CRAs Carmel Youth Center Matching Donation Campaign - Summer 2024

At CRA's Annual Meeting Jun 6th, we announced this CRA Summer 2024 Matching Donation Campaign.  We challenge our members and our community to support the future of our Village - our youth are our future Your CRA organization and Board of Directors recognizes, values and supports our next generation of citizens through this donation and scholarships and much more.

This Matching Campaign Ends July 31, 2024 - so please donate to Carmel Youth Center now. Direct CYC donations here!

CRA is engaging our membership in matching our organization's $5000 donation - to support the Carmel Youth Center in creating a safe haven for all participating youth at the center.  Your additional contributions will help support CYC's summer camp, after school programs, early learning programs, associated programs supplies, as well as providing assistance with building maintenance to accommodate these and future programs.

TO DONATE: You can make your matching tax deductible donation (in what ever amount may work for you) by
* going to the CYC website,, or this direct donation page,  selecting the "CRA Match" option 
* or by mailing your check donation directly to: Carmel Youth Center, PO Box 2399, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca 93921, with a "CRA Match" note included. 

YOUR QUESTIONS: If you have questions, email to [email protected], stop by the center on 4th Avenue between Junipero and Torres Street, or call 831-624-3285 or 831-620-9196

TAX INFO:  Carmel Youth Center is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax ID 94-1415306.

 Carmel Residents Organization honors the memory of Erling (Erl) Lagerholm with this $5,000 Donation

CRA became a recipient of a generous bequest from the estate of longtime member Erl Lagerholm. In granting this bequest, it was Erl’s intent to recognize the value and importance of non-profit community groups working for the benefit of the Village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
A venerable and beloved Carmelite, Erl Lagerholm was born October 4, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. After completing his education, he enlisted in the Navy and served as an officer during World War II, continuing in a successful and fulfilling Navy career until his retirement in 1982.
Following in the footsteps of his parents, Erl moved to Carmel in 1988. He more than repaid a warm welcome to his new home by becoming an active contributor to the community. He was a tireless traveler, crossing the Atlantic in an 80-foot sloop. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and many of the highest Appalachian peaks. He trekked in Alaska, British Columbia, Peru and New Zealand. Amid his many travels, he found time to share a lifetime of experience by serving on several Carmel area boards and planning committees. 
Erl Lagerholm passed away in February 2016. A many-faceted gentleman, his wit and his warmth are missed by those who were fortunate to have known him and to share his long and remarkable life. But that is, happily, not the end of the story. Erl’s contributions to Carmel will continue well past the time he left us at the age of 93. Thanks to his generous bequest, CRA, Carmel, and the recipients from a variety of community projects will benefit from his generosity far into the future.
CRA welcomed Erl Lagerholm’s bequest and suggests that a legacy gift, such as his, is a fitting way to continue serving the community long after the donor is no longer with us.
CRA Board honors the memory of bequests, by periodically evaluating and then awarding
these precious funds to significant Village causes and not toward our normal operating costs.