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
    617-226-2143
    awhitehead@neaq.org

  2. Foundation Support

    As a nonprofit organization, the New England Aquarium relies upon foundation support to achieve our mission and program goals. From the critical marine conservation work of our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life to our nationally recognized environmental education programs to our iconic cultural institution on Boston’s waterfront, foundation support is critical to the Aquarium’s success.

    For more information about how your foundation can partner with the Aquarium, please contact:

    Tisha Stima
    Director, Institutional Giving
    617-973-0296
    tstima@neaq.org

  3. 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.

  4. 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
    Email: Matt.Williams@rbc.com
    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
    Director of Development Operations
    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!