Donor Stories

Caring for Community: Birt and Kathleen Johnson, Jr.

Birt Johnson, Jr. and his wife Kathleen are deeply committed to their community. They are both children of career military families who believed Monterey County represented one of the best places to raise their families. Giving Time and Treasure Birt has been active on many local boards of directors, including the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC), where served as...

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$300,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund Matching Gift from Posey Family Foundation

Monterey County, California — COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. The Posey Family Foundation made a generous matching grant of $300,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) to inspire donors to continue to support pandemic relief. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund has provided...

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Paying it Forward: Judy Guzman Krueger

Judy Guzman Kruger

Judy Guzman Krueger believes those who have achieved have an obligation to reach back and help others. Her parents exemplified this principal. Her father Gilbert, born in CA to immigrant parents, was the only one of 8 children to earn a college degree. This paved his way for success. He was studying Spanish in Mexico and met her mother, Elvira,...

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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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