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Legacy Society

  1. Creating a Legacy

    Many generous individuals and families choose the Community Foundation for Monterey County as their partner in philanthropy. Providing philanthropic resources through their estates allows the CFMC to truly be “here for good” – here forever, for the good of the community. It’s a testament to these visionary donors that last year the CFMC reached a milestone of more than $110...

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  2. Legacy Society Luncheon Celebrates Impact

    More than 150 guests attended the annual Legacy Society Luncheon on February 24 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. President/CEO, Dan Baldwin gave a first glimpse into last year’s asset growth and record grantmaking. He emphasized that the foundation’s impact is only made possible thanks to those who have chosen the CFMC as their philanthropic partner.

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  3. Give Local: The Brown Family Fund

    Ann and Jay Brown recently opened the Brown Family Fund at the CFMC. We asked Ann, who was the 2013 CFMC Board Chair, why she and her husband made the decision to partner with the CFMC. The CFMC will be here to take care of the people of Monterey County. You shop local, eat local, why not give local? –...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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