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PEF Event Raises $182,000 for PUSD Students (Media Release)

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022 Event Raises $182,000 to Support Pasadena Unified Students PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Educational Foundation raised $182,000 to support scholarships, arts and music, and all of PEF’s programs and initiatives at Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022. The evening event celebrated PEF’s 50th anniversary,…...

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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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2021 Year In Review: Your Support Made A Difference

As we wind down 2021, everyone at PEF is grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers, and partners. You have enabled us to do great things for our public school community this year. Together we make an impactful difference in the lives of our students and families. Thank you…...

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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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School Harvests: A Farm to School Update

By Brianna Chu Farm to School is a Pasadena Unified School District commitment to sourcing locally grown fruits and vegetables in PUSD school meals. This program takes advantage of the agricultural abundance of California, where we grow more than a third of the US’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits…...

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Local Grocery Stores Help PEF Nourish our Neighbors

Local Albertsons, Pavilions, and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief program provided PEF a $15,000 grant to support summer meals for PUSD students. PEF continued to help provide food assistance to Pasadena Unified students this summer with support from the Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors. Over the past…...

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Toys That Meet Unique Learning Needs

“Thank you for these much needed supplies!” – Romy Cisneros, PreK SAI at Webster Elementary Thanks to a generous gift from a private donor and a grant by Pasadena Educational Foundation, 175 Pasadena Unified School District students with disabilities received specialized materials to support their unique learning needs. Specifically identified…...

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Our Community’s Generosity Has Strengthened and Inspired Us

Thank you! Our heartfelt thanks to our community for your support and all that you have made possible for our Pasadena Unified students and teachers. Throughout this challenging time, the generosity of our donors, volunteers, and partners has strengthened and inspired us. Here are just some of the ways your…...

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COVID-19 Relief Made Possible by the Pasadena Community Foundation

From the onset of COVID-19, the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) swiftly moved to support and uplift the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), providing generous contributions, assistance in repurposing several current grants, and encouragement in our goals to further learning, health, and safety during the…...

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