Hartnell College receives $200K donation towards Capital Campaign

Publish Date: 
Aug 22, 2016

Hartnell College receives $200K donation towards Capital Campaign

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District and the Hartnell College Foundation are happy to announce the gift totaling $200,000 from an anonymous donor in support of the Capital Campaign for the Center for Performing Arts – Building K at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.


This is the second large gift to the campaign in the past 3 months. To-date, the Foundation has raised over $1,443,000 towards the $1,500,000 renovation goal for the Center for Performing Arts. The anonymous donor is a longtime supporter of the arts in Monterey County. Transformation gifts such as this affirm the vital role of arts in the Salinas Valley. This project will give our community a place to celebrate culture and community, while providing a facility that is welcoming and safe.


“This Capital Campaign is about so much more than just a building; it is an opportunity to engage the community, build culture and pride, and invest in enriching experiences for youth,” said Karen Hagman, Director of Philanthropy for the Hartnell College Foundation.


Hartnell launched the Capital Campaign in May 2014 to offer the Salinas Valley a facility that mirrors the excellence within its artistic productions and programs to thus engage in arts and culture.  The upgrades will include a new box office, an enhanced community atrium, a new art gallery area, and infrastructure upgrades to the front of the Center for Performing Arts.  


The leadership of the Theatre Arts and Arts Councils, has been invaluable. Support for this Capital Campaign has also come from: Anonymous, Sally Hughes Church Foundation, Joanne Taylor Johnson (in honor of Sally Hughes Church), Massey Family, Nicholas M. Pasculli, Shari Selover & Lance Fors, Patricia Donohue, Jean Hurd, Mimi & George Niesen, David Warner, SSB Construction, Winoma & Greg Plaskett, Pat Horsley, Judy Sulsona, and Robert & Elizabeth Helfrich.  A meeting will be set soon to discuss the plans and start date for renovations.


Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu