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.


Save the Date: Celebrating Our Schools, Envision 2017. May 2  more here >>

It's time to register for the PEF Summer Enrichment Program  here >>




Save the Date
Celebrating Our Schools,

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Get Out. Get Involved.

We invite community members, parents, teachers and students to get involved with our schools through giving, volunteering and communicating the value of public education

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We did it! Thank You.

Thank you for helping us make our 2016 Community Challenge Match and tripling our impact for our schools.

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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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

Summer Enrichment Program

Registration for the 2017 Summer Enrichment Program begins on February 4 (7am).

Program runs from June 12- July 13.

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Read Across PASadena is coming Feb. 27-Mar. 3!

Local realtors will be joining with fellow community members in celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on our PUSD campuses to read  read aloud to our students.
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Thank you for

Supporting our Schools at

Rock 4 PEF Featuring

Battle of the Bands

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

Congratulations to our Battle of the Bands winners.
Winner: the upside down
Runners-up: Rafters and Viral

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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.

The Franklin Foxes Farm is now open at Franklin. Our PUSD Gardens are growing.

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Did you know?

More than 15,000 PUSD 3rd graders have learned to swim at the Rose Bowl Acquatic Center with support from PEF?

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2016 PEF Teacher Grants

Congratulations to the 160 PUSD Teachers and Principals who received awards this year!

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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PUSD Proud: Employee Spotlights

There is amazing work happening on every campus and in every department at PUSD.

This month: Athletics Department
Meet Janel Coburn, Cherif Zein, & Brian James.

These PUSD employees deserve a special "shout out" for their excellence. We are #PUSDproud!

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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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