When You Give, We Give Back
Your philanthropic gift makes an impact at Folsom Lake College and the Harris Center for the Arts. Giving to the Office of Philanthropy is about connecting our donor's areas of interest to key initiatives of college and community life, whether your philanthropic interest is funding student scholarships, providing resources for the Innovation Center Makerspace, helping our veterans receive an education, supporting our student-athletes, or advocating for arts education. Your gift will benefit students, faculty, and the community, not only at this moment in time, but will also have a lasting impact into the future.
Give to Folsom Lake College
Folsom Lake College has quickly emerged as a growing, vibrant, and dynamic educational institution that is closely tied to its local communities. With your help, we can provide financial support and unique learning opportunities to our diverse student body.
For those generous donors who give a minimum gift of $1,000 annually, you will receive membership in the President's Circle. As a member, you will become part of the campus community and receive invitations to campus events, including the annual donor reception, opportunities to interact with the college president and key faculty members, and public acknowledgment of your support.
A scholarship can immediately impact students, giving them a chance, or sometimes a second chance, to pursue their education. And the effects of that gift – investing in our future leaders – last a lifetime. Think about all of the costs that go along with tuition and fees: transportation, textbooks, housing, and grocery bills. If you multiply that by two years, it’s understandable why a student feels like they have no choice but to drop out, even if they’re getting help from their college to cover tuition. Rather than swimming in thousands of dollars of debt, a scholarship could be the ticket to keep a student on the path to graduation.
Contribute to the Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy Scholarship Fund and your gift will support the program which awards as many scholarships as the yearly fund balance allows. If you would prefer to name or endow a scholarship, Office of Philanthropy staff will work you to achieve the most desirable result for FLC students and the donor. Your gift is a lasting legacy for a student’s future.
A healthy Annual Fund is the cornerstone of Folsom Lake College’s success. The Annual Fund raises unrestricted dollars which are extremely important because so many needs cannot be anticipated and do not fall within specific categories. Annual Fund contributions provide the Office of Philanthropy and college president with crucial, flexible funding to enrich student life, respond to emerging opportunities, and fund the Office of Philanthropy’s operations.
These gifts — no matter the size — make a real impact. Your philanthropic support of the Annual Fund today will continue to build and sustain Folsom Lake College’s growth for years to come.
College athletics help build important life and job skills, including teamwork and collaboration, critical thinking, professionalism and discipline, communication, and leadership.
Intercollegiate athletics promotes the success of all students, by encouraging first generation and underrepresented student groups to enroll in college and earn their degrees. Their involvement gives them a sense of connection to the community, which will in turn build future civic leaders who invest in and build local businesses.
With your help, FLC Athletics can continue to develop outstanding facilities, travel safely to and from games, and ensure athletes have the proper equipment needed to stay competitive. Ultimately, these gifts will provide all student-athletes with the resources they need to excel in competition and in the classroom.
FLC’s Innovation Center Makerspace is a comprehensive instructional innovation and technology development incubator, which expands FLC’s capacity to offer interdisciplinary curriculum and programs. It provides students, faculty, and staff with access to hands-on, state of the art prototyping technologies. Innovation Center Makerspace programs and resources enable students from all disciplines to tackle open-ended, real world challenges, preparing them for careers involving leading edge ingenuity and invention, and helping them to become more competitive in a rapidly changing job market.
The Innovation Center Makerspace functions as a catalyst for creativity, enabling the college to cultivate deeper relationships with local businesses, K-12 partners, transfer institutions, and the community, which solidifies FLC’s reputation as a regional leader in STEAM/STEM education.
Folsom Lake College relies more than ever on partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who share a commitment to ensuring that students from all walks of life continue to have access to an affordable, high-quality college education.
The President’s Fund at Folsom Lake College enables the college president to disburse funds quickly to support new initiatives, as well as underfunded programs and services that keep our campus on the cutting edge of education.
Examples of areas supported include:
- Academic programs
- Student enrichment and leadership development opportunities
- Faculty and staff professional development and recognition
- Alumni and community outreach
Folsom Lake College students can now benefit from both the Rancho Cordova Promise and Los Rios Promise programs. The Rancho Cordova Promise program launched in 2017 by Folsom Lake College and the City of Rancho Cordova. Rancho Cordova residents who graduate from high school are eligible to attend their first year of Folsom Lake College fee-free. With the addition of the Los Rios Promise program in 2018, now all first-time, full-time students have their first year of tuition paid for. This allowed the Rancho Cordova Promise funding to now pay for textbooks, supplies, and some additional fees during that crucial first year, making it nearly 100% fee-free.
The Office of Philanthropy hopes to continue both programs in the future with additional support and matching gifts from corporate and individual donors.
Folsom Lake College is grateful for the contributions made by members of the United States armed forces, both at home and abroad. We are honored to offer a student-centered college education to our veterans and their families.
FLC's Veterans Success Center provides a sense of community among those who have served in any branch of the military. Like any other student at the college, returning service members will need our respect and support. This includes consideration of their unique circumstances and experiences. In particular, the need for faculty and staff who are fully prepared to help them through the complexities of admission, registration, and the return to an academic setting. If working on campus, they will also need employers willing to be patient as they wrestle to regain the skills they once knew.
Philanthropic support for the Veteran’s Success Center is crucial to ensuring veterans have the resources they need to transition successfully from military to student life, and beyond.
Give to the Harris Center for the Arts
Your philanthropic gift brings the best performances to our region and provides vital support for arts education in our communities. See below for more information on giving opportunities.