From where you sit, you can see your investment in the Harris Center for the Arts (HCA) directly and immediately. Your support makes it possible for us to bring great artists from around the world to our community, provide a home for our region’s artists and arts organizations, and nurture the development of our artists of the future. Thank you!
Although a gift of cash to the Harris Center for the Arts is always welcomed, there are many other forms of giving. Charitable investing, or planned giving, which is tailored to meet your financial needs, can give you the opportunity to ensure the Center’s future in a way that will benefit you and the Harris Center for the Arts.
Planned gifts are usually deferred, meaning they are arranged now and fulfilled later. Some of the most common ways to prepare a planned gift is to make the Harris Center the partial or full beneficiary of a:
- Life insurance plan
- Retirement plan
- Charitable gift annuity
Such gifts require careful consideration and planning as a part of your overall estate plan. Because of the size and potential impact of these gifts, they usually include legal documents. Consultation with your professional advisors is encouraged before making your gift. The Foundation is available to work with you and your attorney to assure that your gift intention is properly structured to make an impact that is meaningful to you.
The Cimaroli Society
The Cimaroli Society is named in honor of long time Folsom residents and philanthropists Sevy and Neva Cimaroli. The Cimarolis established a legacy of giving in our community, with major financial gifts spanning three decades to many deserving organizations in and around the city of Folsom. The husband and wife of more than 60 years were exceptionally generous in their donations to Folsom Lake College, proving to be a singular force in enhancing the emerging campus.
The Cimarolis were major supporters of the Folsom Lake College Foundation since its launch in 1999. Neva served on the FLC Foundation board for eight years and as board chair for three. They are the single largest donors to Folsom Lake College, as well as the second largest individual donors to the Los Rios Community College District, which serves more than 77,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Their largest contribution was to the Capital and Endowment Campaign, the Foundation’s lead effort to build Three Stages at Folsom Lake College (renamed the Harris Center for the Arts), an 80,000 square foot, $50 million performing arts center. The Harris Center serves our students as an instructional center, and is a community jewel, bringing performing arts to an underserved region with more than 400 performance space uses a year and more than 150,000 visitors. The Cimaroli Society will continue the exemplary standard set by Mr. and Mrs. Cimaroli, and assist others who are passionate about this remarkable facility in supporting it for years to come.
Benefits of planned giving include:
- Recognition as a Cimaroli Society member
- Special invitations to FLC Foundation and Cimaroli Society events
- Ensuring a lasting legacy for future generations