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CFMC Names Three to Board of Directors

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Romero Jalomo, Adriana Melgoza and Jennifer Walker to their Board of Directors. Romero Jalomo, a native of Wilmington, CA and 21-year resident of Salinas, is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Hartnell College, a role he has held since 2013. Romero is a steering partner...

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My Scholarship Story: Ismael Rocha

Ismael Rocha, College Futures Monterey County Scholarship Recipient, has gone from high school student dreaming of attending college to living his dream and now, giving back.  I can assure you that your investment in people like me will be one of the best ones you can ever make. I can assure you all that I will not let you down...

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Caring for Community: Birt and Kathleen Johnson, Jr.

Birt Johnson, Jr. and his wife Kathleen are deeply committed to their community. They are both children of career military families who believed Monterey County represented one of the best places to raise their families. Giving Time and Treasure Birt has been active on many local boards of directors, including the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC), where served as...

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What’s on Your Canvas? Nonprofits Adjust Amid Uncertainty

By Susie Polnaszek Program Officer and Acting Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Almost every organization has had to adjust its operations due to COVID-19. Our partners at El Pajaro CDC shared a useful tool, and I’d like to pass it along: the Business Model Canvas. This one-page resource helps you name the key...

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CFMC Offers $1.25 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 $1.25 million in scholarship awards are available for Monterey County students. These...

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Power Up with Pro Bono Support for 2021

Pro Bono Resources for Nonprofits Stanford ACT Consulting Team Offers For-Profit Management Techniques for Nonprofits For 15 years, the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) Monterey Bay has offered business expertise and consulting pro bono to selected nonprofits. Project types have ranged from board development, business model analysis, strategic planning and more. Sunset Cultural Center turned to Stanford ACT for help...

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