Thanks to volunteer Tom who is an expert in planned giving, for helping the California State Summer School Arts Foundation (www.csssaf.org) set up long-term funding opportunities. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, planned giving is an significant way for nonprofits to raise funds, as well as for individuals to leave a legacy in their community. But many nonprofits struggle to set up planned giving programs because they require some legal investment and often don’t see any financial benefits for many years.
Each summer, CSSSA provides with an intensive learning experience of the visual, literary, performing and media arts to a select number of California high school students. The summer school is conducted by distinguished arts professionals, designed to enhance the students’ artistic skills and to develop their understanding as individuals of their potential for growth as creative artists.
Thanks to the great staff at the CSSSA Foundation and JRP volunteer Tom, CSSSA has already received a commitment for a bequest of $100,000! More commitments will be made as the new planned giving program is implemented. This will create a long-term funding stream for the foundation, allowing more California high school students to receive arts education and supporting the entertainment and artistic communities of California.