Office of Philanthropy
Thank you for your interest in supporting FLC's students. Due to our campus closure, our mail services are delayed. To ensure your donation is processed in a timely manner, please make your gift online. Please contact Michele Steiner at email@example.com with any questions.
The Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy, with the support of the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, works to enhance, promote and support Folsom Lake College and its centers through engaging employees, the community, alumni, emeriti, and friends. The office manages and supports all fundraising efforts for the college and Harris Center for the Arts.
The Folsom Lake College Development Council works to advance the future of FLC and the Harris Center through fundraising and advocacy. The Folsom Lake College Development Council raises funds through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.
Phil Braverman, Steering Committee Community Member
Bryan Byrd, Steering Committee CA Earthquake Authority
Dr. Anthony Retodo, Steering Committee Kaiser Permanente
Cyrus Abhar, City of Rancho Cordova
Elaine Anderson, City of Folsom
Craig Burnett, Community Member
Terry Carroll, Style Media Group
Harry Elliott, Elliott Homes Inc.
John Knight, LRCCD Trustee
Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Office of Education
Robert McGarvey, City of Rancho Cordova
Mick Neshek, Kikkoman Foods, Inc.
Don Pearson, Inductive Automation
Marlyn Pino-Jones, Community Member
Randy Ross, Mercy Folsom
Chris Thompson, Wells Fargo
Thank you for considering a gift to Folsom Lake College and the Harris Center for the Arts. Your support is an integral part of our students' success every year. We encourage you to make a gift to the area of FLC that is most meaningful to you. Choose the method that's right for you to make a tax-deductible contribution. Explore current giving opportunities.
- Learn about faculty and staff giving
- Apply for a Mini Grant
- Join, Renew or Update Emeriti Association Information
- If you would like to start a departmental fundraising program, please contact the Office of Philanthropy.
Please contact Michele Steiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 608-6643 with any questions. Thank you.
Folsom Lake College raises funds through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization serving all Los Rios community colleges (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City) and the Harris Center for the Arts. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent permissible under law. The fair market value of any benefits provided in return for a contribution may affect a portion of the gift which is the tax deductible. Donations should be made to "Los Rios Colleges Foundation." Federal Tax ID: 94-2506591.
Donor Relations Specialist
Los Rios Colleges Foundation
Los Rios Colleges Foundation
1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825
While many high school students struggled in the transition to online schooling, Amelia Warzecha saw an opportunity. She decided to make use of some of her extra time and take classes at Folsom Lake College, while still attending Ponderosa High School through the college's Advanced Education program.
What started out as just one online theater class, resulted in three associate degrees and counting – all before graduating high school.
"I just sort of started taking more classes and then after a while, my mom realized that, 'Oh, if you keep getting more classes, you can take AP classes – and together that can be enough credits for an AA degree,'" Warzecha says.
With this discovery, Warzecha looked back at the units she had already completed and realized that she had enough credits for associate degrees in Math and Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.
Warzecha has found her FLC professors to be very helpful and flexible. She also noticed that there was a lot more independence than she expected in the online community college classes she takes. While some of her high school teachers insist that college will be stricter, so far Warzecha has found that that usually is not the case. Instead, she finds there is less supervision and more trust that students will work on assignments responsibly and complete them on time.
One of the many things that Warzecha has enjoyed is when her high school classes and college courses intersect. Seeing the same or similar ideas taught in different ways is enjoyable and engaging. It gives another way of understanding course materials.
If enrolling in college courses feels overwhelming, Warzecha recommends starting with classes that seem interesting and then going from there.
"At first, I tried to pick classes at FLC that I knew would be easier," she says. "One time, I took a yoga class – a fun class. And then I took harder classes when I had more free time. I took a physics class over the summer when I had more time to put more effort into it."
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