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Fresno Aquarium

designed by Fresno’s own
world-renowned architect
Arthur Dyson, FAIA
is being built on our 10 acres along Hwy 99
overlooking the San Joaquin River

Fire Hydrant
Pipe T
Fire Hydrant
Children Experience the Ocean

Your tax-deductible support is urgently needed to build our very first building!

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Dec 28

From the Ground Up

December 28, 2012 - Have you ever heard of a CMU? A Concrete Masonry Unit is a block that can be lifted by an individual and easily placed to become a part of a much larger wall of a building. Regular blocks are only $100 and large blocks are $200.

We thought this was a great way for you to put your name, your family's name and your company's name on the physical Fresno Aquarium! After all, our success to this point has come from the generosity of individuals - lifting what each can handle and adding their part to the project one piece at a time. And your donation is fully tax-deductible!

So, what do you get for buying a concrete block?

All From the Ground Up concrete block contributors receive:

  • Your name or names 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.

Oh and don't forget - there's your tax deduction!

Buy a block now here 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

Whether you are able to donate one concrete block or many, know that your tax-deductible support is working to better the quality of life here in California's central San Joaquin Valley. Your generosity will build the foundation that will bring delight to tens of thousands each year long into the future and will help to educate generations of Fresno Aquarium visitors about the importance of conserving our Water Planet for the sake of all life on Earth.