Anchor Society Levels & Benefits

Since 2005 Georgia Aquarium has become a landmark institution in various fields thanks to significant gifts from individuals who understand the importance of the work that Georgia Aquarium does. Charitable gifts to Georgia Aquarium help to build and sustain crucial research, K-12 educational programming, and global work surrounding conservation and responsibility. Ranging from $750 and above, these contributions keep Georgia Aquarium on the forefront of innovative research and global impact.

Your membership is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law; please consult your tax advisor.

For questions and more information on the Aquarium’s Anchor Society, call 404.581.4136, or click here.

All Anchor Society

$750 - $999

all Anchor Society members receive:

  • Recognition in Georgia Aquarium Annual Report
  • Up to 6 Membership Cards
  • Private Behind the Seas Tour at Georgia Aquarium for a party of up to 6
  • Parking Card
  • Invitations to Aquarium Special Events

Pearl

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Additional private Behind the Seas Tour at Georgia Aquarium for a part of up to 6 (total of two per year)

Bronze

$2,500 - $4,999

  • 1 Animal Encounter for a party of up to 6 (Sea Otter, Dolphin, Seal, or Penguin)

Silver

$5,000 - $7,499

  • Swim or Dive for 2 in Ocean Voyager built by The Home Depot

Gold

$7,500 - $9,999

  • Private Gallery Tour with Georgia Aquarium aquarist

Platinum

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Recognition as a sponsor of Veterans Immersion Program (VIP) Dive, Research project or Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) Class

Diamond

$25,000+

  • Private Gallery Dinner for 10

Anchor Society donors may choose to support three distinct areas of Georgia Aquarium's Annual Fund:

  • RESEARCH & CONSERVATION

    Expand awareness through collaborative conservation and research efforts. The Aquarium’s research and conservation projects increase our understanding of the world’s oceans.

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  • MILITARY SALUTE

    Engage our community through partnerships that provide wounded veterans or their families with a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience through our Military Salute Program.

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  • SPONSORED EDUCATION ADMISSION

    Inspire wonder for 75,000 children from Title I schools who would not otherwise have the chance to visit the Aquarium through our SEA program.

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More Ways You Can Help

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Tribute

In Honor or in Tribute of a Loved One

Tribute

In Honor or in Tribute of a Loved One

Tribute gifts can be made in honor of special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. Your gift will support our efforts to fulfill our mission by educating students and guests to promote worldwide conservation of aquatic biodiversity.

Upon receipt of your gift, an acknowledgment of your contribution is immediately issued to the designated recipient. And as with all gifts, we will acknowledge the donor with a thank-you letter containing the appropriate tax language.

Donors of $1,500 or more can choose to have their loved one permanently listed on our memorial wall. These gifts perpetuate the memory of the individual’s life and work and translate into a legacy for future generations.

To speak with someone about making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone, please contact Georgia Aquarium Foundation at development@georgiaaquarium.org or call 404.581.4136.

Endure

Planned Giving

Endure

Planned Giving

Individuals who establish planned gifts including Georgia Aquarium as a beneficiary become members of the esteemed Legacy Society, designed to recognize donors who have chosen to help assure that Georgia Aquarium remains at the forefront of aquarium experiences worldwide for years to come.

Planned gifts typically meet tax and investment planning needs of individuals while providing a future gift to help ensure the long-term support of Georgia Aquarium and our mission “to be an entertaining, educational, and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging guest experiences, and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.”

For information or help with charitable bequests, gifts of stock, or other estate planning vehicles, please contact Georgia Aquarium Foundation at development@georgiaaquarium.org or 404.581.4136.

Drive

Get an Aquarium License Plate

Drive

Get an Aquarium License Plate

Support our Research & Conservation efforts starting today by purchasing your tag from the Georgia Department of Revenue. Upon purchasing your tag through your local tag office, your tag will be mailed directly to you within 7-10 days. To learn more please visit the Georgia Department of Revenue website.

You do not need to wait until your birthday to apply for a plate! Your registration and annual ad valorem will not be affected by applying before or after your birthday. The manufacturing fee is $25 per vehicle. If you currently have a specialty plate or vanity plate, your new Georgia Aquarium license plate will replace it.

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Attend

Fundraising Events

Attend

Fundraising Events

Throughout the year, Georgia Aquarium hosts many events that benefit our Research & Conservation efforts, our Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program or our Military Salute Program.

Events include Aqua Vino, Fish & Chips Golf Tournament, Red, White & Brew, Science on Tap, and the Black and White New Year’s Celebration. Keep an eye on our event calendar to learn more.

 

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