There’s No (Good) Excuse to Postpone Estate Planning

There’s a saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  This is especially true when it comes to estate planning. In my practice, I often encounter excuses as to why people fail to plan their estates. I encourage everyone to educate themselves about estate planning. Estate planning is […]

Local Health Assessment

The 2016 Sonoma County Community Health Needs Assessment is a large-scale look at the health of our community as developed collaboratively by local health care providers, health experts, county leaders and residents. The report informs and engages local decision makers, key stakeholders, and the community at-large in efforts to improve the health and well being […]

Three Questions Each Night

A family’s nightly question ritual creates meaningful reflection, laughter, and bonding for all ages. Huffington Post writer, Meg Conley shares her family’s dinner conversation starter questions and the opportunities the questions uncover to dive deeper into the lives of her children. How were you kind today? How were you brave today? How did you fail […]

Preparing for Year End

As much as Sonoma’s autumn heatwaves and rainstorms may have us convinced it is still the beginning of Fall, the holiday season is right around the corner. With the seasonal changes, our thoughts reflect on what we have done for our county’s nonprofits – and what we want to still do. For the more pragmatic […]

Philanthropic Wizard

Community Foundation Sonoma County couldn’t be more proud! We have always known that J Mullineaux is a Philanthropic Wizard but when the University of Washington inducted him into the Huskies’ Hall of Fame this October, they made it official. J was honored for his lifelong work in the philanthropic sector which includes raising over $400 […]

Hounded by the Political Season?

Visit the Charles M. Schulz Museum! If pundits and politicos have left you spinning in recent weeks, re-adjust your wheels and head towards the Schulz Museum for a truly heart-warming and patriotic affair. Prepare to “oooh”, “ahhhh”, and wax nostalgic over the amazing factoids and memorabilia on display at the Mr. Schulz Goes to Washington […]