PEF Legacy Tree Planting Ceremony

Celebrating Our Communities Deep Roots at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy

On a beautiful, clear, and warm afternoon in February we celebrated the planting of our first PEF Legacy Tree in honor of the Helen and Will Webster Foundation at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy. The Webster Foundation was the recipient of PEF’s Exemplary Service Award for their incredibly generous and visionary support of the community, PEF, and our public schools

Our roots are deep in this community,” said Rich Webster. “My father attended Eliot, as did two of my brothers, and our daughter. We know that the cultivation of this Legacy Tree will coincide with the cultivation of young minds through a high quality education here at Eliot and beyond.”

While the Eliot jazz band played students, teachers, administrators, and PUSD School Board members wielded shovels to plant the sturdy new Oak. The Legacy Tree site, located on Eliot’s expansive front lawn, marks the North East Corner of the original San Pasqual Ranch. The tree that once stood there was brought down by the wind storm in 2001.

The Pasadena Educational Foundation, now celebrating our 45th anniversary, exists to bring the resources of our community into our public schools. This new Oak tree will be a beacon highlighting the partnership, collaboration, and support of the Webster Foundation.

Thank you to the Webster Foundation all who support PEF and our Pasadena Unified public schools.