Harvest Dinner 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021
6 pm–9 pm
Stratford Garden at
Marin Art and Garden Center


Ticketing is now closed.

Even if you can’t join us for the dinner, shop our Online Silent Auction in advance of the Harvest Dinner! Open to all event registrants and the general public. All proceeds support Marin Art and Garden Center’s public programming.

Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year with an intimate dining experience under the stars. Dinner will feature a spectacular multi-course menu of locally sourced food, specially crafted by Sage Catering. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Marin Art and Garden Center’s public programming, including the Summer Concert Series, lectures, Studio exhibitions, family programming and garden workshops.


This year’s event will be hosted in accordance with the State of California’s Covid-19 guidelines. We are requiring all guests to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. We will not be verifying at the event and request guests submit a photo or scan of their CDC Covid-19 Vaccination Record card or equivalent digital copy (via the State of California Covid-19 Vaccination Record or other) in advance of the event. Please send your verification record to harvestdinner2021@maringarden.org. You will receive a confirmation of approval in advance of the Dinner. Thank you for your cooperation and support!




Sep 17 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260


Livermore Pavilion
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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