Virtual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser Honoring Diane Doodha

Join us for a wonderful night in! Our annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser continues virtually with special guests, tributes and surprises.

Although we usually spend this evening gathered under the oaks at our Livermore Pavilion, we look forward to joining together online to celebrate this beautiful green oasis.

The support of our community has been critical during this time, and we hope your  as we look to raise more funds to support our gardens, grounds and programs. So grab your favorite drink, open up your computer and sit back with your homemade dinner (or order our special meal from Insalata’s!) and get ready to have a little weekday evening fun with us!

When: Wednesday, September 9th, 6-7pm

Where: YouTube Live—all registrants will receive the link prior to the event

This event is free to attend!

Additional event options

Wine basket—$60
A beautiful bottle of red or white wine and some delicious snacks to go along with it, delivered to your door prior to the event! (Local attendees only).

Dinner from Insalata’s—$50 per person
Order in advance and pick up from Marin Art and Garden Center on September 9th for a hassle-free and delicious dinner option.

Special Harvest Dinner Menu
Fattoush Salad

Grilled Salmon with Heirloom Tomato Olive Caper Relish


Eggplant Tofu Napoleon (vegetarian)
Quinoa Tabbuleh
Mixed Bean, Fennel, Corn, Dill and Preserved Lemon Melange

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons




Sep 09 2020


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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