College Women's Club Sets Awards Record

The Club's Scholarship Foundation awarded the most money for one school year in its history!

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Reaching new heights together...

... and making an impact in our community.

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"Be 1" of PCF's Endowment Builders

Hal & Marguerite Hennacy decided to leave a legacy for Pasadena. See how you, too can "Be 1" for Pasadena.

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PCF’s Charitable Gift Annuity Program

See how one donor supported the Pasadena Senior Center while providing herself income for life.

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The Pasadena Community Foundation helps donors maximize the impact of their charitable contributions — strengthening the community, preserving cultural resources, and assisting those in need.

What we’ve done, together

Thanks to the generosity of philanthropists who call our community home, PCF continues to thrive and expand its influence.

  • 60+

    years of prudent stewardship

  • $80+M

    charitable assets through 2017

  • 125%

    growth of assets 2012-2017

  • 340+

    number of active funds

  • $86.7M

    awarded to non-profits since 1953

News & Events

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Has Record Year of Scholarship Awards

Eleven women representing five area colleges were recently awarded scholarships at the College Women’s Club of Pasadena annual award luncheon held at the Women’s City Club. Gathered in the venerable Edmund Blinn House on May 1st, the Club announced awards totaling $40,500 for the 2018-19 school year, a record amount for the nearly 100-year old…

A Professional’s Take on Donor Advised Funds

Looking at PCF’s impact through a professional lens, Don Hall (pictured), Owner and Chief Investment Officer of Hall Capital Management, believes the donor advised fund (DAF) options at PCF offer his clients a way to maximize charitable impact, while minimizing income taxes. If a donor has abnormally high taxable income or capital gain in a…

Opel Family Endowment: A Legacy for Pasadena

Growing up in Pasadena and Monrovia, respectively, Bill and Judy understood and appreciated the benefits of community foundations. In fact, Bill’s father created a donor directed fund through PARAID, an organization that donated to Pasadena causes. Bill himself became a respected leader as CEO of a local non-profit — a position that resulted in him…