A host of exhilarating events takes place each year surrounding The Carmel Foundation.

We Spring into action in March with Philanthropic Foodies, an extraordinary food and wine event held at the beautiful La Playa hotel.

From there, we Spring forward right into our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April, where we have the pleasure of honoring the many wonderful people who keep our organization thriving.

Summer brings comedy with the ever-popular Comedy at a Reasonable Hour, an evening where laughter fills the room and can be heard in the streets.

In the Fall we hold our Annual Meeting featuring our State of the Union-style presentation with a reception following.

Soon thereafter, a Donor Reception is held to acknowledge those who have included the Foundation in their Estate Plans as well as those who are Pillars of the Foundation, having given a cumulative of $10,000 or more to support the Foundation.

When Winter is on the horizon, we have our largest fundraiser. The Annual Virtual Auction offers the opportunity for the entire community and beyond to bid on exciting items, experiences, and excursions from the comfort and warmth of their own homes.

Thank you to the many donors, sponsors and attendees of the events that help support vibrant programming and services for seniors in our community.

Upcoming Events

The Annual Meeting, held in fall every year, features a short program highlighting the Foundation's programs and services. Following the program, attendees enjoy entertainment and a wine reception in the courtyard.
Comedy at a Reasonable Hour will tickle your funny bone! Stayed tuned for dates to laugh with comedian Richard Stockton and Friends.
Wednesday, October 18, 4:00pm in The Carmel Foundation's Garden Courtyard. Major donors, Pillars of the Foundation and members of our Legacy Society are honored at the Major Donor Reception. This is the Foundation's opportunity to show appreciation for those that have provided substantial financial support over the past year. Invitations have been mailed. Please RSVP to Jen Hollingsworth at 620.8701 or
Philanthropic Foodies is an exquisite gourmet dinner paired with local fine wines to benefit services for seniors in our community. The event is scheduled for Spring 2024. One does not need to be a Foundation member to attend this special event.
A delicious turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, prepared by your Foundation chefs, is served by the Rotary Club of Carmel by the Sea on Thanksgiving Day in Diment Hall. Homebound meals are available and delivered by the Carmel Lions Club.