Donor Stories

Designing a Legacy: Michael Reid

Michael Reid dances to his own beat. His path led him from Brooklyn, New York to Monterey County, California. He was the first in his family to attend college and earned a BA in psychology, two Masters’ Degrees and a Ed.D. in Neuromotor Development. He has been married to his partner Bill Robnett for 13 years. Philanthropy has always been...

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CFMC Fall/Winter Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter, Giving Matters, features our Distinguished Trustees Mel and Regina Mason, a message of gratitude from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin, new additions to staff and year-end giving deadlines and options, including Monterey County Gives! Read Giving Matters

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Monterey County Gives! Rising to the Occasion

By Dan Baldwin and Steve John Welcome to Monterey County Gives! 2021. A year ago we were deep in the abyss of Covid-19, hearing only whispers about an impending vaccination program. Businesses and families who had seen tremendous hardship were still faced with uncertainty. Many nonprofits had canceled fundraisers and were scrambling to make year-end budgets balance. This threatened their...

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Legacy Newsletter 2021

Stories of Legacy Giving Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. The latest issue of our annual “Leaving a Legacy” newsletter introduces donors Jean Duff, and Leslie Mulford, two donors who came to the CFMC for their own specific reasons and have found several different ways the CFMC’s array of...

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Steve & Ann Packer: Sharing Values Through Giving

Ann was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to California in the 1970s. She met Steve, born and raised in San Diego, while she was a paralegal in San Francisco and he was in medical school at UCSF. They married in 1985, the same year they moved to Monterey for Steve’s pulmonary and critical care practice at Community Hospital of...

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