Circle Time in the Garden

Make mornings more fun and bring the kids to Circle Time in the Garden, with teachers from the Garden School!

Starting July 6, Circle Time will meet each Wednesday at 10 am on the Gazebo Lawn. Children ages 18 months to 7 years old and their caregivers are invited, to engage and play with other children in a semi-structured setting. Young children have missed so many opportunities for developing friendships, cooperative skills and just chances to play together, this program will support their growth in all these areas. Children will also build language development through songs and stories, and friendship-building skills through puppet shows, stories and group play opportunities.

Each class will start with songs, stories, and finger plays, followed by various activities both self-directed and adult facilitated, tailored to the different ages of the children.  We’ll make use of the beautiful natural setting here in the gardens with all that they have to offer, and wrap up at 11 am.

$10 per family, drop-ins welcome!




Jul 27 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260

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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