Friends of Manatee Lagoon is offering a unique opportunity to purchase personalized engraved bricks that will become a permanent part of the environmental center’s landscape. This and other fundraising efforts support our mission to expand environmental education through future enhanced exhibits and experiential learning opportunities.
Buying a personalized brick is the perfect way to honor or memorialize someone special. A significant event or occasion can also be memorialized, such as a birth, graduation, wedding or retirement.
There are two different sizes of bricks to choose from: 4 x 8 ($150) and 8 x 8 ($300). You may personalize bricks with a custom message of your choice.
The custom bricks will be installed in the late spring/early summer of 2021 and donors will receive a notification via email when the install is complete. Please note, Manatee Lagoon's property is currently closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however we hope to reopen the property sometime next year.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Reminder: The CARES Act includes several temporary tax changes extended through 2021. Under this Act, cash donations of up to $300 for individuals and up to $600 for joint filers, made before December 31, 2021, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2022. The special deduction is designed especially for people who choose to take the standard deduction, rather than itemizing their deductions. Cash donations include those made by check, credit card or debit card.
Thank you for supporting our mission!
The first wave of commemorative bricks will be located on the southeast end of the Manatee Lagoon property next to the solar pavilions.
Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a tax exempt not for profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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