Now that the restoration of the Western Flyer is nearly complete, we are raising funds to support her next exciting chapter as a platform for education and research. This year, we are honored and excited to have been chosen to participate in Monterey County Gives. MCGives! is a year-end campaign (November 10-December 31) that inspires philanthropy and benefits a wide array of nonprofits, including the Western Flyer Foundation. For the first $75K that we raise, the organizers will provide a 10-15% matching gift!
Once the campaign starts on November 10, you can donate in a number of ways:
Donate directly at montereycountygives.com/westernflyer
Make your check payable to “Community Foundation for Monterey County” with “Western Flyer Foundation” in the memo, and send it to the Community Foundation for Monterey County, 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA, 93940.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)
Donors aged 70 1/2 or older can make a QCD from their IRA directly to the MCGives! campaign. A QCD is a great way for donors to make tax advantageous contributions, especially those who do not itemize their deductions. Donors can simply instruct their IRA administrator to make the distribution directly to the CFMC for the benefit of MCGives! and the Western Flyer Foundation. IRA donors should first go the campaign website and enter their donation information, after which they will receive instructions on how to proceed.
Wire & ACH
Wire & ACH donors should go to the campaign website and enter their donation information, after which they will receive instructions on how to proceed. If further assistance is needed, please contact the Community Foundation of Monterey County at 831.375.9712.
Please contact the Community Foundation of Monterey County at 831-375-9712 for transfer instructions.
Thank you for helping inspire the next generation of ocean scientists, educators, artists, and writers!