Donor Stories

Giving with Purpose – Ken & Mary Wright

Ken and Mary Wright Donor Advised Fund holders

Ken and Mary Wright, CFMC Donor Advisor Fund Holders, share how they give with purpose. Ken is a CFMC board member and Soberanes Fire Grant Committee member, Mary is former CFMC board chair. Donor Advised Funds – Proactive Grantmaking Donor advised funds through the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) allow donors to really target very specifically what their interests are and allow...

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Philanthropic Choices: Good vs. Good

Good vs. Good

By Betsy Buchalter Adler, Board member Community Foundation for Monterey County, Principal Adler & Colvin (retired), Trustee and Program Officer, Claire Giannini Fund Good vs Good Imagine that you’re walking down Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey, on your way to get some coffee. You’ve got a nice crisp $5 bill in your pocket; you can easily afford a large pumpkin...

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Ready, Set, Give – Monterey County Gives! 2016


Leverage Your Year-End Giving Monterey County Gives! is a community fundraising effort linking donors with participating area nonprofits. This year it kicks off with more than $600,000 in matching funds and challenge gifts. Now it’s your turn to support the “Big Ideas” of 123 local nonprofits. It’s a great way to leverage your year-end giving. In addition to donations directed to...

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Rick and Tonya Antle – Paying it Forward

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Rick Antle is the CEO 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 are CFMC donor advised fund holders and Legacy Society members and give back in many ways. What does philanthropy mean to you? To give...

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William H. Tyler III Named CFMC’s 2016 Distinguished Trustee

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With causes of importance from heart health care to education and the arts, William H. Tyler III continues to make a lasting impact in the lives of Monterey County residents through his generous volunteer board work and philanthropy. The Pebble Beach resident was named the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 2016 Distinguished Trustee at the foundation’s Celebration of Philanthropy October 20...

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