YES! I choose to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to the Cinema Arts Centre.
Every Gift Counts! In December, Your Gift Counts TWICE!
Thanks to a generous matching grant from the Alpern Family Foundation, contributions made in the month of December will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $20,000.
For more than 40 years, we have leveraged the power of film to help create social good, community dialogue, civic participation, and uncompromising artistic value. Like the power of film itself, which is greater than the sum of its parts, the power of the CAC is boundary-breaking. Programs lift the voices of under-represented groups, of vital community organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations, impacting a variety of causes and issues, and allowing us to share resources, create mutual benefits and work toward a better Long Island.
Your contributions fund the programs you love!
Our independent audits consistently show that we spend about 80% of our revenue on program expenses, and only 20% on all administration, overhead and fundraising.
“The idea of expression and communication and understanding other cultures, those are all the values that make good, kind people. And I think that’s all we can hope to engender in this world.” – Alan Cumming
Making a fully tax-deductible gift (above and beyond membership support) is critical to our operational budget!
The Cinema Arts Centre earns an average of $7 per attendee annually, yet our annual expenses average $17 per attendee. That means we need to raise an extra $10 for everyone who comes to a CAC program. Your fully tax-deductible gift (in addition to your membership support) makes you part of the movement that helps us deliver our mission, to bring the best in cinematic artistry to our community, year after year.
Thanks to our generous donors:
Cinema Founders’ Society
In recognition of those whose lifetime giving exceeds $100,000 and/or whose contributions have been transformative*
Emily T. Allen, Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund; Sol and Miriam Berg; Brad and Katherine Borax; Tom and Janice Nepsee; New York State Council on the Arts; Bill and Ursula Niarakis – Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman Foundation; Andrew and Julie Nittoli; Stuart and Ginger Polisner; Rochelle and Steve Rubin – Alpern Family Foundation; Barton and Jane Shallat; Suffolk County; Peter and Dori Tilles
Thanks to our Current Members & Donors
We recognize here all current members at the Director’s Circle level or above and those whose gifts have totaled more than $1,000 since January 1, 2016.*
Cinema Philanthropist Members and those who have contributed $10,000 and above
Emily T. Allen, Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund; The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund; Brad and Katherine Borax; Martin and Laurie Butera; Butera’s Restaurants; John and Amy Lomele – Amy’s of Huntington; Main Street Nursery; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; Andrew and Julie Nittoli; The Pless Family Fund at The Long Island Community Foundation; Stuart and Ginger Polisner; Rochelle and Steve Rubin – Alpern Family Foundation; Suffolk County; Town of Huntington; Theodore and Vicki Wender
Cinema Benefactor Members and those who have contributed $5,000-$9,999
Dr. Glenn D. Arvan, MDPC; Dori and John Beckhard; Stanley Churgin, CPA and A. Sandra Churgin; Dr. Samara S. Churgin, MDPC; The Coolidge Corner Theatre & The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Goidel Law Group; Stephen and Myrna Green; Humanities New York; Kenneth and Veronica Katz; Dr. & Mrs. Paul and Nancy Krawitz – Huntington Eye Care; Jeffrey L. and Andrea Lomasky; Medical Financial Enterprises Corporation; Karen Mitchel; Dr. Davenport Plumer & Harriet Spitzer; David and Ellen Reynolds; Irwin and Judith Tantleff
Cinema Friend Members and those who have contributed $2,500-$4,999
Aboff’s; Atlantic Power & Gas; Judy Bernhang; Lissa De Angelis & Cosmo Guarriello; Barbara Distinti & Andrew Snyder; Peter Gollon & Abby Pariser; David and Janice Groden; Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences: Assisted Living Community; Amy Hagedorn – Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund; Mark Herman – Bottles & Cases; Marcia Kaplan; Roberta Kaylie; Walter Kissinger – Kissinger Family Foundation; Charlotte Koons; Barbara Mitchell & J.Z. Sullivan; Dr. Peter Mudge; Robert & Helen Pufahl; Rivkin Radler, LLP; Dr. Frank Siegel & Joan Isaac; Bob and Karen Smullen; Jacqueline Strayer & Robert Carlson; Erika and Ken Witover
Director Level Members and those who have contributed $1,000-$2,499
Birjis and Sophia Akhund; F. Towne Allen; Angela Andretta & Pamela Vogt; Elizabeth and Rodney Berens; Paul Besmertnik; Adam and Amanda Birnbaum; Dr. Joan Penrose Borum; Timothy and Joyce Bowersox; David Boxer; Rosanne and Ed Braun; Brettschneider & Brettschneider LLP; Jerome Brownstein; Anthony and Laura Burke; Madeline & Douglas Callahan; Cindy Campbell; Ed and Gina Carroll; Mary and Tom Catalano; Amy and Lee Certilman; Check-In Neighbors; Cathy Chernoff; Classic Galleries; Stephan and Marianne Coles; Milton & Shirley Cooper; Frederick Craden; Cure Urgent Care; Beth and Steve Dannhauser; Georgine Dominique & Thomas Roser; James Doumas & Phyllis Lober; Kathleen Dowling; Christine Eidinoff – Sinequanon; John and Sally Esposito; Judy and Richie Faber; Stephen and Doris Faber; Betty Fasig & David McDonald; Florence Feinberg & Ben Geizhals; In Memory of Sheldon Fertig; Stephen Fisch; Larry Foglia & Heather Forest; Robert and Shirley Frankum; Sandy Friedman In Memory of Robert Friedman; Meg and Bob Gary; In Memory of Arthur Goldstein; Aaron and Gail Goodridge; David and Janet Greenblatt; Mark Greenblatt & Susan Fleischer; Martin and Judith Haas; Gil and Sheila Henoch; Wendy Hirschberg; Harvey Hoffman & Rochelle Berner; Robert and Priscilla Hughes; Bhavani and Joseph Jaroff; Liz and Ron Jordan; Emily Kasof & Brendan Kearns; Jonah and Lynn Kaufman; Richard Klemfuss & Angela Sangirardi; Jack and Harriet Kulka; Todd Kupferman & Jane Baum; Drs. Stephen and Jessica Lastig; M&B Associates; Marcia Mayer; Andy and Liz Mayers; Peter Milla & Diane Wilenski; Minuteman Press; Ross Moore & Sharon Jacka; Monique & Douglas Morris; Vickie Moskowitz; Dr. Jud Newborn; Val and Rod Newman; Shana Nichols & J.P. Grossman; Brita Okin; In Memory of Myrna Pitman; Dr. Isabel Pavao-Horvath & James Horvath; Property Tax Adjusters, Ltd.; Robert and Susan Quinn; Frank Rinck & Ruth Case; Stanley and Shirley Romaine; Scott and Selma Rothstein; Arnold and Carol Rubin; Richard and Pamela Rubinstein; Vincent Russo; William & Renee Saperstein; Barton & Jane Shallat; Jude Schanzer & Mark Shanholtz; Roger and Jane Sencer; Senior Helpers; Beverly and Arthur Shorin; Marjorie Shukow; Donna Sinetar & Stephen Weintraub; Pearl and Erwin Staller; Stat Health Management; Myron and Marcia Stein; Jeff and Beth Steinberg; Jacqueline Tordik & Jason Briggs; Michael and Ellyn Troisi; Jeffrey and Elaine Tulman; Stephen Waldner & Linda Kleet; James and Liz Watson; Diana and Roger Weaving; Marlene and Jacques Winter; Women’s Group of the Greens
The Cinema Arts Centre is grateful for all of its members and donors.
*Acknowledged are financial and eligible in-kind contributions. For more information, please contact Rene Bouchard, Director of Development at email@example.com.