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Oleta Lambert works hard to make Sacramento a better place to live, work and visit. Organizations around the city have benefitted from Oleta's leadership, energy, hard work and generosity. At the Crocker, Oleta is a tireless advocate for the expansion and is an ambassador for the Crocker's mission everywhere she goes.
As a member of the Crocker Art Museum Foundation Board, Co-Chair of the Board Giving Campaign, member of the Major Gift Committee and an active participant and key promoter of the Director's Circle, Oleta looks forward to the day that she and art lovers in the region can experience the wonderful programs, exhibitions and events in the new Crocker. "This is the most exciting cultural undertaking in Sacramento history, and I am very proud to be a part of it," she explains. "I have always regarded the Museum as this region's treasure. Its rich history has always intrigued me."
Oleta's interest in the Crocker goes much deeper than just how the new Crocker will affect her life. She is fully aware that the support of generous donors ensures the Museum is an invaluable resource and educational experience for the 60,000 school-aged children who visit the Museum annually. "I have always felt that doing something meaningful and lasting is one of life's greatest rewards. What could be more meaningful and lasting than the work we are doing to build the new Crocker, that promises to revitalize the region's appreciation for the arts and bring joy to so many people of all ages?"
Oleta's generous gift to the campaign is only part of what she does for the Museum. She also gives the gifts of her time, energy and enthusiasm-the impact of which is immeasurable.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Crocker Art Museum as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Crocker Art Museum as a lump sum.