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A Season for Giving: Monterey County Gives!

By Steven C. Merrell, MBA. CFP, AIF, Partner, Monterey Private Wealth, Inc. (Guest Blogger) Giving has a way of making us happier. At least that’s the conclusion several published studies have reached after exploring the relationship between charitable giving and satisfaction. A study published by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University summed it up concisely: “The more a household...

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Charles de Guigné Pebble Beach Estate Gift Creates $18 Million Charitable Legacy

Record Gift to Community Foundation for Monterey County Creates Endowment to Benefit SPCA for Monterey County and Montage Health Foundation When Charles de Guigné passed away he left his beloved one-of-a-kind estate at 3200 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to create a lasting legacy. Charles, who had no children, wanted his property to be used for a charitable purpose. He...

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About the CFMC – Did You Know?

In this blog we address frequently asked questions and misconceptions about the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). Do you have a question? Give us a call at 831.375.9712 or email us and we’ll add it to the list! You don’t have to be wealthy to partner with the CFMC. The CFMC seeks to make philanthropy accessible to everyone. Donors...

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Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT)

Stanford ACT Meets with Client

Each January, nonprofits can apply for pro bono consulting from the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) in Monterey Bay. The Stanford ACT team of business school alumni and business executives bring decades of private business sector management expertise to participating nonprofits, which dedicate staff (or qualified volunteer) time to the process. Stanford ACT was established on the Central Coast in...

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Steve and Barbara Brooks: Honoring Neighbors

Did you know that you can donate real estate or complex assets to the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) to benefit your favorite causes? The CFMC has handled real estate gifts from Orange County to Oregon. The story below illustrates how Steve and Barbara Brooks partnered with the CFMC and donated their Carmel rental property to create a Charitable...

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Be the Love: Gifts of (MC)Giving


By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County and Steve John, CEO, Monterey Peninsula Foundation November and December have become Monterey County Gives! season. While MCGives! doesn’t provide you days off or generate brightly wrapped packages, it does have some essential holiday characteristics. For starters, it’s a celebration. The act of giving should always be joyous, and a look...

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Philanthropy Celebrated

The annual Celebration of Philanthropy of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) thanks those who support and partner with the CFMC to invest in healthy, safe, vibrant communities. The 2019 reception took place at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas and was attended by more than 250 friends and supporters. See Event Slideshow Grantmaking as Catalyst for Growth...

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