Donor Stories

Sharing Success – Steve and Marti Diamond 

Steve and Marti Diamond Scholarship Fund “Giving adds another dimension to our life. We want to give people hope and opportunity that they wouldn’t otherwise have.”– Steve and Marti Diamond Steve and Marti Diamond both started from humble beginnings. At age 15, Steve was awarded an academic scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans. He earned a B.S. in theoretical...

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Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2022. 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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S.T.A.R. Foundation Grand Finale

S.T.A.R. Foundation Closes: Grants $500,000 to Sol Treasures, Creates Performing Arts Scholarship “The performing arts are the guiding star of who you are because if you don’t have the performing arts in your life, what’s the point of living?” – Reg Huston Reg Huston is so humble, he can’t remember the names of the awards he’s received in his 50+...

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Fund for Homeless Women Celebrates 10 Years

10th Anniversary Celebration for Fund for Homeless Women August 11, 2022 Friends both old and new gathered at Monterey Peninsula Country Club to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fund for Homeless Women of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Founders Michael Reid, Marion Penn and Kathy Whilden were honored. Congratulations to Three Amigos recipient Karin Strasser Kauffman. Thank you...

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Connecting for Good – 2021 Annual Report

Connecting for Good accurately reflects our role in 2021. We gained skills in many new areas, skills that will be used again and again. We are, after all, Here for Good. – Teri Belli, CFMC Board Chair We are proud to share with you our 2021 Annual Report. It is 40 pages of compelling stories showing the work the CFMC...

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