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  1. Celebrating Philanthropy – David and Susan Gill

    Susan and David Gill Receive Award

    2017 Distinguished Trustee Award Recipients Community service and giving are homegrown for Susan and David Gill. Her father coached swimming, yet didn’t even know how to swim. His father was counted on to man the barbecue at local fundraising events. They both credit their parents with inspiring them and setting the example of giving back. The Gills are the Community Foundation...

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  2. Year-End Giving – Ways to Give (& Receive Tax Benefits)

    End the Year Well

    As the end of the year approaches, you may be considering ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in an uncertain tax environment. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) offers a variety of philanthropic vehicles to help you achieve your goals. Although you could choose these options any time, they are particularly beneficial if you’ve had a...

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  3. Engaging the Next Generation in Giving

    Mahoney Family

    John and Ann Mahoney John and Ann Mahoney are long-time Monterey residents who give generously both of their time and resources. John was raised in California and earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. He moved to Monterey from LA to “get off the treadmill” and began his real estate business, now Mahoney & Associates, in 1975. Ann was raised in...

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  4. Paying it Forward: Raymond Costa

    Raymond Costa Family Scholarship Fund

    Raymond Costa was just nine years old when an act of kindness embedded a feeling he’s never forgotten. “We had just lost my father – he died and Christmas was coming up. I’ll never forget seeing two station wagons full of toys collected in a toy drive just for my family,” said Costa.  “It was totally unexpected – that memory...

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  5. Building Healthier Communities: The Hayward Family

    Bill and Adriana Hayward were inspired early in life by their parents. They were role models who gave thoughtfully and generously to causes that mattered to them. The Haywards count themselves very fortunate to be part of successful family businesses, which now involve the fourth and fifth generations. Sharing their Values Bill and Adriana are intentional about passing their values to their five children. At an...

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  6. Women’s Fund – Creating Opportunity

    Women'sFundGroup2017

    A scholarship isn’t just money to Francisca “Frieda” Rios – it’s opportunity. It’s being able to buy a computer to do homework and research from home. It’s knowing that making homework a priority when she finishes her shift at a local pizza shop is a must because people she doesn’t know have invested in her and have faith in her...

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  7. Next Level Giving – Carmel Realty Co.

    Carmel Realty COmpany2017

    We interviewed Bill Mitchell, Managing Director, Carmel Realty Company, about partnering with the Community Foundation for Monterey County through the Carmel Realty Foundation, his company’s donor advised fund, to take their giving to the next level. The Carmel Realty Company (CRC) has a rich history and a reputation for integrity, longevity and excellence. Now in its fourth generation in local real...

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