Donor Stories

Monterey County Gives! Rising to the Occasion

By Dan Baldwin and Steve John Welcome to Monterey County Gives! 2021. A year ago we were deep in the abyss of Covid-19, hearing only whispers about an impending vaccination program. Businesses and families who had seen tremendous hardship were still faced with uncertainty. Many nonprofits had canceled fundraisers and were scrambling to make year-end budgets balance. This threatened their...

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Legacy Newsletter 2021

Stories of Legacy Giving Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. The latest issue of our annual “Leaving a Legacy” newsletter introduces donors Jean Duff, and Leslie Mulford, two donors who came to the CFMC for their own specific reasons and have found several different ways the CFMC’s array of...

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Steve & Ann Packer: Sharing Values Through Giving

Ann was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to California in the 1970s. She met Steve, born and raised in San Diego, while she was a paralegal in San Francisco and he was in medical school at UCSF. They married in 1985, the same year they moved to Monterey for Steve’s pulmonary and critical care practice at Community Hospital of...

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Meeting the Moment – 2020 Annual Report

Every household in Monterey County faced challenges in 2020. And so did every business, government, entity, school and nonprofit. We’re very proud of what the CFMC accomplished in 2020. Record gifts and grants. Leadership. All accomplished while the CFMC also worked remotely. We’re here for good. We’re here for you. We’re here to do our best to meet the moment.”...

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Fire Impact Report – Rising Together

Fire Impact Report 2021

In the midst of a global pandemic came one of the most damaging wildfire seasons in California history. Monterey County was hit with three simultaneous blazes in August 2020. The River Fire began burning August 16, 2020 and the Carmel Fire and Dolan Fire followed two days later, causing the loss of more than 117 structures and thousands of evacuations....

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