Ways to Give

Ways to Give

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Clearwater Marine Aquarium and our mission to inspire the human spirit. It is your generous support that allows us to continue our work.

Winter's Path - Pavers

winters-path-paverA commemorative paver is an ideal way to leave a permanent mark for you, your family or in memory of a loved one. Each paver will be engraved with your name or the name of the person you wish to memorialize.

This legacy will help support our mission and your purchase is tax deductible.

Donate now for a paver in support of our expansion.

ZONE 8-10
12” x 12” paver $250.00 each
16” x 16” paver $500.00 each

Zones 1 and 4-7 are currently unavailable. Zones 8-10 are available.*

Planned Giving

planned-giving-400By making a planned gift, you become part of a dedicated group of people who understand the importance of our mission. There are many ways to support our programs through a variety of planned gifts, including listing us in your will, an annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy or an outright cash gift.

Please allow us to show our appreciation for your anticipated gift by informing us of your decision to include CMA in your estate.  To contact our planned giving office, please call Kelly Jordan, Chief Development Officer at 727 441-
1790 Ext. 269 or [email protected].

To notify us in writing, please write to:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Inc.
Attn: Kelly Jordan
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767

Boat Donations

Boat Donations

Donate your boat or vehicle to CMA and receive the maximum legal tax deductions.

Donate your boat or vehicle and receive the maximum legal tax deductions. Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with Action Donation Services®, who will process and maximize the value of every donation in order to benefit you the donor and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This easy, tax deductible process provides funds for our animal care and youth education programs.


Matching Gifts

matching-gifts-375x300Your business may offer a plan to match your personal contributions to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This will allow your gift to be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled.  When sending in your donation, simply send along your company’s signed matching gift form and we will do the rest.

If you have questions about donating matching gifts or other matters concerning charitable support, please contact the Development Office at [email protected] or 727-441-1790 Ext. 290.


Donor Bill of Rights: To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is proud to follow the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights. For more information, please contact Kelly Jordan, Chief Development Officer at 727-441-1790 Ext. 269 or [email protected].

Auction Requests

You can support Clearwater Marine Aquarium by including us in your auction events!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a community partner to many non-profit agencies or organizations looking to hold a fundraiser. CMA has the discretion to provide admission passes for approved organizations whose activities do not conflict with our mission or philosophies. Passes donated by CMA cannot be resold or given away.

Email your requests to [email protected].  Remember to attach all of your event information and include contact name, email, number, address, date of event and 501(C)(3) status.  Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.  No calls please.

Friends of CMA

Friends of CMA Annual Giving 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, inspire and educate people around the globe, and contribute to our community’s growth and development.

Gift In-Kind

kids group with donation items for animal wish listIf you are not able to provide cash donations but have access to critical in-kind products, donations
of any of the listed items would be a great help to our marine animals. We do need to ask that all donations be specific to those on our wish list, as the listed items are approved by our veterinarian and animal management staff.

For more information, please contact our Development Department at [email protected] or 727-441-1790 x 290.

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