What is Century Circle?
Century Circle is an annual giving program that provides funding for special projects and priority initiatives throughout the Riverside Community College District. Donors who contribute at least $1,000 per year to the Century Circle fund play an integral role in the Foundation's endeavor to respond to pressing needs and support initiatives that further our District's mission.
How You Can Participate
- Click Donate Now to make your gift of at least $1,000 to the Century Circle Campaign.
- Share the campaign link with friends and colleagues and encourage them to participate!
The Foundation will host a special reception in early 2021 to celebrate the end of the Century Circle Campaign and thank all our generous donors.
Be sure to check back for updates on our progress!
Local Family Makes Challenge Gift for Century Circle Campaign
Frank and Lucy Heyming have never limited themselves to just one philanthropic interest. They have a variety of interests, including the arts, education, and the environment, and like to see their philanthropy make a difference throughout the community.
This, in part, is why they have agreed to support the RCCD Foundation's Century Circle Campaign with a $10,000 challenge gift.
“My wife and I have always believed in being philanthropic," said Frank Heyming. “When we were young, we were giving to various organizations and causes, and we have continued and grown our philanthropy throughout our marriage."
Most recently, Frank created and donated an original sculpture to Riverside City College. The piece, called Aspiration, is now on permanent display in the RCC Quad. Frank's wife Lucy, also an artist, attended RCC and served as a staff reporter for Viewpoints, the College newspaper.
Frank and Lucy decided to support the Century Circle Campaign because of its broad impact at the three RCCD colleges. “We like the fact that these funds go to priority areas at all three colleges," said Frank.
In order for the RCCD Foundation to unlock this generous challenge gift provided by Frank and Lucy Heyming, we must raise a matching $10,000 from other Century Circle donors by January 31. Matching gifts of at least $1,000 will be eligible for helping us unlock this challenge.
“I am so grateful to Frank and Lucy for stepping up with this challenge gift as we kick off our Century Circle Campaign," said Foundation executive director Launa Wilson. “Their generosity will give us early momentum and help ensure that we successfully reach our fundraising goal."
For more information about how you can support the Century Circle Campaign and help us unlock the Heyming challenge gift, contact the Foundation at 951-222-8626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century Circle Funded Projects
Riverside City College Music Department
The Century Circle program provided funding for renowned jazz composer Rick Lawn to attend and perform with the Riverside City College Jazz ensemble.
Norco College Next Phase Program
The Century Circle program provided funding to support the expansion of campus support programming for formerly incarcerated students at Norco College to augment the college's prison education initiative. The Next Phase Program provides in-person community college instruction, advising, and academic support services to incarcerated students.
Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center
The creation of a new forensics yard at Moreno Valley College's Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center to provide students with hands-on experience in evidence collection procedures. In addition to the creation of the forensics yard, the Century Circle program provided funding to purchase forensic equipment to be used by Moreno Valley College students. The equipment included:
- Tanja Writing Desk with Chairs
- Pelican 9460 Remote Area Lighting System