About the Pasadena Educational Foundation

At the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) we believe strong schools build strong communities. For more than 45 years, we have been committed to building dynamic community partnerships to support our public schools. Being a vital part of our community enables us to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

Every day we are inspired by the creativity and innovation we see in our public school classrooms. Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs we support, we are creating a better future for our students and for our community.


PEF 2015 Annual Report
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Our Mission

The mission of the Pasadena Educational Foundation is to support, enhance, and supplement the programs, initiatives, and priorities of the PUSD.

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Pasadena Educational Foundation works to build excellence in the public schools of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre through operating and supporting enriching and creative educational opportunities.

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The Pasadena Educational Foundation hosts a variety of community events throughout the year. Whether we are celebrating our schools, introducing inspirational speakers, honoring our community leaders, showcasing our student's talents and accomplishments, or hosting a benefit rock concert, we are constantly finding new ways to involve our community in supporting our public schools.

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Join Our Community

There are many meaningful ways for members of our community to join with PEF and support our schools.

Give: Donate, honor a teacher, or memorialize another with a gift.

Volunteer: Join a PEF committee, be an ambassador, help at a school.

Participate: In events, community meetings, and activities.

Sponsor: An event, a program, or grants to teachers.

Leave a Legacy: Leave a permanent mark on our community and a lasting legacy for our schools with a planned gift to PEF.

Connect: Be a part of our online community with email updates, on social channels, and help us share the great work that our public schools are doing.

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