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Support the Pasadena Educational Foundation

Together with you, the Pasadena Educational Foundation is making an extraordinary difference in every school for every student.

Every student deserves access to high-quality, well-funded public education. Your support of the Pasadena Educational Foundation will ensure that all of our students have access to Pasadena Unified and PEF programs that will positively impact students.

Our schools are stronger today and will be even stronger tomorrow because of the support of civic-minded individuals like you.

Your support today—and moving forward—is key to the success of our public schools.

Support Our Teachers and Students

Did you know?

Your support for PEF helped to:
  • Enhance elementary music programs so that every 3rd grader receives violin instruction, with band and orchestra now available for 4th and 5th graders.
  • Fund My Masterpieces field trips for every K-6 student in the district to our 10 partner arts and cultural organizations, such as Kidspace, Norton Simon, and Pasadena Museum of History.
  • Provide 3D printers, instruction, and supplies to every PUSD school.
  • Incubate a radically accelerated math program–Math Academy–for middle and high school students.
  • Operate a Robotics program at middle schools.
  • And so much more!

Ways You Can Support Our Schools


The Pasadena Educational Foundation encourages new donors to join our dedicated and growing circle of friends. With the support of a passionate and committed community, we can continue to make an impact in the lives of every student, at every school, every day.  Donate, honor a teacher, or memorialize another with a gift.

Please feel free to contact us at 626.396.3625 or connect@pasedfoundation.org




Partners collaborate with PEF to provide expertise, funding, resources, and people-power to help make programs and activities happen.

Please feel free to contact us at 626.396.3625 or connect@pasedfoundation.org


Become a Legacy Society Member

Become a member of the Legacy Society. You may consider several planned giving “vehicles”, the Pasadena Educational Foundation can assist you in determining an appropriate vehicle for your planned giving.

Please feel free to contact us at 626.396.3625 or connect@pasedfoundation.org


Volunteer & Participate in Events

Join a PEF committee, be an ambassador, help at a school, participate in our events, community meetings, and activities.

Please feel free to contact Nancy Carol Inguanzo at 626.396.3625 or ncinguanzo@pasedfoundation.org.


Vromans Gives Back & Amazon Smile

Every time you make a purchase at Vromans, either online or in the store, you can choose to have a portion of the proceeds donated to PEF.

SIGN UPVromans Gives Back

Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase directly to PEF. It’s easy but make sure you sign in to AmazonSmile before you make your purchase


Pasadena Educational Foundation unites the power of our committed community to help to raise between $12 and $15 million dollars a year for the Pasadena Unified School District.

Some Giving FAQs

For more information on how best to impact our schools with your gift, contact Angela Parris at 626.396.3625 aparris@pasedfoundation.org

Who benefits from PEF’s work?
Students, parents, teachers, and staff of the public schools of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre, as well as the entire community at large.

How can I donate to the Foundation?
You can:
• Make a cash or stock gift of any amount.
• Make a donation of a gift-in-kind, securities, or real estate.
• Designate your United Way gift to PEF.
• Ask your employer to match your gift to PEF.
• Name PEF as a beneficiary in your will/trust or insurance policy.

Is my gift to PEF tax deductible?
Yes, to the full extent of the law. Tax ID# 23-7149451

May I donate to a particular program?
Yes, you can designate your gift to a particular school or PUSD or PEF program. You may also contribute to one of our high school scholarship funds.

Do you accept furniture, equipment, and computers?
Please contact us first to determine whether the schools can use your items. If they can, we will discuss terms of delivery.

How can PEF support my school?
If a school needs fundraising assistance for a particular program, the principal, a teacher, or parent should contact PEF.

How do I know that my gift to PEF is really going to help the schools?
PEF’s staff and its board of directors provide oversight to ensure that designated gifts reach the appropriate recipients.

Who contributes to the Foundation?
Gifts come in all sizes from individuals, businesses, corporate contribution programs, civic organizations, and foundations. Gifts range in amounts from $25 to $1 million and more.

Technology Needs for Students

Together we can make a difference during these challenging times.

Our districts response to the emergent technology to support distance learning initiatives has been lauded as a success in its implementation.  We are supporting district efforts to improve connectivity, learning platforms and provide Chromebooks and hotspots for families in need.

Access to technology is even more essential for students to succeed in a working-from-home education situation.

For more information contact Angela Parris at aparris@pasedfoundation.org

The Pasadena Unified School District provides Chromebooks for elementary, middle, and high school students. Through its 2018 1:1 Tech Equity Initiative, PUSD middle and high school students had an opportunity to check out Chromebooks to take home. Chromebook carts were placed in elementary schools. When schools transitioned to remote learning in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, PUSD elementary students were also provided with Chromebooks to take home.

We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.David Warlick