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Celebrate Our Schools & Community With Us

The Pasadena Educational Foundation hosts a variety of community events throughout the year. Whether we are celebrating our schools, introducing inspirational speakers, honoring our community leaders, showcasing our student’s talents and accomplishments, or hosting a benefit rock concert, we are constantly finding new ways to involve our community in supporting our public schools.

You can also find us participating in community and  PUSD events such as the First Choice Festival, College Opportunities Fair, Summer Opportunities Fair, Levitt Pavilion Concerts, CicLAvia, and many more.

If you see us at an event, please stop by and say “hello” we would love to meet you.

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 BREAKTHROUGH 2018 was fantastic.

See more here.

The Ray Joiner
CHESS Tournament
Celebrating Volunteerism

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School Divisions
  • Novice to Expert
  • Prizes, and more!

Open to all Pasadena Unified School Students

With support from a 2018 HALO Award.

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Some of our event highlights:

PUSD Welcome Back Breakfast

The Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena Unified School District co-sponsor the annual PUSD Welcome Back Breakfast with the help of our some of our fantastic community partners. Thank you to AFLAC, Blue Shield, California Credit Union, Corner Bakery on Lake, Foresters, NTA, Pacific Educators, Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union, Schools First, United Healthcare, and Valic for supporting our PUSD teachers and staff and getting us off to a great year!

Realtors Read Across PASadena

For the second consecutive year, local realtors headed to the classrooms and libraries of Pasadena Unified School District elementary schools to read aloud to children during the annual Read Across PASadena celebration.

Rock 4 PEF & Battle of the Bands

Rock 4 PEF is a program that engaged our community members and businesses to raise awareness and funds for music education in PUSD schools. It does so through a youth Battle of the Bands music competition that begins online and culminates in a live music festival.

PUSD Board of Education Candidate Forum

On January 23, 2017 at Field Elementary School the Pasadena Education Network (PEN), the PTA Council of Pasadena Unified School District, and the Pasadena Educational Foundation jointly hosted a PUSD Board of Education candidate forum.

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.