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Building Dynamic Community Partnerships to Support Our Schools

Pasadena Educational Foundation unites the power of our committed community to help to raise between $12 and $15 million dollars a year for the Pasadena Unified School District. Those funds include large government grants, foundation grants, individual, and corporate donations, which together help us support myriad essential programs from the large to the small. Some programs are run by PEF, others by PUSD, and still others represent various levels of partnership. From the smallest Friendship Bench to the largest Magnet Program, PEF works with our community partners to impact every student, every school, every day!

“The support that the Pasadena Educational Foundation provides our schools is essential to keeping our momentum going. Our schools are stronger today and will be even stronger tomorrow thanks to this outstanding partnership.”

—Dr. Brian McDonald
Superintendent, Pasadena Unified School District

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Our Board

The Pasadena Educational Foundation is led by a diverse group of volunteer board members who are deeply rooted in our community, committed to the mission of the organization, and passionate about public education. Board members are business and civic leaders, educators, parents, and professionals who collectively work to make a better future for our students and our community.


Board President

Sarah Deschenes

Vice President, Programs

Felita Kealing

Vice President,
Community Engagement & Advocacy

Sandy Roberts

Vice President, Development

Melissa Winham

Vice President, Board Affairs

D. Barton Doyle


James Patterson


William B. Creim

Immediate Past President

Erik Berg

George A. Brumder

Maureen Carlson

Lydia Idem Finkley

Jonathan S. Fuhrman

Jill Girod

Tamerlin J. Godley

Anett Hill

Jane Kaczmarek

Lucy Lamb

Sharon Lefler

Del Lile

Julia McCallin

Lorna Touryan Miller

Jennifer Miyake-Trapp

Angelita Mont O’Brien

Dawn Carson O’Keeffe

Luisa Rengifo

Marguerite Ann Snow

Alma M. Stokes

Erica Tejeda

William E. Thomson, Jr.

Felicia Williams

LaWayne Williams

Leadership Advisory Council

George Abdo
Guil Babcock
Mike Babcock
Olin Barrett

David M. Davis
Steve English
Joan H. Fauvre
Priscilla Gamb

Adelaide Hixon
Maria Khader-Karp
Harvey Knell
Doug Kranwinkle
Kim Lum

Molly Munger
Wendy Munger
Dianne Philibosian
Bill Podley

Diane Rankin
Charles Read
Robin Salzer

Diane Scott
Scott W. Van Dellen
Rich Webster
Joe Zeronian

Our Staff

The Pasadena Educational Foundation staff, led by Executive Director Patrick Conyers, are deeply committed to the mission of PEF and the students, schools, and teachers in the Pasadena Unified School District. Every day they bring a collaborative spirit, dedication, and resourcefulness that allows them to impact the lives of every student at every school every day.

Contact Us
351 South Hudson Avenue, Room 153
Pasadena, CA 91101

Main number: 626-396-3625
Fax: 626-577-6733
Email: pef@pasedfoundation.org

Patrick Conyers

Executive Director


George Chou Technology Coordinator- STEM
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Myra Cumlat Development Associate

Phyllis Fash Administrative Manager- STEM
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Tony Gordo Programs Coordinator
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Marleni Jimenez Development Associate
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Monica Bosserman Lopez Marketing Director

Sofia Maltos Office Coordinator

Laura McKinzie Accounting Director
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Kelly Mejia STEM Program Associate
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Angela Parris Development Director
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Ana Maria Pineros Accountant
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Jamie C. Powell Programs Manager

Allison Pultz Volunteer Coordinator

David Spiro Grants Director
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Curt Thompson IT Manager- STEM
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