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  1. 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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  2. Stories of Legacy Giving

    Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Whether you have a specific charitable vision, would like to support a field of interest or leave an unrestricted gift, the CFMC will steward the philanthropic resources entrusted to us and make sure your unique wishes are realized. Here are just some...

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  3. Cause & Effect Philanthropy: Joel & Dena Gambord

    Dena and Joel Gambord

    Joel and Dena Gambord are full of life and their vitality and excitement are reflected in their passion for giving. The Gambords, who reside in Pebble Beach, met in the San Jose area and have been married for 46 years. Joel and Dena’s families were hardworking. “We came from families that were not able to give. We are the first...

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  4. Generation to Generation – Planning Your Succession of Giving

    Legacy Planning

    By Betsy Buchalter Adler, Guest Blogger, Community Foundation for Monterey County Board member, Donor Educator Series Presenter In my parents’ modest home, back in the 1950s, there was a “pushke” – a small tin box with a slot in the top for coins. At the end of his workday, when my father emptied his pockets, the change went into the pushke....

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  5. IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution – A Great Way to Give

    Contributing from your IRA to a fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an easy way to reduce your tax burden and make a significant gift to support causes you care about. In retirement the IRS requires you to withdraw a certain amount (a required minimum distribution) from your IRA each year whether...

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  6. Creating a Legacy – Jim Valentine

    Creating a Legacy, and Peace of Mind Prior to retirement, a very busy Jim Valentine oversaw 16 skilled nursing facilities, was chief executive officer of a hospital and two retirement homes, and was a successful businessman. Accomplished, and charitable, Jim also owned some complicated assets that presented a quandary of how best to turn them into charitable gifts. “My interest in...

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  7. The Art of Giving – The Lenore and Dale Meyer Fund

    Lenore and Dale Meyer

    Dale Meyer, a transplant from glamorous Miami Beach, has had an illustrious life. Her late father, Hank, was legendary in the field of public relations in South Florida. He had a vital role in bringing more than 60 TV shows to originate in Miami Beach in the 1950s and 60s.  (The Jackie Gleason show twice aired a ballet performance of...

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