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A Gift of Music. Thank You.

“Thanks to the generous gift from Ms. Leslie Zasa of a beautiful looking and sounding baby grand piano, Altadena Arts Magnet is able to accompany their musical shows in true artistic style. From guest pianists to our own teachers, this piano is lovingly played and enjoyed by the entire Altadena…...

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Thank You Toyota of Pasadena

Thank you to Toyota of Pasadena for supporting the Pasadena Educational Foundation and our PUSD schools with a donation of $5,000. Community support makes it possible for PEF to help create a vibrant and enriching educational experience for every student, at every school, every day. “Toyota of Pasadena is a…...

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Pasadena Measures I & J Passed. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to our Pasadena community for showing your overwhelming support for our Pasadena Unified School District students and schools by passing Measures I and J! We are grateful for your renewed investment in our community’s children and your vote of confidence in our public schools. The Pasadena Educational Foundation…...

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Building a Rich and Colorful Experience

Building a Rich and Colorful Experience Using Social Sculpture Concepts to Develop Our Summer Classroom Experiences by Jamie Powell Pasadena Educational Foundation Programs Manager This next summer will mark my 5th year managing the Summer Enrichment Program for the Pasadena Educational Foundation. The work is challenging, creative, and rewarding, and…...

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Our Story in 3-Minutes. We Are the Pasadena Educational Foundation

Thank you to filmmaker and volunteer extraordinaire, Chris Arnold,  and to Jericho Road for helping us create this moving video showcasing our work and mission. Several months ago, we reached out to Jericho Road for some assistance in creating a video that would help us better tell our story. Jericho…...

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The Summer Numbers are In!

The summer numbers are in…and we have something to celebrate. Our 15th year of providing our Summer Enrichment Program was the biggest one ever. This year we had: 1578 students 142 unique classes 15 partner organizations 184 staff members And thanks to the support of our community partners, foundations, and donor…...

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Our Teachers, Cultivating an Award-winning Writer

PUSD Proud Our Teachers, Cultivating an Award-winning Writer By Lydia Idem Finkley Pasadena Educational Foundation Board Member and PUSD Parent When I got the news that Imani won the NAACP ACT-SO National Bronze Award in Original Essay, I was beyond proud. And I really began to think of how my…...

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Our Endowment Is Growing Thanks to Keith and Margaret Russell

Thank you to Keith and Margaret Russell for their generous endowment gift of $500,000 to the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Their gift is the largest endowment gift in PEF’s history and will be given out over a 10-year period. The Russells are long-time supporters of PEF and our PUSD schools. In…...

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A Day Filled with Sportsmanship, Patience, and the Joy of Chess.

A quick reflection from Dan Jarashow, the “Czar” of The Ray Joiner Chess Tournament Celebrating Volunteerism:  I was tremendously impressed with how our Ray Joiner Memorial Chess Tournament went on Saturday. We had such a diverse group of about 100 chess players (K-12) from 15 area schools, and from every…...

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Our School Annual Funds are Growing!

More than 35 of our School Annual Fund representatives and principals joined us to kick off this year’s Annual Fund campaigns. We welcomed back our amazing returning Annual Fund Chairs and had the opportunity to meet new ones. It was great to have the opportunity to hear from our Fund…...

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