The Lamona Johnson Walraven Legacy Society

Lamona Johnson Walraven, a longtime Santa Rosa resident, was a high school teacher and counselor who came of age at a time when most women did not pursue higher education. She earned a master’s degree from UC Berkeley, then shared her love for learning with her family and students, believing that all would thrive through the benefits of an education. Through her bequest, Lamona left a lasting impact on the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, with the largest legacy gift ever received, benefitting both girls and boys through her largesse.

Create YOUR Legacy

A gift through your will or living trust helps ensure that Luther Burbank Center for the Arts remains accessible to all members of our community, including students and teachers, regardless of financial capability. This thoughtful act, which has little or no current financial impact on you, may result in the most lasting and impactful one-time gift you ever make to the Center. Your legacy gift can support one or more of the special funds for which the Center seeks endowment:

  • The General Endowment provides funding for the Center’s program operations and facilities
  • The Education and Engagement Endowment preserves the Center’s in-school and out-of-school experiences for students and teachers
  • The Performance Endowment sustains a presenting schedule of arts, family and entertainment performances for the continued enrichment of the North Bay
  • The Visual Arts Endowment provides a home for local and regional artists to display their works
  • The Building Reserve Fund enables maintenance of a 140,000 square-foot building, its grounds and its buildings

Fill out the Walraven Society Enrollment Form to join this group of thoughtful supporters today.  Explore the Gift Planning Information to help create your legacy plan.