Memorials and Tributes

If you have a loved one with a passion for the ocean, a memorial or tribute gift to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a meaningful way to honor your friend or family member, and your gift will make a difference for the ocean.

The mission of the nonprofit the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Couple SmilingWhen Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising the Aquarium for its tireless efforts to better his community. To honor him, Sarah decided to make a gift to the Aquarium in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at the Aquarium thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Learn How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Eric Weis at 831-648-4877 or for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the Aquarium.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to the Aquarium through your estate, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.

Legal Name: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Address: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2487469