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Steve & Ann Packer: Sharing Values Through Giving

Ann was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to California in the 1970s. She met Steve, born and raised in San Diego, while she was a paralegal in San Francisco and he was in medical school at UCSF. They married in 1985, the same year they moved to Monterey for Steve’s pulmonary and critical care practice at Community Hospital of...

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CFMC Offers $1.4 Million in Scholarships

Many Monterey County students aspire to attend college, but the cost of higher education keeps them from achieving that dream. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been working with generous individual, family and business donors to help close the gap. The CFMC announced that more than $1.4 million in scholarship awards are available in 2022 for Monterey County...

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Community Fund for Carmel Valley Grants

The Community Fund for Carmel Valley granted $29,242 in December 2021 to nonprofits that focus on projects and programs benefitting the communities surrounding Carmel Valley. Ten nonprofits received grants to strengthen Carmel Valley communities in areas such as education, safety, meals for families, youth camp scholarships, and other community-enhancing programs. One recipient was Carmel Valley Angel Project (CVAP), which received...

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Designing a Legacy: Michael Reid

Michael Reid dances to his own beat. His path led him from Brooklyn, New York to Monterey County, California. He was the first in his family to attend college and earned a BA in psychology, two Masters’ Degrees and a Ed.D. in Neuromotor Development. He has been married to his partner Bill Robnett for 13 years. Philanthropy has always been...

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Keys to Successful, Equitable Partnerships

By Maria Magaña and Sue Parris, National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) In Fall 2021 we facilitated a nonprofit peer learning group for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) on the topic of partnering with the community – a central tenet for racial equity, diversity and inclusion. Here are some things we discussed that we believe are key for successful, equitable...

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CFMC Fall/Winter Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter, Giving Matters, features our Distinguished Trustees Mel and Regina Mason, a message of gratitude from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin, new additions to staff and year-end giving deadlines and options, including Monterey County Gives! Read Giving Matters

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Southern Monterey County Foundation – Gaining Momentum

The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) is participating in the 2021 Monterey County Gives! end of year giving campaign and supporters are excited! Each gift before December 31, 2021 will receive a pro rata match. The fund, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, serves communities from King City south. It has granted more than $168,000 since 2014....

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Talking Leadership With CNE

By ileana Ortega Brunetti, Capacity Building Associate with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s (CFMC) Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is pleased to welcome Reid Norris to the team as Leadership Development Specialist. Reid will facilitate CNE’s LEAD Institute, which has developed more than 150 local LEADers in the past decade. He will also connect...

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