A philanthropic San Luis Obispo couple donated $100,000 to help a local charity, topping off a giving spree in recent months that totals nearly $900,000.
Sammy and Michael Pineau contributed the money to The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, which offers financial support to nonprofit groups in the county, about a month ago, according to a news release from the foundation.
In the past, the foundation has awarded more than $2 million in grants and scholarships, with most of the money staying local, according to the release.
The Pineaus made eight similar-sized contributions to charitable organizations in the county about the same time, Sammy Pineau said.
In January, they contributed $100,000 to Jack’s Helping Hand, an organization that provides assistance and programs to children with cancer and special needs.
Another $100,000 went to the Quality of Life Plus Program, a nonprofit group that offers support to military members injured in the line of duty. The couple also donated $100,000 to the Woods Humane Society in December.
The couple also made an $86,000 donation to The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County.