD

Teta Collins

Sisi & Bert Damner

Dudley & Michael Del Balso

Laura & Benjamin Dewar

Jeri Dexter

Robin Donoghue

Diane & Frank Doodha

Stephanie Douglass

Margot & Michael Edde

Stephanie & Andy Evans

Jessica Fairchild & Kai Broms

Christine & Robert Feibusch

Marisa & John Fiscella

                  Ashley & Mathew Frazer                                             ABW Medical

Allison & Dave Friedberg

Ashley & Nick Ghirardelli

Alexandra & Nicholas Hudson

Ann & James Kauffman

Mia Mitchel Ludlow & Jeff Ludlow

Candy & Robin MacNaughton

Robin & Bob Mayer

Lexie & Brian McCarthy

Suzanne & Robert Mellor

Theresa Nelson & Associates

Jan & Thomas Ross Perry

Heather & Matthew Potts

Ellin & Ned Purdom

Emily & Kyle Ramsay

Andrea Schultz – Bon Air Greenbrae

Pamela Scott

Elizabeth & Tommy Smithburg

June & John Sullivan

Kelly & Kurt Wilms

Phyllis M. Wright

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