The Pasadena Educational Foundation has been supporting public education since 1971.  Join us as we encourage greater involvement and support from the community.  Your support is more important than ever.

Join us for a KPCC community forum on using 3D printers in schools, Sunday, March 22. RSVP now spaces are filling up fast >>


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2015 Spring Event
Celebrating our Schools

You're invited to PEF's 2015 Spring Event!
Wednesday, May 20 at the
Pasadena City Hall Courtyard

Special Guest Speaker S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore Public Schools.

Thank you S. Mark Taper Foundation!

PEF is pleased to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.  These funds will support the five PUSD Healthy Start Family Centers.

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Legacy Society

Did you know that PEF has a Planned Giving Program?


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If you have already made a bequest or named PEF in your planned giving, please contact us so we may acknowledge you as part of the Legacy Society. You can also email Angela Parris at

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Parents / Students

You did it!

You helped us meet the 2014 Year-end Community Challenge!

Thank you to all who donated to the PEF Annual Appeal. Your support helps us continue to provide support to our PUSD schools. Meeting this year's challenge match also means that we received $50,000 more for the programs of the PEF and an additional $50,000 to the schools of the PUSD.

PEF staff and Board members have been delivering checks to all our PUSD schools. Look for us at your local school

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Summer Enrichment Program

June 15th - July 16th

Learn to cook, explore a new language, program a robot, design with 3D printers, and so much more.
PEF's Summer Enrichment Program is your summertime solution!

Online Open Enrollment Has Begun!

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PEF Teacher Grants

Congratulations to our 2014-15 PEF Teacher Grant Recipients

Our PEF Teacher Grants Reception was held on Tuesday, December 9. Thank you to Avery Dennison, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and the individual donors to PEF for helping to make our Teacher Grants possible.

See which PUSD teachers and principals received grants this year.

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Meet the 2014-15  PEF Teacher Grant Winners!


You're invited! KPCC Family Forum on 3D Printers

Did you know that PEF helped get 3D printers in every PUSD school? We did!

On Sunday, March 22, from 2:00 -  3:30 pm, KPCC will be hosting a free forum at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum to share more with our community about the use of 3D printers in our PUSD classrooms. Come join us for the discussion, and see students and printers at work, too.

The event is free but you must RSVP to attend. Hurry, the last event sold out fast!

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My Masterpieces

Full Circle at the Gamble House


Meet our 2014-15 class of Jr. Docents at the Gamble House. All of these PUSD high school students toured the Gamble House with the My Masterpieces Program as third graders and now have a chance to share their knowledge about this historic Pasadena landmark with a new group of 3rd graders.


Teachers, check out our list of resources and opportunities here.

For the Financial Transaction form, please click here.

Teacher grant evaluation forms can be downloaded here.