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  1. Engaging for Good – 2018 Annual Report

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    You know an organization is on solid footing when new levels of success are expected each year. 2018 was no different. We granted a record $18.7 million. Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) donor advisors are more active than ever, utilizing their funds to make significant investments into Monterey County. Scholarship funding took another huge leap to $1.3 million with...

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  2. President’s Blog: Passion + Community = Impact

    By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Thomas Friedman famously wrote that PQ (Passion Quotient) + CQ (Curiosity Quotient) = IQ (Intelligence Quotient). If you ever get the chance to hear him speak on this, take full advantage; it’s captivating and energizing. With apologies to Mr. Friedman, I’d like to offer a variant for community foundations. The equation...

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  3. CFMC Names New Board Members

    CFMC Welcomes New Board Members

    Dr. José Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Giff Lehman Join Board of Directors The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Gifford Lehman to their Board of Directors. José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Education at...

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  4. Supporting the Future -Taylor Farms Scholarship Program Tops $1 Million

    Taylor Farms Scholarship 2018

    Taylor Farms Scholarship at the CFMC For the past decade, Taylor Farms has been awarding college scholarships to outstanding children of employees looking to further their education, and in 2018, the program doubled! In July 2018, we held Taylor Farms Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) luncheon and awarded 20 students – more than ever before...

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  5. President’s Blog: Neighbor Helping Neighbor

    Dan Baldwin CFMC President/CEO

    By Daniel R  Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County As we approach the holiday season and the end of the year, it’s natural to start thinking about what has transpired in 2018. People are justifiably nervous about the advent of a “new normal” in which hardline divisiveness and rough-edged public discourse rule the day. But there is something about...

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  6. Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

    Year-End Giving

    Giving Options There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2018. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. You can give to causes you care about while gaining maximum tax benefit.” – Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful...

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  7. President’s Blog: Donor Advised Funds – Creating Impact

    Donor advised funds

    By Daniel R. Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County For the past several months, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have been the subject of considerable negative press. And by association community foundations have been drawn into the discussion. Questions about DAFs have been raised in some quarters for many years, especially since financial services providers such as Fidelity and Schwab...

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