The New England Aquarium relies on support from individuals, corporations and foundations for the day-to-day care of our animals and facilities, and to fund our programs. These contributions also empower the Aquarium to continue our mission to build awareness of the need to live blue™.

To see the different ways you can support us and our mission, please click on one of the links below:

Planned Giving
Matching Gifts
Gifts of Stock
In-Kind Gifts
Donate A Car
Volunteering

Planned Giving

Planned gifts and bequests are a significant way to support the New England Aquarium’s future endeavors. There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift, and we are happy to work with you and your advisors regarding specific language for bequests or other planned gifts. Please consider leaving a legacy by remembering the Aquarium in your estate plans.

To explore opportunities for making a special or planned gift, please contact:

Suellen Peluso,
VP of Development
617-226-2160,
speluso@neaq.org

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Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs in which your employer will match funds you give to your favorite charity. Please consider maximizing your charitable donation with a match from your employer.

*Please note matching gift contributions and employee giving programs may not be eligible for Aquarium membership benefits.

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Gifts of Stock and Wire Transfers

Gifts of appreciated securities may increase the value of your gift and decrease the cost to you. You can take a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock gift. Benefits you enjoy when making your stock or securities contribution include:

  • Avoiding tax on the stock’s capital gain
  • Receiving an income tax deduction (federal and most states) for the full market value of your gift if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have held the assets for one year or longer

To make a gift of stock to the Aquarium, please provide your broker with the following information:

Tax ID #: 042-297-514
Brokerage Firm: RBC Wealth Management
Gift Account Contact: Matt Williams
Phone: 617-725-2025
Toll Free: 1-888-488-2025
Fax: 617-725-1777
Email: Matt.Williams@rbc.com
Aquarium DTC Number: 235
Account Number: 300-79605

 

When making a gift of stock, please notify the Development Office at 617-226-2134 or giving@neaq.org  in advance,  with the name of the stock and number of shares to be transferred to the Aquarium.

When making a gift via a wire transfer, please contact the Development Office at 617-226-2134 or giving@neaq.org for more information. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Pires
Supervisor of Donor Services and Stewardship
617-226-2134
jpires@neaq.org

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In-Kind Gifts

A gift in kind is a non-cash donation of goods or services for which you may or may not have an assigned monetary value. Examples of gifts in kind include furniture, supplies, equipment (computers, wetsuits, etc.), and donated services (consulting, pro-bono work, etc.) See our wish list for items we currently need. For more information about in-kind gifts, please contact:

Jennifer Pires
Supervisor of Donor Services and Stewardship
617-226-2134
jpires@neaq.org

Some or all of the fair-market value of your in-kind gifts may be tax deductible. We encourage you to seek the advice of a tax professional to ensure the tax deductibility of your gifts.

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Donate a Car, Boat or RV

The New England Aquarium and donateacar.com have partnered to give you the ability to donate a used car, boat, RV or other vehicle as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. For more information please go to www.donateacar.com.

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Donate Your Time

Volunteers are a vital part of what makes the New England Aquarium so successful. Every year, over 900 volunteers donate their time to the aquarium. To learn more about volunteer opportunities click here.

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