Every Student. Every School. Every Day. DONATE!

Your support helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation to achieve excellence and equity in the Pasadena Unified School District.

Some Giving FAQs

For more information on how best to impact our schools with your gift, contact David Spiro at dspiro@pased.org

Who benefits from PEF’s work?
Students, parents, teachers, and staff of the public schools of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. When you support public schools you support the entire community.

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. PEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID# is 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.

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 technology, 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!