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CFMC Spring 2022 Newsletter

The Spring 2022 Newsletter, Giving Matters, includes a message of gratitude from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin and the latest news. Record $36 Million Granted VIDA Support Extended Monterey County Gives! success Donor story: A Great Idea – The Jett Fighter Fund Center for Nonprofit Excellence and LEAD Institute update New funds and board members CFMC 2022...

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Women’s Fund Grants More than $100,000

Although the CFMC could not hold its annual Women’s Fund Luncheon due to COVID-19, donor investment continues to generate impact. Thanks to recent donations in combination with the Women’s Fund endowment, the fund granted more than $100,000 to five organizations in March 2022. The power of these grants is evident. Shannon, an MPC student from Salinas and previous recipient, shared...

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Guide to Gift Planning

New Guide Simplifies Gift Planning The new CFMC “Create Your Legacy” Guide to Gift Planning reviews the benefits of different types of charitable gifts. It simplifies the many options available by explaining how donors can support the causes or nonprofits of their choice through vehicles including: Donor advised funds Gifts of appreciated stock or real estate Life Income Gifts Charitable...

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A Great Idea – The Jett Fighter Fund

Jett Ramsey loved rainbows, the color green and his pet rabbit, Pepper Pancake. His grandmother, Debbie Harlan, speaks warmly of watching him ride around in his little green Jeep the months before he passed away, at age 5, of pediatric brain cancer. “He loved that Jeep….he rode it around just everywhere in his pajamas. He was always wearing his pajamas.”...

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VIDA Champions Announced

­­VIDA Leadership and Community Health Workers Select 25 People for Special Recognition Monterey County, California — The VIDA (Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid) leadership team and VIDA community health workers (CHWs) have chosen to recognize 25 community members who contributed to the success of VIDA and, in turn, the health of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These VIDA Champions...

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“What Keeps You Here?” Engaging Your Best People

by Susie Polnaszek, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) Staying Engaged – An Evolving Challenge Staying engaged at work right now can feel like a dance. If it’s a dance, then the tempo keeps changing and we’re learning new steps. Michaelle Stanford, who presented our recent CNE webinar, called this a “uniquely disruptive time” in the workplace.  A poll asked...

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