2018 Legacy Luncheon: PCF Honors Those Who Build Hometown Legacies

On September 18, the Pasadena Community Foundation honored 130 guests which included Legacy Society members, Endowment Builders, and Professional Advisors at its Legacy Luncheon.  Guest speaker John J. Kennedy, Pasadena City Councilmember and Vice Mayor, spoke about creating an endowment to honor his parents. He shared stories about his parents and how they emphasized education…

Pasadena Community Foundation Announces $1 Million in Grants

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) honored their 2018 grantees at the annual Local Heroes breakfast while announcing $1 million in grants. See the list by clicking here! PCF Board Chair, Fran Scoble welcomed over 240 civic and community leaders including representatives from over 50 non-profits at this annual celebration of local philanthropy. (Pictured above: Kelly White, Villa Esperanza…

Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy Awards $42,000 Grant for School Gardens Serving Vulnerable Children

JUNE 8, 2018 – Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy today announced a $42,000 grant to the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to underwrite the 2018-19 salary of a full-time School Gardens Manager for the 16 educational food gardens located at PUSD school campuses. These award-winning gardens help to improve family health and nutrition, enhance science education,…

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…

PCF Announces Yes, 2017 Virginia Fund Grantees for the Holiday Season

The Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017’s Yes, Virginia Fund Grants! Established in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund has raised money to support children at the holidays in the Pasadena area, and has awarded nearly $300,000 to local non-profits in Pasadena that host holiday parties and purchase gifts for needy children….