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Press Release – Pro Bono Consulting

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release December 18, 2019 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications (831) 375-9712 x123 amandah@cfmco.org Program Contact: Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence 831.375.9712 x138 kaki@cfmco.org Public Information: www.cfmco.org/StanfordACT or www.facebook.com/cfmco Pro Bono Consulting Available through Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) Applications due January 31, 2020 through the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community...

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The Adventure of Giving: Michael and Gloria Ipson

By Amanda Holder, Community Foundation for Monterey County Director of Communications Michael Ipson, a Washington native raised in California, was attending U.C. Berkeley when he went to the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an exchange student. He met Gloria, a native of China, who was studying literature at the same campus. He proposed within seven months and they married...

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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)

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 story below illustrates how Steve and Barbara Brooks partnered with the CFMC and donated their rental property to create a Charitable Remainder Trust to increase their income during their lifetime and leave a legacy...

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