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  1. Anita Tarr Turk Fund for Breast Cancer Research

    Anita Tarr Turk of Gilroy, CA was a vibrant businesswoman, travel enthusiast and avid equestrian who became ill with breast cancer in her 40s and battled it for more than three decades. She never let cancer rob her of her positive outlook and determination. Wishing to spare others the pain she suffered, she was motivated to provide support for “top...

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  2. Bob Nunes Honored at Celebration of Philanthropy

    More than 250 supporters came together at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Celebration of Philanthropy October 22 at Corral de Tierra Country Club. CFMC board chair presented F. Robert (Bob) Nunes with the 2014 Distinguished Trustee Award for his support of nonprofit organizations in our region. The CFMC established the award in 1989 to honor those who have...

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  3. Giving Now & Later

    Paul Lawrence and Marian Buccafurni founded a biotechnology company in Silicon Valley in 1985. Over the next 15 years, the company developed technologies, a large patent portfolio and manufactured products, becoming a desirable takeover candidate. After selling the company in 2000, Paul and Marian had more time and resources to devote to philanthropy. They moved to Pacific Grove full time,...

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  4. The Trinidad Gomez Family Fund

    Trinidad “Trini” Gomez, left school at age 12 to help support his family as they followed the crops and worked the fields. He later served in the Army in WW II and returned to settle in Gonzales to raise his own family. He was one of the first employees of Growers’ Exchange, Inc. Hired as a field supervisor, he was...

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  5. The Joel and Dena Gambord Charitable Foundation

    We often refer to the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) as “your partner in philanthropy.” What does that mean? We work with each individual, family and business to provide a road map to fulfill their philanthropic vision. We act as a catalyst, providing a bridge between our fund holders and the needs of the community.

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  6. The Power of Endowment

    One of the main goals of the first Community Foundation, established in Cleveland in 1914, was to establish permanent charitable assets to benefit the community. Now, nearly 100 years later, that “Here for Good” vision still holds true. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) seeks to inspire philanthropy and build charitable endowments to strengthen local communities through grants to...

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