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 August, the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea are filled with collector cars during CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE with the Foundation as the non-profit beneficiary.

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.

Yearly Events

Philanthropic Foodies
January 19, 2017
This event is an evening of great food and wine benefiting The Carmel Foundation. This year, guests will enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with local wines at La Playa Carmel.

The Carmel Foundation
Annual Gala

April 8, 2017
Our next Gala will be held at the exclusive Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Guests will enjoy a wine reception and silent auction followed by a seated dinner, live auction and dancing. This is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event.

Boomers Comedy
& Music Shows

Summer 2017
The Boomers shows celebrate the Baby Boomers’ journey. Conjuring the spirit of the 1960’s through stand-up comedy and music, these 75 minute shows will keep this generation thoroughly entertained.


August 15, 2017
Since its inception, The Carmel Foundation has had the honor being the non-profit beneficiary of CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. During this prestigious event, 18 blocks of downtown Carmel are filled with collector cars, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering.

Annual Meeting
September 27, 2016
This meeting, open to Carmel Foundation members, features a short program highlighting the Foundation’s programs and services. Following the program, attendees enjoy entertain and a wine reception in the courtyard. A limited number of free tickets are available.

Major Donor

Fall 2017
Major donors, Pillars of the Foundation and members of our Legacy Society will be 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.