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SMCF: A Shining Example of Partnership

An affiliate fund is perhaps the ultimate example of partnering with local donors to enhance philanthropy. The CFMC’s first affiliate fund, the Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) was launched in 2014. Formed by an advisory board of local residents in partnership with the CFMC, the name was chosen to represent the area served, which includes King City and the communities south to the county line. Affiliate funds provide an opportunity for donors...

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The Morse Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Monterey Peninsula Country Club recently established The Morse Foundation to provide scholarships to employees and their family members to promote learning and enhance the quality of life for employees. During its first round of scholarships the Foundation’s Board selected four students to receive scholarships of $5,000 each.

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The Margaret and Seba Bronson Scholarship

A scholarship can make an enormous difference in the life of a student. One such student is William Samples, the 2015 recipient of the Margaret and Seba Bronson Scholarship. William graduated from North Monterey County High School and will be studying molecular biology at Humboldt State University with the goal of pursuing a career in medical research.

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$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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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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Jean and Jim Duff Fund

Jean Duff was introduced to philanthropy by her late husband, Jim Duff. Jean, a native of England, met and married Jim in Los Angeles, where Jim had a successful business and they developed a habit of regular giving to local nonprofits. They came to Pebble Beach to retire over 25 years ago. Once they arrived on the Monterey Peninsula, they...

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