December 21, 2018
Community Newsletter
Special Thanks to our 2018 Holiday Brunch Sponsors
On Sunday, December 16th, the Cinema Arts Centre hosted our annual Holiday Brunch to honor our Director's Circle and Cinema Friend Members, Major Donors, Board of Directors and Circle of Friends Volunteers. Our room was adorned with festive flowers provided by Main Street Nursery . The Red Door Chamber Players , sponsored by CAC Board Member Jude Schanzer, played beautiful holiday music. And almost 100 guests enjoyed a bountiful brunch, including our favorite rice pudding from Butera's Restaurant , and a wine and champagne bar provided by Bottles and Cases . CAC Board Member Steve Fisch helped prepare for our event by recruiting several area restaurants to provide the delicious food that was served.

Suffolk County Legislator Susan Berland opened the remarks, speaking about the importance of CAC's community programs and thanking the many supporters who were in attendance. CAC Co-Director Dylan Skolnick also thanked our event sponsors, wonderful program partners, member-supporters, volunteers, and staff who not only made our brunch possible, but make it possible for us to deliver our mission 365 days/year.

We are so grateful to have such deep support, and extend our gratitude to all the sponsors who helped make our Holiday Brunch such a special event.
CAC Board Member Martin Butera; Laurie Butera; CAC Operations Director Rebecca Zunno; CAC Associate Director of Development Ted Cavooris
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Thank you for sharing your love for our independent community cinema this holiday season.
Special Thanks to our Community Partner Fidelity Investments
Thanks so much to Fidelity Investments for supporting our 2018 Vic Skolnick Life of Our Cinema Campaign!

Fidelity Investments stands with our members in support of our community programs through their meaningful annual gift.
Special Thanks to Sandler Training, Who Are Offering a FREE Workshop for Long Island Not-for-Profit Board Members to be Held at the Cinema Arts Centre on January 17th
On Thursday, January 17th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, the Cinema Arts Centre will host a special session and workshop for Not-for-Profit Organizations presented by Rob Fishman, owner and Partner, Sandler Training, Hauppauge. Join us for this complimentary, introductory, 90-minute workshop, Raising the Not-for-Profit Bar: Board Development and Fundraising Mastery , that will address common fundraising issues and explore new donor development strategies that will bring your not-for-profit’s board effectiveness and fundraising to a new level as we begin 2019. Refreshments will be served, compliments of Sandler Training, Hauppauge. Please RSVP at
Every Gift Counts. In December, Your Gift Counts Twice!
Your gift in December will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Alpern Family Foundation, up to a total of $20,000!

Please consider the Cinema Arts Centre in your year-end giving. CLICK HERE
We often talk about the importance of Membership, and it’s true that members are the heart of the Cinema. But when members also give an additional gift at year end to the Vic Skolnick Life of Our Cinema Campaign, these critical funds help to empower our program directors to make choices based on artistic and social merit, take risks, and include works from under-represented artists, and illuminate under-explored topics.
These above-and-beyond-membership donations are such a meaningful way for our community to fuel our programs and operations, helping us to make an impact in so many areas of our lives.
We make a difference in our community by:
  • Using the power of film to create empathy in a world where empathy is greatly needed
  • Providing a venue for conversations and connections, serving as a true community center and what many of our members call their “home away from home”
  • Generating approximately $7,000,000 in spending in our local economy through our role as an employer and our ability to attract visitors to our area
  • Educating and mobilizing on important issues that are relevant to our members and patrons
 The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Thanks to our December Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their ongoing support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

When you visit a business that supports the cinema, please let them know how much it means to you.
Major Grant Support
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