Blog & Events

Strive Together, Bright Futures & Rise Up Monterey County

By Janet Shing, Community Foundation for Monterey County Senior Program Officer “Strive Together” Conference Inspires As a steering partner for Bright Futures Monterey County, I recently had the opportunity to attend Strive Together‘s conference. The gathering was named “Rise Up,” in honor of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. I cannot think of a more appropriate location for this conference than...

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Giving with Purpose – Ken & Mary Wright

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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Community Foundations – What We Do Together

Celebrating Community Foundations – #CFweek November 12 – 18, 2016 the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) joined hundreds of community foundations across the country to reflect and celebrate “Community Foundation Week.”* For more than 25 years, this week-long awareness campaign has educated communities about the vital role these philanthropic organizations have played in fostering local collaboration to address civic and economic...

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Sharpe, Belli Join CFMC Board of Directors

Economist, Business Consultant Join CFMC Board of Directors The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has two new members of its Board of Directors with the additions of  William F. Sharpe and Teri Belli. Dr. William Sharpe, of Carmel, is an internationally noted economist, a 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences and is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford...

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Philanthropic Choices: 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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President’s Blog: Celebrating Philanthropy – Like a Grand Slam

by Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County The CFMC recently held its “Celebration of Philanthropy.” Not only was it a wonderful event, topped off by Bill Tyler’s remarkable Distinguished Trustee acceptance speech, but it was truly celebratory. Why is philanthropy worth celebrating? Or, maybe more pertinently, why does philanthropy make us want to celebrate? It starts with one...

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