UC Marin Master Gardeners Opportunity Fund: Providing for the Future
The UC Marin Master Gardeners Opportunity Fund enables Master Gardeners and the public to donate to the long-term financial health and vitality of the UC Marin Master Gardener program.
The UC Marin Master Gardeners Opportunity Fund is a long-term endowment fund, invested under the policies of the Regents of the University of California, that provides annual contributions to our operating budget. It is a way of securing the future for UC Marin Master Gardener programs, earning income to support key needs and to cover shortfalls in the case of unforeseen events, such as the cancellation of our fundraising plant sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to generous donations, the fund increases when Marin Master Gardeners generate excess annual operating funds from plant sales, workshops and other careful stewardship. Because Master Gardeners are so resourceful in managing project budgets, annual revenues may exceed expenses. These excess funds may be transferred to the Opportunity Fund, increasing the principle. Donations and excess operating funds both contribute to the Opportunity Fund.
As of July 2023, the balance in the UC MMG Opportunity Fund is $152,961.72.
UC Master Gardeners and the public are invited to make a tax-deductible contribution.
Please send gifts (Make checks to "UC Regents") to:
UCCE Marin Master Gardeners Opportunity Fund
Attn: David Lewis
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150B
Novato, CA 94947
With much gratitude to all who have
supported and contributed to the Opportunity Fund, including: