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Philanthropic Gifts

Overview

For donors who want to make an additional gift beyond a membership, support can be designated to specific areas of interest. Examples include the “Harris Center Presents” program, arts education, or the day-to-day complexities of running a $50 million facility. Wherever you choose to give, your generosity will make a direct impact.

Close the Operation Gap

Ticket sales only cover a portion of the Harris Center’s expenses. Additional support comes from arts lovers like you. Unrestricted contributions are vital to bringing exciting touring performers to the area, providing affordable access for students and local artists, and keeping ticket prices reasonable.

Harris Center Let’s Go to the Show Community Access Program

Not all have fully realized the benefits of having a major performing arts center in their community. Let’s Go to the Show aims to remedy this by challenging barriers to participation among underserved residents in the region. Working with local and regional nonprofit and social service agencies, the program will provide tickets for our neighbors for free admission to Harris Center events.

Falcon’s Eye Theatre Shakespeare

The mission of FLC’s Theatre Arts Department is to provide the community with insightful theatre that brings new perspectives to your life and to your experiences through fascinating, thought-provoking storytelling that challenges your expectations.Funding for this program would allow an annual production of a play by William Shakespeare, each year representing one of 26 plays in the Shakespearean canon.

Harris Center “Exploring Theatre” Initiative

One missing element in the Harris Center’s current presenting program is theatre beyond popular musicals. This includes a diverse array of important artistry that ranges from traditional theatre to ensemble theatre work, and international offerings to more contemporary and experimental forms. Other components of the initiative may include connecting visiting practitioners in the field with FLC’s theatre studies programs through special residency activities and discounted tickets for students.

Folsom Lake College/Harris Center Arts Education

The Harris Center is committed to making the arts experience an accessible and inspirational part of the region. Financial support is essential to bring unique arts education programs available for all ages of arts lovers. Current arts education programs at the Harris Center are directed to youth and include the ClassActs! School Time Matinee Series, Summer Youth Arts Camps (dance, drama, visual arts, music voice, music production) and the Robert S. & Star Pepper Youth Chamber Orchestra. Future arts education program ideas include, the ability to integrate master classes and “Presents” shows into FLC’s visual and performing arts courses, continuing education courses for arts lovers and taking the arts into the local schools through a traveling Harris Center cooperative program.

Harris Center Presents

The performances we present - artists from across the disciplines and from around the world - enrich the cultural life of our region in immeasurable ways. Those who donate to the presenting program provide the opportunity for our Executive Director to enhance and add genres that may currently be under delivered due to lack of sufficient funding. These areas include dance, jazz, Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffery Siegel, the FLC Speakers Series and more.

Video Recording Equipment For “Live at the Harris Center”

Capturing live Harris Center performances for rebroadcast on cable television and on-demand streaming would substantially increase access, visibility, awareness and understanding of the Center and the artists appearing on its stages. It would also supply local artists with high quality videos of their performances that can be used for promotion and in grant applications, and provide local cable access channels with locally generated program content. The initial step to achieving this goal is the purchase and installation of in-house video equipment, including cameras, recording and editing systems.

For more information contact the Folsom Lake College Philanthropy Office: