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Celebrating Our Schools

Celebrating Our Schools

Every spring our community of supporters gathers together to celebrate our schools, hear inspirational speakers, and honor our champions of public education. Our Spring Event supports the work of the Pasadena Educational Foundation to support the priorities and forward-thinking initiatives of our school district, and helps PEF provide award-winning art programs, summer school, and cutting-edge classroom technology. The Spring Event is sponsored by individual and business patrons throughout the community.

Celebrating Our Schools INNOVATE 2016

Thank you for joining with your fellow community members to ignite the spark of innovation in our schools at our annual event.
Special Guest Speaker
President, Virgin Galactic

Exemplary Service Award
Community Arts Advocate

Featuring our first LAUNCHPAD
An Innovation Showcase

Guests got hands on and had fun at our first innovation showcase featuring interactive exhibits and experiences highlighting Pasadena Unified’s outstanding students and remarkable programs.

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Celebrating Our Schools 2015


This year we will celebrate our community partners in presenting The Helen and Will Webster Foundation with this year's Exemplary Service Award, our teachers as we honor Ray Joiner with an Outstanding Educator Award, and our students as we introduce you to Marshall senior Caolan John a PEF Summer program volunteer and 3D printing student who is off to UC Berkeley in the fall.

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Spring Event 2014

PEF honored Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Actor/Activist Edward James Olmos for their tremendous support of our community and public education.

More on Spring Event 2014 here >>


Spring Event 2013

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Veitch

President, Occidental College


Exemplary Service Awards
Maureen Donnelly Carlson
Merrill Lynch
Skills Enrichment Program


More on Spring Event 2013 here >>