Read all about the 2023 

event in the Pacific Sun!

Proceeds from this year’s Edible Garden will: Keep our gardens beautiful and free – Maintain our historic buildings – Enhance care for younger students at the Garden School with updated supplies – Establish a new Edible Garden for the preschool so children experience and learn from 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.

A round of applause for our 2023 participating restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries:

We are deeply grateful to our sponsors:

Kjerstin and Michael Ackerman


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

Edible Garden Event Committee

Honorary Chair

Diane Doodha

Alex Hudson

Andy Evans

Ann Kauffman

Chris Feibusch

Ellin Purdom

Heather Potts

Laura Dewar

Margot Edde

Marisa Fiscella

Nina Barry

Rinda Bishop

Robert Beadle

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