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Family philanthropy expert Sharna Goldseker facilitated the Greater Good Donor Forum recently. She also partnered with the Johnson Center for Philanthropy to release a study on #NextGen Donors....

The CTE Foundation, housed at the Community Foundation Sonoma County, granted nearly $400,000 to Sonoma County students this past year....

The third grade class at the Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts has been engaged in a very important discussion about the community, a conversation that J Mullineaux of the Community Foundation was happy to join. The teacher of this class, Miss Bonnie Raines,...

Family is paramount to Dean and Belinda (Bo) Soiland. So is faith. Dean, like most of his siblings, got his start in his father Marv Soiland’s sand and gravel business before he and Bo launched their BoDean Company for aggregates and asphalt in 1989. Along...

A few weeks ago J Mullineaux, our Vice President for Philanthropic Planning, had the great honor of interviewing two exceptional people and philanthropists at the Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council monthly membership meeting.  Steve Oliver and Jean Schulz are well-known in our community for their...

Sharna Goldseker, expert leader on next generation family philanthropy will be facilitating a conversation and series of activities at the April 29th Professional Advisors Group meeting.  For a sneak peak at her research (in partnership with Dr. Michael Moody of Johnson Center for Philanthropy), see...

Professional advisors face unique situations and expectations when navigating conversations with clients about their charitable intentions.  Occasionally, those situations arise in an obvious or linear way, other times opportunities may arise to begin a charitable conversation when you least expect it. Community Foundation Sonoma County has...

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