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In Honor of / In Memory of


There are a number of different ways to celebrate your friends and loved ones and help The Marine Mammal Center at the same time!

However you wish to celebrate someone's life or accomplishments, we have options.


Gift in Honor

Commemorate or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, or to simply say thank you with a gift in honor of a loved one.

In return for your donation of $15 or more, we will mail a card to the honoree acknowledging the occasion and your thoughtful gift. You may also download a PDF form, which can be printed out and mailed to The Marine Mammal Center.

Please allow 7 days for processing.


Gift In Memory

Your uniquely personal and meaningful donation helps to ensure a healthy future for marine mammals and their environment, and in so doing, your gift will never stop giving. At a time of loss and sadness, it offers life and hope. When you make a donation of $15 or more in memory of someone dear to you, we'll send a letter acknowledging your thoughtful gift to the family or person you specify.

Complete our simple and secure Online Form or print out your own form via our PDF Form and mail it to the Center.

Please allow 7 days for processing.

Personalized Tiles

Create a lasting legacy with the purchase of a 'tile' in the Center's courtyard. Inspirational thoughts, thanks and memories from volunteers, sponsors and individuals like you, reveal a shared passion for marine life for all to see - they are a constant reminder to all visitors of the care and love that exists within The Marine Mammal Center and its conservation mission.

There are just 30 tiles left to purchase and each gift supports the life-saving work of The Marine Mammal Center.

  • 4 x 4 inch tile: $1000 per tile

Contact the Advancement Department at or call (415) 289-7335 for further inquiries.

Gift Membership!

For the Center and its patients, membership is one of the most important clubs on the planet! For your donation of $25 or more, you can give a friend or loved one membership at The Marine Mammal Center. Your honoree will receive all the benefits of membership including a 10% discount at our stores, our monthly e-newsletter (email needed), discounted Docent-led Tours, invitations to member-only events and more. A letter will be sent to the recipient with details about their membership and an acknowledgment of your gift. You may download a form and mail it to us, or use the online form.

View the Membership Comparison Chart to compare our six different levels of membership benefits and choose the right one for your gift recipient!

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Here you can find something for just about anyone, and they will be extra thrilled knowing that your gift helped save seals!




Adopt-a-Seal® today and see how your generous donation helps future marine mammal patients get a second chance at life! 

Each Adopt-a-Seal® represents thousands of patients that need The Marine Mammal Center's help. Your tax-deductible gift will help us buy fish and medicine for current and future patients. Donations also fund research into marine mammal diseases as well as help us educate the public about the importance of marine mammals and ocean health.

Click on any of our past patient pictures below to learn about and adopt your favorite (hint: the Adopt-a-Seal of the Month Club makes the perfect gift!)

You may also place your order by calling (415) 289-7339 or by printing out this form, completing the necessary fields and returning it with payment.



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