Put Your Name on a Concrete Block!

  • Your name, your family's name or your company's name will appear immediately on our website's
    Capital Campaign Contributors list.
  • Your own From the Ground Up certificate will be mailed to your home or office to commemorate your contribution.
  • Your name or names will appear on a permanent wall display to be installed at the entrance to the new Fresno Aquarium’s behind-the-scenes tour with name positioning commensurate with giving level.

Please select your block size on the form below (select your quantity at check-out), then enter your name or names exactly as they should appear on your certificate, on our website and on the future wall display. (To donate a block or blocks commemorating a Special Occasion, in Honor or in Memory of someone, enter their name or names and any other wording under Name(s) below.) When completed, click Add to Cart.


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Campaign Goal: $730,000

From the Ground Up - Now that donations have enabled us to complete preliminary ✔design and ✔engineering work for our life support basement, you, your family and your company can now become part of the physical building that will be used to house the life support systems, lab and quarantine tanks for the entire Phase One Fresno Aquarium. The Fresno Aquarium life support basement will be a stand-alone, usable Aquarium facility while funds are raised to continue construction of the expansion areas above it.

We are now selling concrete blocks needed to build the life support basement at $100 each for the regular size (16"x8"x8") and $200 each for the large (16"x16"x8"). See the form above.

Let’s roll up our sleeves, put on our hard hats and get it built!

Every block makes a difference.

If you would like to find out how you can host a "Block Party," please contact us.

Campaign Leadership levels include $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 multi-block donors as well as higher CIRCLE OF INVESTORS sponsorship levels. Every block with a name on it is bringing us that much closer to starting construction of the nonprofit Fresno Aquarium on our property along the San Joaquin River adjacent to Highway 99. Generous multiple block donors and sponsors will allow us to start even sooner!

Donate using the convenient & secure PayPal form above or save our nonprofit the PayPal fees by simply mailing your check payable to Fresno Aquarium (write From the Ground Up on your memo line) to:

Aquarius Aquarium Institute
5541 Columbia Drive North
Fresno, CA 93727

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Aquarius Aquarium Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity supported by grants and contributions from individuals, corporate sponsorships, charitable foundations, trusts and government sources. For information on exhibit sponsorships and planned estate giving, please click here.

To make a secure donation or become an Annual Charter Member with your VISA or MasterCard click on the donate button below your desired level and you will be taken to our PayPal page.

Please Note: A PayPal account is not required to donate. If you have any trouble, we are always happy to accept your donation by phone: (559) 490-3474

Friends of the Fresno Aquarium

(direct donations other than memberships) These donations go directly into the building fund for the Fresno Aquarium project and are fully tax deductible since no benefits are offered in exchange. For Honorary or Memorial Gifts, please include name or names in Special Instructions found on second page after entering your payment information.

Charter Members

Starting at only $100 per year for an entire household ($25 for a Single Student), Aquarius Aquarium institute Charter Members sustain the ongoing operations of the organization and are vital to our success. Join us today and be a part of the exciting grassroots process to build the Fresno Aquarium!

Annual Charter Member Giving Levels

All levels listed below (except Single Student) are family memberships and include adult(s) and children sharing the same address. For gift memberships, please include name or names in Special Instructions found on second page after entering your payment information.

Annual Charter Member Dinner

To see Annual Charter Member definition & benefits by giving level click here. Higher level donors and in-kind contributors enjoy even more benefits and privileges.

$25 - Single Student (w/ valid school i.d. number)

 

Annual Charter Membership - $100 Member Level

 

Annual Charter Membership - $250 Donor Level
(includes 2 fully-transferrable guest invitations)

 

Annual Charter Membership - $500 Contributor Level
(includes 4 fully-transferrable guest invitations)

 

Annual Charter Membership - $1000 Patron Level
(includes 8 fully-transferrable guest invitations)

To save our nonprofit credit card fees, you may also mail a check for your Charter Membership to:

Aquarius Aquarium Institute
5541 Columbia Drive North
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 490-FISH (3474)