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PCF Hall Scholarship Awarded to PUSD Senior

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is proud to announce Tram Hoang-Le as the inaugural recipient of the Taylor & Don Hall Scholarship, a PCF fund established in early 2024. Tram, a senior at Marshall Fundamental High School with a 4.35 GPA, has pursued rigorous, science-focused studies during high school to provide a strong foundation for her…

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PCF Welcomes Child Welfare Advocate David Ambroz

Pasadena Community Foundation announces a free community presentation with nationally recognized child welfare advocate and author David Ambroz on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at the University Club of Pasadena. Ambroz is an inspiring speaker dedicated to advocating for homeless and foster youth, as well as mental health, social justice, and activism. He has…

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PCF Funds Honor Pasadena Women’s History

Each year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. Over the course of Pasadena Community Foundation’s 70-year history, PCF has helped uplift the education, work, and legacies of countless women through our endowment and scholarship funds. Throughout the month of March, PCF highlighted several of our funds that honor the important impact of women…

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