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Alan Shugart

Alan Shugart

Born and raised in California, Alan Shugart attended the University of Redlands where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics. Al played a key role in determining the future of information technology. He worked for IBM Corporation for 18 years,...

American Culinary Federation Monterey Bay Chapter

American Culinary Federation Monterey Bay Chapter

The mission of the American Culinary Federation is to make a positive difference for culinarians internationally through education, apprenticeship, and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere. ACF is the...

Anthony Nicholas Narigi

Anthony Nicholas Narigi

The Anthony Narigi Memorial Fund was established in Anthony’s name shortly after his death. It encompasses two components; The Anthony Nicholas Narigi Baseball Endowment Fund and The Anthony Nicholas Narigi Hospitality Scholarship Fund. Anthony was an excellent...

CHISPA Housing

CHISPA Housing

CHISPA (Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.) is the largest private, nonprofit housing developer based in Monterey County. Since its incorporation in 1980, CHISPA has built and renovated 2,268 single-family homes and apartments for...

Church Brothers - True Leaf Farms

Church Brothers - True Leaf Farms

Church Brothers – True Leaf Farms is a family-run produce, grower/processor and shipper based in Salinas, CA. Starting with Bruce Church, (Tom and Steve’s uncle) the Church name is an institution in Salinas Valley agriculture. As brothers, Tom and Steve have always...

Elizabeth "Libby" May Over

Elizabeth "Libby" May Over

Elizabeth “Libby” May Olver was born Lizabeth Krausus on February 9, 1922 in Brownsdale, Pennsylvania. When she was seven years old both of her parents were killed in a fire. She and her sister were adopted by Bill and Meta Campbell of Carbondale, Pennsylvania where...

Emerging Leaders Society of United Way Monterey County

Emerging Leaders Society of United Way Monterey County

Emerging Leaders Society of United Way Monterey County supports United Way Monterey County’s mission, vision, and initiatives by promoting the value of volunteering and philanthropy by taking action to make sustainable change within Monterey County. Emerging Leaders...

Henry Kazuo Hibino

Henry Kazuo Hibino

Henry Kazuo Hibino, 84, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019. A native of Salinas, he was born October 23, 1934 to Frank and Sen Hibino, and lived in Salinas most of his life. He graduated from Salinas High School in 1952, received his associates degree from...

Hugo and Dolores Tottino

Hugo and Dolores Tottino

Hugo & Dolores Tottino were married in 1951 and have spent their entire life in Castroville. Hugo was born in 1926 and grew up in Castroville. After graduating from Salinas High, he went on to serve in the US Navy. After his return home he went to work with his...

James Bliss and Annette Sward

James Bliss and Annette Sward

The James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship was created as a memorial to James Bliss in the year 2000. Jim was a resident of Monterey County, California for 25 years and active in firefighting and prevention for 38 years. Jim retired as Chief...

Joel and Dena Gambord

Joel and Dena Gambord

Founders Joel and Dena Gambord grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and called the community of Monte Sereno home for many years. After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, Joel formed a building and land development business that focused on residential and...

John S. Myszak

John S. Myszak

John S. Myszak (1934-2003) spent his life instilling in young people a love of learning and preparing them for success. After putting himself through college by teaching children (and adults) ballroom dancing, he embarked on a 38 year teaching career during which he...

Margaret and Seba Bronson

Margaret and Seba Bronson

Margaret and Seba Bronson were married in 1941 and spent their entire married lives in Castroville until their deaths in 1985 and 1986. Seba Bronson was born in 1906 and raised on a ranch in Watsonville and came to Castroville in 1926 to help his widowed sister run...

Mary (Dean) Kier Tyler, C. L. Kier, and Andrew Kier

Mary (Dean) Kier Tyler, C. L. Kier, and Andrew Kier

Mary (Dean) Kier Tyler had a teaching career that began in 1954 in a one-room schoolhouse outside of Sacramento. She taught here in Monterey County from 1956 until her retirement in 1975. She taught elementary, severely handicapped, and bilingual students, and was a...

Monica Abbott

Monica Abbott

Monica, a North Salinas High School graduate, played softball at the University of Tennessee, was a medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she threw the first perfect Olympic game and member of the two-time world champion USA National Team. She played...

Morse Foundation

Morse Foundation

The Morse Foundation provides funding to assist eligible Monterey Peninsula Country Club employees and/or their immediate family members who wish to obtain undergraduate/postgraduate college education, attend a certification course, achieve a professional...

Roger and Kate Bartels

Roger and Kate Bartels

This scholarship fund was established to celebrate the loving and generous spirits of Roger and Kate Bartels. Roger was a naval aviator and skilled plastic surgeon. During his 33 years as a surgeon, he practiced in Alabama, had private practices in Florida and...

Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club

Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club

Mission Statement Our mission – enrich all member’s lives by providing exceptional hospitality experiences through outstanding service, engaging programs, and excellent facilities for golf, dining, social, and recreational activities. Vision • Enhance the “Sharon...

Smith Family Scholarship Fund

Smith Family Scholarship Fund

The Smith Family Scholarship honors the memory of Ross and Roberta Smith. Both were raised and resided in Pacific Grove from the early 1920’s until their marriage in 1948. They were four years apart in school, but each attended Pacific Grove’s elementary school and...

Taylor Farms

Taylor Farms

Taylor is North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods. Taylor Farms is grounded in a commitment to quality with products harvested, packaged and shipped at the peak of freshness. Taylor Farms focuses on innovation by consistently developing new...

The California Rodeo Association

The California Rodeo Association

The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual...

Women's Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County

Women's Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County

The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Women’s Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. We bring resources together, identify priorities and fund solutions. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and making...

World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area

World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area

The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area, Inc. is a nonprofit, non-partisan, tax-exempt 501©3 organization, EIN-0301206, established to promote the presentation, discussion, and study of international affairs. The Council (WACMB) was founded in 1951 and...