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Nursing Students Volunteer at PUSD Covid Clinics

Story courtesy Coloradoboulevard.net By Nancy Carol Inguanzo and Monica Lopez These efforts have been supported by Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) which connected nursing students from area colleges, including Azusa Pacific University and West Coast University, to volunteer alongside district staff. “It’s an honor to volunteer at the PUSD vaccine clinics.…...

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My Experience Riding on the Rose Parade: My Life in Full Bloom

courtesy of Coloradoboulevard.net The morning of the 133rd Tournament of Roses parade was a reflection of my life in full bloom. By Felita Kealing On New Year’s Day morning I was a member of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Unit composed of the PUSD All-Star Band, Dancers, and Auxiliary,…...

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First Time in 17 Years – Thanks to You!

This New Year’s morning we woke up to something extra special! The Pasadena Unified All-Star Band marched in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time in 17 years. The band is just one of the many things you make possible with your support of the Pasadena Educational…...

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We have Teacher Grant Decoration Winners!

During our Teacher Grant drive through parade, teachers were asked to decorate their cars for a chance to win a prize. Our teachers did not disappoint, which made it difficult to choose only one. We are happy to announce the winners. First place goes to Alisha Underwood from Altadena Arts…...

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A video message of gratitude from the PEF staff

We are so proud of all the work that we do at the Pasadena Educational Foundation, but know we can only do it with the support from our generous community. Please watch this video expressing our heartfelt thanks to you for your support and all that you have made possible…...

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We Have Been PUSD Proud for Fifty Years!

So much has changed in the world around us in a short period of time — where we gather, how we work, and the new ways teachers teach and students learn. What hasn’t changed is our immense pride in our Pasadena Unified schools and the work we do to support…...

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Media Release: PEF Presents $200,000 in Grants to PUSD Teachers at Parade Celebration

More than 100 teachers joined the parade in decorated cars to receive their awards. [Photo gallery available 12/8] PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Unified (PUSD) teachers and principals received $200,000 in grants thanks to the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation, and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association at…...

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Giving Tuesday: Thank you for 50 years of support!

On this Giving Tuesday, we thank you for all that you have made possible for our Pasadena Unified students and teachers. Throughout our 50 year history of supporting our schools, the generosity of our donors, volunteers, and partners has strengthened and inspired us. We begin our next 50-years as we began our first;…...

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TIAA’s 4th Annual Back to School Supply Drive

PEF is grateful to join forces with partners and give back to our community. To start the season of giving, employees from TIAA, TIAA bank, and nuveen™ donated more than 1,300 school supplies, and TIAA matched their gifts for a total of more than 2,600 items to students at Washington…...

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Honoring the Heart of PUSD Schools

To honor those who serve as the heart of our public schools, Pasadena Educational Foundation kicked off it’s 50th year with a “Thanks to You BBQ” hosted by Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald. A native of Jamaica, Dr. McDonald and his barbecue team grilled up jerk chicken for…...

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