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

We kick off the year in January with Philanthropic Foodies, an extraordinary food and wine event.

In Spring we hold The Gala, our largest fundraiser. Guests enjoy a wine reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and dinner at one of the peninsula's premier event venues.

In Fall, we hold our Annual Meeting where a state-of-the-union style presentation is made with a reception following.

Soon thereafter, the Foundation acknowledges our major donors, those that have included the Foundation in their estate plans, and those that are Pillars of the Foundation.

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 2023 dates to laugh with comedian Richard Stockton and Friends.
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 will be mailed.
Since its inception, The Carmel Foundation has had the honor being the non-profit beneficiary of CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. The event is currently not scheduled. Please stay tuned for furture developments.
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 March 24, 2023, 6:30pm. Please stay tuned for the menu for the meal prepared by La Playa Executive Chef Boris Ilabaca to be paired with wines from Chalone Vineyards. 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.
A sumptuous holiday pork loin dinner, with all of the trimmings prepared by your Foundation chefs, will be availabe served on Christmas Day in Diment Hall. The Carmel Host Lions Club will be delivering dinner to homebound members.
The New Year's Eve Party will be held in Diment Hall on December 31, 3:00pm. New Year rings in at Greenwhich Mean Time at 4:00pm. Music by Bag O'Tricks. Dancing, champagne and refreshments!
A delicious Prime Rib Lunch or Dinner will be served at the Foundation. Stay tuned for date and time.