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Spring/Summer 2020

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80 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 2 0 Other groups, such as Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, followed suit within hours of Governor Gavin Newsom prohibiting groups to congregate. "You put so much time and energy into these events. This event raises half our annual budget for the medical care of the dogs taken into the program. It's a huge chunk of money us," says Co-Founder and Executive Director Carie Broecker. "We went online, and it did pretty well, but not as well as had we done in person. No one asked for a refund of the cost of their ticket purchase. Most sponsors allowed us to keep the money. So, it wasn't a total loss, but it wasn't the same." Holly Zoller, president and CEO of the Carmel Foundation, which serves local senior citizens, not only had to cancel their fundraiser, but will also have to use reserves in order to keep services uninterrupted. "For us, it's batten down the hatches. Our budget relies on bequests. You have lean years and good years, so we are used to the up and down. But the gala is our biggest event of the year. It's the one chunk of change. This event was to go directly to housing. We have 50 low-income senior apartments in downtown Carmel. They (tenants) will never have to move, but we'll have to dip into our rainy-day fund." Zoller says despite the stretch, they'll continue serving lunches to hun- dreds of seniors in Carmel every week. "The 'oh shit' part hasn't gone away yet," says Dan Baldwin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Baldwin says the County is now working under conditions usually reserved for a natural disaster. "We tend to think of that situation in terms of a natural, physical, quan- tifiable disaster, where you can look downstream—where it's not a perfect Dr. Johnathan Fradkin and Dyana Klein started Max's Helping Paws Foundation in honor of their miniature pinscher.

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