Friends of CMA

Friends of CMA

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Friends of CMA

The FRIENDS OF CMA program celebrates donors who are committed to supporting our marine life mission, our facility growth, and our global outreach. Donor’s loyalty and generosity will help to support and sustain our mission, to care for our animal residents, to inspire and educate people around the globe, and to contribute to our community’s growth and development.

  • Ideal for individuals wishing to contribute to the day-to-day operations at CMA.
  • Make a recurring donation online to CMA’s annual giving program and become a Friend of CMA.
  • Recurring donations help provide a consistent source of funding to support ongoing operations at CMA, including animal care; education; research & conservation; rescue, rehabilitation, & release; inspiration; and expansion.
  • Includes Annual Pass (based on level of giving).
  • Enjoy access to special opportunities that allow you to see your contribution at work, such as guided tours and Friends of CMA events.

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Download the Friends of CMA – Annual Giving brochure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my gift 100% tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is 100% tax deductible.  The benefits provided by the Friends of CMA program are offered complimentary as a stewardship measure to thank our donors and connect you closer to CMA.  No tangible goods are received in exchange for your donation therefore, the entirety of your gift is tax-deductible.

What is the difference between a Friend of CMA and an Annual Passholder?

Friends of CMA is an annual giving program that is ideal for individuals who wish to contribute annually toward helping to sustain CMA daily operations and support our expansion.  Friends of CMA offers donors the opportunity to become more involved with CMA’s mission.  An annual passholder is a purchaser of an individual digital pass that allows them unlimited admission and special discounts for one-year (to learn more visit seewinter.com/annualpass).  As a Friend of CMA, you will receive complimentary annual passes (# based on level of giving).

How can I contribute to Friends of CMA?

Sign up online here or Contact Cathy Glaser by calling (727) 441-1790 ext. 271 or emailing [email protected]

Do Friends of CMA receive free parking?

Contributing donors who join at the $500 level and above receive free garage parking in addition to basic program benefits. 2 Free Parking Cards will be issued to the donor’s household. The Free Parking Card MUST be present at the time of admission to CMA. While other donor levels do not include free garage parking benefits, the annual pass you receive provides a 50% discount on garage parking.

How do I schedule my VIP Tour of CMA?

Please provide a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice for scheduling of any VIP/behind the scenes tours, contact Cathy Glaser at 727-441-1790 Ext 271 for all scheduling needs and/or questions. For additional activities, such as boat tours, animal encounters, etc. please contact Reservations at 727-441-1790 Ext 0.

How do I complete my paver order if I have donated at the $1,000 or $2,500+ level?

Please review the paver information on our website here.  When you are ready to place your paver order send an email to [email protected] or call Cathy Glaser at 727-441-1790 ext. 271. Once the paver order is completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your completed paver order and its location. During expansion, some zones will be unavailable.

Whom should I contact if I have any questions about the Friends of CMA program?

Please contact Cathy Glaser, Annual Fund Assistant, by calling (727)441-1790 ext. 271 or emailing [email protected]

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