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.

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Teacher Grants Awards Ceremony is December 6.




Triple Your Impact

For Our Schools!

Donate to our Annual Campaign this year and your gift will go 3X as far.

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Thanks to a generous matching gift your new, renewed, or increased gift will be matched up to a total of $100,000 to support the programs of PEF and the most immediate needs of our schools.

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Thank you Pasadena Community

Gardens Conservancy

For awarding PEF a $70,000 grant to support two new school-based gardens, at Pasadena High School and Franklin Elementary Schools.

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Thank you to the

National Endowment for the Arts

For awarding PEF a $79,500 grant to develop "Open Stage"

"Open Stage" is a community based performing arts program for middle and high school students in PUSD.

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Thank you Edison International

Edison awarded PEF two scholarships of $2,500 each for two outstanding Muir HIgh Schools Seniors through the Edison Scholars program.

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You Make an Impact

Thank you to all who support the Pasadena Educational Foundation.


Your impact can be seen on every PUSD campus. We are deeply grateful to you.

Here is what we accomplished together this year!

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

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Rock 4 PEF Featuring

Battle of the Bands

November 5, 2016

Great Music, special guests, food trucks, and more all supporting music in our PUSD schools.

Our top three bands will now play at No Future Cafe on December 2.

Winner: the upside down

Runners-up: Rafters and Viral

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Summer Enrichment Program

Thank you to all our amazing students, teachers, and supporters for another wonderful summer program!

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Muir High School
Dodgers Baseball Field Dedication

Thank you to all who attended the dedication of the newly renovated Muir High School Baseball Field and to the Los Angeles Dodgers and all our amazing partners on this project!

New Madison Community Garden

Thank you Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy for helping PEF create a new school community garden at Madison Elementary.

The outdoor classroom will grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs and the orchard will provide fresh fruit to the community.

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My Masterpieces

Did you know that every Pasadena Unified School District 2nd grader takes a public art walking tour with PEF's My Masterpieces program?

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PEF Teacher Grants

The 2016 Teacher Grants Awards Reception will be held on December 6.

New this year! Thanks to support from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and the College Football Playoff Foundation we are now offering School-Wide Project Grants.

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Principal for a Day

2016 Principal for a Day was October 26.

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PEF Teacher Grants

Butterfly Wings, Mouse Paint, and Grammarosaurus
See some of our PEF Teacher Grants in Action!


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


Looking for financial transaction, teacher grant, annual fund, or other forms?

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