Donor Stories

RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship – Supporting Golf’s Greatest Lessons

RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship

By Cristina Medina Dirksen,  Community Foundation for Monterey County Communications Coordinator There is no game bigger than golf on the Monterey Peninsula. And there was no insider as connected and beloved as RJ Harper, the Executive Vice President of Golf and Retail at the Pebble Beach Company, who passed away in November, 2017 after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer....

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Growing Giving – Jean Duff

Jean Duff was introduced to philanthropy by her late husband, Jim Duff. Jean, a native of England, met and married Jim in Los Angeles, where Jim had a successful business and they developed a habit of regular giving to local nonprofits. They came to Pebble Beach to retire over 30 years ago. Once they arrived on the Monterey Peninsula, they...

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Supporting the Future -Taylor Farms Scholarship Program Tops $1 Million

Taylor Farms Scholarship 2018

Taylor Farms Scholarship at the CFMC For the past decade, Taylor Farms has been awarding college scholarships to outstanding children of employees looking to further their education, and in 2018, the program doubled! In July 2018, we held Taylor Farms Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) luncheon and awarded 20 students – more than ever before...

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Celebrating Legacy Giving

2019 Legacy Society Luncheon The Legacy Society honors those who have made the important decision to name the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their estate plans to benefit the nonprofit(s) of their choice. This year more than 175 Legacy Society members and friends gathered February 5, 2019 at the annual Legacy Society Luncheon to hear how their partnership with the...

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President’s Blog: Helping the Homeless

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO  It appears a new era of services for the homeless in Monterey County is just around the corner. Approximately $10.5 million in state HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) funds have been approved for Monterey County. Many meetings have taken place to get public feedback, to hear from homeless services providers and...

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