Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will make a difference.

An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising the Aquarium for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to the Aquarium in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at the Aquarium thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Eric Weis at 831.648.4877 or lastinglegacy@mbayaq.org 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 Foundation
Address: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Federal tax ID number: 94-2487469

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