We need your help to support growing community needs in La Jolla!

The courtyard was recently upgraded through a substantial donation

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Today La Jolla has about 14,000 residents over age 50. In the decade ahead, this will grow to more than 22,000– an increase of 60%. The La Jolla Community Center is committed to creating programs of interest to serve this growing community while updating and maintaining the Center to offer programs of significance.

Join with individuals, businesses, and foundations in making a charitable donation in addition to your membership. Contributions are tax deductible according to the extent allowed by law.We hope to add your name to the list of our contributors!

A powerful way to make your charitable dollars go farther…

Make a contribution in the form of stock! A gift of stock allows you to save taxes twice! Donating long-term appreciated securities directly to the La Jolla Community Center — rather than selling the assets and then donating the cash proceeds — is one of the best and easiest ways for donors to give more.  By taking advantage of the applicable tax incentives, donors can significantly increase the amount of funds available to them for charitable giving.

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds, and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give.

Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased more than a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to the LJCC and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities — up to 30 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income.

Donating securities, rather than selling them, can avoid capital gains taxes.  The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will be.  Gifts of stock must be received by the LJCC before midnight on December 31 to qualify as a 2014 charitable contribution.

If you’d like to help the LJCC with a gift of appreciated stock, please contact Nancy Walters, Executive Director, for delivery instructions to furnish your broker.  You can reach Nancy at (858) 459-0831.

A note from the Executive Director:

It’s an exciting time this spring at the La Jolla Community Center! We hope you have had a chance to visit the center, where over 15,000 people visit each year and enjoy its new amenities. Our Community Center, a non-profit organization, has become a haven for La Jollans who engage in our mission of lifelong learning, wellness and friendship. Today the Center is vital in helping adults and seniors in the area continue to learn, remain active and build lifelong friendships through classes and events such as bridge, yoga, concerts, art and more.
With your generous donations, your Community Center has been able to
•             Provide free Membership and classes for all low-income seniors
•             Remodel the Courtyard, Restrooms, Front Entrance, Lobby and Flooring
•             Equip the Great Room and Las Patronas room with Audio/Visual Equipment
•             Continue favorite programs and introduce new classes and series, such as iPhone Classes and our highly acclaimed Fourth Friday Jazz Series
It’s because of community members like you to whom we owe our success. We are turning our efforts toward the final completion of the center, which includes completing energy efficient lighting throughout the center, furnishing classrooms and halls and underwriting our programs and events. We are inviting you to make your mark on the La Jolla Community Center and help complete our improvements and help us continue our outstanding programs with a tax-deductible contribution for our Spring Fundraising efforts.
This is your Community Center and La Jolla’s ONLY adult community center. Please help us sustain it. We are grateful for your support, which is essential for our success and instrumental to our growth–now more than ever. Please take a moment to consider helping with a donation.
Your donation will directly affect the improvements of your La Jolla Community Center. Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you at the center soon!
Nancy Walters, Executive Director


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Each gift is appreciated. Friends of The Riford Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax I.D. 20-8682354