Support the Center!
Sunset Community and Cultural Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. With your financial support, you can help to fulfill and maintain the vision of a thriving performing arts center in this community. Your gift to the Sunset Center is a gift to the whole community!
With your financial support, you can help to fulfill and sustain the vision of a thriving non-profit performing arts and community cultural center. Every gift makes a difference, and specific opportunities exist at every giving level. Over 2,000 individuals, families, businesses and foundations have joined the Sunset Center’s family of donors. Please click on the following topics to learn more about the different ways you can support the Sunset Center as an individual, or simply donate online now!
Monthly giving on the Spotlight Plan makes giving to the non-profit Sunset Community and Cultural Center easy, efficient and green! For as little as $10 a month, your gift will support the Center’s mission to provide a vast variety of world-class entertainment, a robust arts-in-education program for local schools and an inviting community gathering space.
1. Your monthly contribution will be automatically charged to your credit card each month making giving to Sunset Center as easy as possible.
2. Monthly giving provides a reliable stream of income each month allowing Sunset Center to focus on bringing great entertainment and events you can look forward to.
3. It’s environmentally friendly! Sunset Center uses e-communications whenever possible. Feel good about the environment AND Sunset Center by helping to reduce paper waste, cost of paper, printing and postage.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Consider celebrating the life of a loved one you have lost, but certainly not forgotten, with a memorial gift to the Sunset Center. Whether they were a life-long resident of the Monterey Peninsula, an arts lover, or a supporter of the Center during their lifetime, making a memorial gift to the Center can be an excellent tribute to their life. Gifts can also be made in honor of someone – a special anniversary, birthday or other special occasion. To make an honor or memorial gift or for additional information please call our Development Department at 831.620.2040.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
If you are interested in any type of planned giving naming Sunset Center, please consult your lawyer or tax attorney for information, instructions and assistance and to notify them of your wish to leave a gift to the Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. Your bequest may be in any form, such as a sum of money, an asset, or an investment.
Let us thank you
Sample wording to make a general bequest in support of the Sunset Center is:
For more information about questions, please contact our Development Department at 831-620-2053. Thank you for considering making this special commitment.
Note: Planned giving options should be made in consultation with your lawyer.
Employer Matched Giving
More than 1,000 companies and foundations in the United States currently match their employees' gifts to non-profit organizations such as Sunset Center. Under a corporate matching gift program, cash gifts, or gifts of volunteer time from a company's eligible employees, are matched with company or corporate foundation funds. It all adds up to a great way to increase your contributions and receive more benefits at no additional cost to you!
Double the impact of your gift! If your company will match your gift, please contact your human resources department to submit the paperwork to have your charitable gift to the Sunset Center matched by your employer.
If you have appreciated stock holdings, you can make a contribution to the Sunset Center by transferring stock. In doing so, you avoid paying capital gains taxes, and receive a deduction for the stock’s full fair market value up to a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income as determined by the IRS (please consult your accountant or financial planner for more information on deductibility).
The stock is sold immediately upon receipt into our account. The value of your stock gift is based upon the mean price on the day it is transferred. If you would like to make a gift of stock, the following information is provided for your convenience:
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We also ask that you please notify our office of your gift by contacting our Development Department at 831.620.2053.
Please CLICK HERE for a full listing of the individuals who support Sunset Center through their generous donations.