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™. Explore the different ways you can support us and our mission to be effective advocates for vital and vibrant oceans.

  1. Planned Giving

    Planned gifts and bequests are significant ways 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:

    Amy Whitehead
    Director of Individual Giving

  2. 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.

  3. 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: 603-577-4908
    Fax: 603-577-4959
    Aquarium DTC Number: 235
    Account Number: 300-79605

    When making a gift via a wire transfer, please contact the Development Office if you have any questions.

    All other questions, please contact:

    Jennifer Pires
    Manager of Development Operations

    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.

  4. Donate a Car, Boat, or RV

    The New England Aquarium and 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

  5. Donate Your Time

    Volunteers are a vital part of what makes the New England Aquarium so successful. Every year, more than 900 volunteers donate their time to the Aquarium. Become a volunteer today!