Donor Stories

Caring for Community: Birt and Kathleen Johnson, Jr.

Birt Johnson, Jr. and his wife Kathleen are caring community members. They are both children from career military families who believed Monterey County represented the best place and opportunity to raise 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 the 2019-2020 Board...

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$300,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund Matching Gift from Posey Family Foundation

Monterey County, California — COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. The Posey Family Foundation made a generous matching grant of $300,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) to inspire donors to continue to support pandemic relief. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund has provided...

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Paying it Forward: Judy Guzman Krueger

Judy Guzman Kruger

Judy Guzman Krueger believes those who have achieved have an obligation to reach back and help others. Her parents exemplified this principal. Her father Gilbert, born in CA to immigrant parents, was the only one of 8 children to earn a college degree. This paved his way for success. He was studying Spanish in Mexico and met her mother, Elvira,...

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Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

Year End Giving

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2020. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful difference. We can help you customize a solution that works for you. Be sure to make your gifts by the deadlines for a...

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