Century City Arts and Culture Foundation


The Century City Arts & Culture Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, aimed at furthering the Art Council’s mission through tax-effective fundraising, sponsorships and donations.

One of the main goals of the Foundation is to build a permanent endowment with a view to funding further art events, installations and purchases, art education, philanthropy and advocacy, and in general, active participation in the art community.

The Foundation’s many individual and institutional sponsors have made it possible for the Arts Council to install 20 public art works by ten renowned sculptors across Century City, in an exhibition which lasted over one year, “Century City Sculpture 2015-2016”. One sculpture was acquired by one of the major office towers and stands in front of its entrance as a testimony to the success of our mission.

The Foundation’s Board includes co-founder Jean Tardy-Vallernaud as President and Treasurer; co-founder David Berardo, Partner of the law firm of DiMascio & Berardo as Secretary and Assistant Treasurer; and Directors Michael Heumann, prominent independent art attorney, former managing partner of the law firm of Nossaman LLP; Carole Schiffer, philanthropist and Senior Real Estate Consultant with Coldwell Banker Previews; and Harris Sperling, retired U.S. Navy officer, former member of the executive staff of Northrop Grumman, and now a consultant to non-profit organizations with Executive Service Corps.

  • To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation, please send your check to “Century City Arts and Culture Foundation”, c/o DiMascio & Berardo P.C., 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1900, Los Angeles, California 90067.
  • To inquire further about the Foundation, please call Jean Tardy-Vallernaud at 310.454.8080 or email jtv@gainsboroughcapital.com.

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