Dear donors and supporters,

Fall is here and we hope that you and your friends and family are embracing all the wonderful things that the season brings! Here at the Hartnell College Foundation, we look forward to a fall season filled with in-person events.

In our last eNewsletter, we highlighted one of our Hartnell College Athletics Hall of Fame inductees, Israel Cisneros, and shared a bit about the event itself. The Hall of Fame will take place this Saturday, and we are honored by the opportunity to welcome back alumni and acknowledge those who went above and beyond in athletics. Below, we will highlight another true champion whose legacy will be celebrated this weekend.

I also look forward to sharing more about Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of the Arts at Hartnell College. Invitations will be hitting mailboxes soon, and we hope that you will join us on Saturday, November 5, 2022. This will be an afternoon to celebrate the arts and to enjoy presentations from students in the arts, food, local wines, a silent auction, a raffle, and more. For the first time, we will present Hartnell College Arts Awards, with the Arts Legacy Award going to the late Jack Killian.

To get your tickets, go click HERE.

Hope to see you soon!

Jackie Cruz
VP Advancement and Development
Executive Director for Hartnell College Foundation

 

HARTNELL ATHLETICS SUPPORTER
Remembering Don Barsotti

 

Donald J. Barsotti, known as Don in the community, was a man with a lifetime of exemplary achievements. This weekend, he will be honored posthumously at the 2022 Hartnell College Athletics Hall of Fame in the Supporter/Volunteer category.

“For over three decades, Don was instrumental in supporting and donating to Hartnell Athletics when the department was in need of supplies, equipment, and uniforms,” said Dan Teresa, Dean of Academic Affairs, Athletics, Physical Education & Health. 

He graduated from Jackson High School, then went on to attend both Hartnell College and Fresno State University. He was the first editor of The Panther Sentinel and greatly enjoyed sports.

Barsotti’s college career was cut short by the outbreak of World War II, which led him to join the U.S Army Air Corps. He became one of the youngest pilots in the European Theater of Operations at the age of 20. During his service, he flew in several major battles and rose to the rank of First Lieutenant as a first pilot on C-47 Troop Carriers. In honor of his achievements during the war, he earned an Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and seven Battle Stars.

Don married Lorrayne Del Chiaro in 1949 and had three sons: Bruce, Brian, and Brent. The family had a love for the outdoors and spent much of their time in Lake Tahoe, taking advantage of the water activities and the snow skiing the area offered them. 

He was a lifelong donor and supporter of Hartnell College Athletics, as well as an avid lover of golf, and was a 40-year volunteer for the Bing Crosby/AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament. His affection for sports extended to tennis and football. He was an ardent fan of the San Francisco 49ers. He was able to share his passion for sports with his sons, spending five years as a Little League coach for their team.

Don’s accomplishments extended to community service. He was a director for California Rodeo, Bank of America in Salinas, Hartnell College Foundation, Community Foundation for Monterey County, and was president of the Salinas Grower-Shipper Vegetable Association. He was a member of the Monterey Advisory Council, a volunteer Truancy Mediator for the Monterey County District Attorney, and a session leader for the California-Nevada President-Elect Training Seminar of Rotary, which recognized him as a Paul Harris Fellow, and 1984 Rotarian of the Year.

Don passed away peacefully at the age of 86 at his home, surrounded by his family. This weekend, he is honored and remembered for his loyalty to Hartnell College and its student-athletes.

 

 

IRA Charitable Rollover A Sweet Choice 

 

If your IRA is life’s dessert, the thought of paying taxes on a distribution you would rather not take may leave a sour taste in your mouth. It does not have to.

There is a sweeter choice. Rather than take the required minimum distribution, call your IRA administrator and ask them to gift all or part of the RMD to Hartnell College Foundation. Make sure the distribution comes directly to our mission and not to you. When you do, you:

  • Do not pay income tax on the distribution
  • Satisfy your RMD up to $100,000

To learn more, please contact Jackie Cruz at jcruz@hartnell.edu or at (831) 444-2446. We would welcome the opportunity to answer further questions and work with you and your advisors.

If your IRA is life’s dessert, the thought of paying taxes on a distribution you would rather not take may leave a sour taste in your mouth. It does not have to.

There is a sweeter choice. Rather than take the required minimum distribution, call your IRA administrator and ask them to gift all or part of the RMD to Hartnell College Foundation. Make sure the distribution comes directly to our mission and not to you. When you do, you:

  • Do not pay income tax on the distribution
  • Satisfy your RMD up to $100,000

To learn more, please contact Jackie Cruz at jcruz@hartnell.edu or at (831) 444-2446. We would welcome the opportunity to answer further questions and work with you and your advisors.

 

What will your legacy be?

If you are thinking about naming the Hartnell College Foundation in your estate plans, contact our Vice President of Advancement and Development/Executive Director for the Foundation, Jackie Cruz at jcruz@hartnell.edu or call (831) 444-2446 or our Director of Philanthropy, Kristine Edmunds at kedmunds@hartnell.edu or by phone at (831) 755-6903. To make a gift in support of Hartnell students, go to: https://hartnellfoundation.org/donate-now