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  1. Changing Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County

    Celeste Islas Women's fund speaker and GHGH participant

    The timing is right, the message is clear: women are harnessing their power to make change. In the time of the #MeToo movement, and the realization that human trafficking is happening locally, awareness and hope gripped the 575 people gathered at the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 13th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. “Where we are is in a moment of real awakening...

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  2. Women’s Fund – Creating Opportunity

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    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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  3. 8 Things You Can Do Now to Empower Women & Girls

    Women's Fund Lunch

    By Tracy Gary, Author “Inspired Philanthropy,” 2017 Women’s Fund Luncheon Keynote Speaker  Keep Marching, Giving Together We are awake as never before. It is, as has been said, “the best of times (for some) and the worst of times” for others. Let’s be here for those that need it and lift all while shaping the world we want. We stand on the...

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  4. Rick and Tonya Antle – Paying it Forward

    Rick Antle Tonya Antle

    (Rick Antle passed away April 14, 2018. This interview was published in 2016). Rick Antle was the leader of agricultural giant Tanimura & Antle. Tonya is best known for blazing the trail for organic produce as VP of Marketing at Earthbound Farms, and is now a community volunteer. They use their CFMC donor advised fund to give to the causes that...

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  5. Fueling the Potential of Women & Girls

    2015 Women’s Fund Luncheon

    Improving Women’s Well-Being in Monterey County Just how are women in Monterey County faring when it comes to key well-being factors such as health, personal safety, earning rates and political empowerment? Monterey County is ranked #38 out of the California’s 58 counties, according to the California Budget & Policy Center’s “California Women’s Well-Being Index” report released March 29, 2016. “The California...

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  6. Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Takes Action

    Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH) is wrapping up its fourth year as a countywide initiative for girl-led health empowerment and we could not be more proud of its achievements. GHGH and our partners have helped nearly 600 girls a year improve their confidence, access better health information and grow into community leaders. Since 2012, the girls have consistently identified...

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  7. $1.5 Million Women’s Fund Endowment Goal Achieved!

    Women’s Fund Endowment Chair Tonya Antle announced to 450 guests at the 10th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon that the $1.5 million campaign goal had been met. Thanks to your support, the Women’s Fund makes grants to change the lives of women and girls in Monterey County. The Women’s Fund invests in the future of girls and women’s economic security. Our vision...

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