Donor Stories

Creating a Legacy

Many generous individuals and families choose the Community Foundation for Monterey County as their partner in philanthropy. Providing philanthropic resources through their estates allows the CFMC to truly be “here for good” – here forever, for the good of the community. It’s a testament to these visionary donors that last year the CFMC reached a milestone of more than $110...

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Monterey County Gives! Raises $1.33 Million

The 2014 Monterey County Gives! campaign was the most successful ever thanks to the 1,500 generous donors who supported the campaign. More than $1.33 million was raised to benefit 101 local nonprofits.

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Legacy Society Luncheon Celebrates Impact

More than 150 guests attended the annual Legacy Society Luncheon on February 24 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. President/CEO, Dan Baldwin gave a first glimpse into last year’s asset growth and record grantmaking. He emphasized that the foundation’s impact is only made possible thanks to those who have chosen the CFMC as their philanthropic partner.

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“Becoming Visible” — The Fund for Homeless Women

Michael Reid, associate rector at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church was moved to action by a letter from a formerly homeless woman named Joyce. She described her life as a homeless person, spending the night outside in the elements without a sleeping bag or tent, being vulnerable and living in fear. “She wanted to do whatever she could to make...

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Give Local: The Brown Family Fund

Ann and Jay Brown recently opened the Brown Family Fund at the CFMC. We asked Ann, who was the 2013 CFMC Board Chair, why she and her husband made the decision to partner with the CFMC. The CFMC will be here to take care of the people of Monterey County. You shop local, eat local, why not give local? –...

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