Donor Stories

Steve and Barbara Brooks: Honoring Neighbors

Did you know that you can donate real estate or complex assets to the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) to benefit your favorite causes? The story below illustrates how Steve and Barbara Brooks partnered with the CFMC and donated their rental property to create a Charitable Remainder Trust to increase their income during their lifetime and leave a legacy...

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Stories of Legacy Giving

Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Whether you have a specific charitable vision, would like to support a field of interest or leave an unrestricted gift, the CFMC will steward the philanthropic resources entrusted to us and make sure your unique wishes are realized. Here are just some...

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Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

Year-End Giving

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2019. 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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Honoring a Legacy: John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers

By Cristina Medina Dirksen Communications Coordinator, Community Foundation for Monterey County Teacher John Myszak went the extra mile to instill in young people a love of learning and to prepare them for success. After putting himself through college by teaching children (and adults) ballroom dancing, he embarked on a teaching career during which he made it a point discover the way each...

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Give Where You Live: Andy and Steffanie Smith

Andrewand Stephanie Smith

By Amanda Holder Director of Communications, Community Foundation for Monterey County Andy and Steffanie Smith are as committed in their giving as they were to their agricultural endeavors. Andy was born and raised in Salinas, and founded his first business Andrew Smith Company, a bulk bin shipper, in 1973. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to invest in numerous produce and...

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