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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.

Luisa Rengifo-Estrada

Board President

Erik Berg

Vice President, Development

Del Lile

Vice President,
Community Engagement & Advocacy

Kathy Onoye

Vice President, Board Affairs

Sarah Deschenes

Vice President, Programs

Dawn Carson O’Keeffe


Dominick Correy


Felita Kealing

Immediate Past President

George A. Brumder

Karen Burgess

William B. Creim

Frances Chiang Dayman

D. Barton Doyle

Karina Montilla Edmonds

Niki Elliott

Jonathan S. Fuhrman

Tamerlin J. Godley

Lawton Gray

Lorena Yépez Hernandez

Roberto Hernandez

Carina Jacobs

Jane Kaczmarek

Rick Kidd

Sharon Lefler

Julia McCallin

Lorna Touryan Miller

Jennifer Miyake-Trapp

Linda Morales

Angelita Mont O’Brien

Mabell Garcia Paine

James Patterson

Marguerite Ann Snow

Alma M. Stokes

William E. Thomson, Jr.

LaWayne Williams

Melissa Winham

Leadership Advisory Council

George Abdo
Guil Babcock

David M. Davis
Steve English
Joan H. Fauvre

Priscilla Gamb
Jacqueline Jacobs
Maria Khader-Karp

Harvey Knell
Doug Kranwinkle
Molly Munger

Wendy Munger
Elizabeth W. Pomeroy
Charles Read

Scott W. Van Dellen
Rich Webster
Felicia Williams

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
Email: pef@pasedfoundation.org

Patrick Conyers

Executive Director

Phyllis Fash | Scholarships Manager
626.396.3625 x88521

Tony Gordo | Programs Manager
626.396.3625 x88356

Nancy Carol Inguanzo | Community Engagement Manager
626.396.3625 x88352

Marleni Jimenez | Development Manager
626.396.3625 x88358

Stuart Litjen | Projects Coordinator

Monica Bosserman Lopez | Marketing Director
626.396.3625 x88357

Laura McKinzie | Accounting Director
626.396.3625 x88355

Chris Perez | Development Associate
626.396.3625 x88349

Ana Maria Piñeros | Accountant
626.396.3625 x88355

Sehba Sarwar | Student Engagement Manager
626.396.3625 x88188

David Spiro | Development Director
626.396.3625 x88372

Teresa Wang | Senior Development Associate
626.396.3625 x88351