Donor Stories

Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

Year End Giving

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2021. 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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Stories of Legacy Giving

Stories of Legacy Giving Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Our latest legacy newsletter shares the stories of Steve and Barbara Brooks, Charlie Snorf, Maxwell Chaplin, Lowel Figen, Terry Jones Haber and Jim Valentine, whose generosity will leave a lasting impact. Whether you have a specific charitable vision,...

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CFMC Awards More Than $3 Million in COVID-19 Grants

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has provided critical funding for food, housing, mental health and program support to nonprofits serving Monterey County residents in need. The CFMC granted $3,023,762 in the first six months(through September 16,...

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Leslie Mulford: Flexibility with IRA Giving

Leslie Mulford has always had philanthropy in her life, but she just didn’t call it by that name.   The instinct in me has always been to do small things for people who need it.” – Leslie Mulford Working & Saving Leslie has worked very hard for her earnings, combining years of study with shifts in careers. She attended law...

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The Adventure of Giving: Michael and Gloria Ipson

By Amanda Holder, Community Foundation for Monterey County Director of Communications Michael Ipson, a Washington native raised in California, was attending U.C. Berkeley when he went to the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an exchange student. He met Gloria, a native of China, who was studying literature at the same campus. He proposed within seven months and they married...

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