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Leadership

Pasadena Educational Foundation Announces 7 New Board Members

For Immediate Release Pasadena, CA—We are proud to announce the election of seven new members to our Board of Directors: Karen Burgess, Karina Montilla Edmonds, Carina Jacob, Richard Kidd, Steven Miller, Mabell Garcia Paine, and Patrick Zarifian. The election was held at the April 19, 2022 Board of Directors meeting…...

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PUSD Proud Update: Ethnic Studies Recognized by UC System

A team of Pasadena Unified School District experts has been recognized by the University of California for the establishment of an Ethnic Studies course in our high schools. The course was created to broaden the perspective of American history available to our students and was funded in part by grants…...

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Principal for a Day 2022 – PUSD Principals Rise to the Occasion

  For over 14 years, Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Principal for a Day event has held a special place in our hearts. It engages our community with our schools by inviting business and civic leaders to spend a morning with a school principal, giving them the valuable perspective of running a…...

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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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Pasadena Educational Foundation Book Club

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism – and, even fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. by Dr. Ann Snow Pasadena Educational Foundation Board member Professor, California State University, Los Angeles  As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi…...

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Honoring Our Director of Development, Angela Parris

From all of us at PEF—thank you, Angela, for the years of passion and dedication to the betterment of our PUSD schools and the uplifting of the many students who walk their halls. Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF)’s first Executive Director, Joan Fauvre, was expanding the work of PEF and needed…...

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PEF Board Member Del Lile Receives PFAR’s 2020 Humanitarian of the Year Award

“I have been involved in public education in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre through the PEF. I find this work to be very rewarding. In 2020, I think we really realized how important our communities are, and I encourage you to get involved in any way that resonates with you…...

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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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Imagine Being a Teacher

Dear PEF friends and supporters, Imagine being a teacher trying to teach kindergartners their ABCs only on video. Or teaching music without instruments. Imagine being a student trying to do science experiments at home without lab equipment. Or not even being able to attend class because you don’t have a…...

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PEF Endorses Measure O 2020

The Pasadena Educational Foundation endorses Pasadena Measure O which provides funding to increase student access to technology, expand STEAM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology, Arts, and Math), and school improvements. Measure O will: Improve Student access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) courses throughout the District Increase student…...

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