Back to School Fundraising Kicks Off with Annual Fund Breakfasts

The Pasadena Educational Foundation holds 27 annual fund accounts for Pasadena Unified School District schools, which allows parents and principals to raise money for their school’s greatest needs and highest priorities.  During the 2018-2019 school year, our local community raised a total of $1.8 million for school annual funds, helping…...

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Every Student Succeeding in PUSD

On every school day, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. PEF is honored, once again, to pay tribute to our remarkable local nominees at the PUSD Every Student Succeeding Awards and Luncheon. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are…...

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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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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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Eliot Legacy Tree Planting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Pasadena Educational Foundation Celebrates Communities Deep Roots With Legacy Tree Planting at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy PASADENA, CA – On a beautiful, clear, and warm afternoon in February the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) celebrated the planting of its first Legacy Tree in honor of the…...

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