STEAM:CODERS Paves a Path for Pasadena Youth

A young student at a computer works with a volunteer from the STEAM:CODERS organization in Pasadena

The focus in the classroom is evident as elementary-age students at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet control images on a video screen using coding. These kids are lucky participants of STEAM:CODERS, a Pasadena nonprofit that inspires underrepresented students and their families through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) – all in preparation for academic and…

New Board Members Join PPLF

Two headshots show new board members of Pasadena Public Library Foundation

The Pasadena Public Library Foundation (PPLF) and Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) announce the appointment of two PPLF board members: Robert Karatsu and Ann Russo. PCF manages the Library Foundation’s endowment as one of its 450 funds, which, along with donations from the community, provides grant money to fund special library projects. PPLF board members gathered…

Your IRA Qualified Distribution Can Support Causes in Pasadena

Tony Buschauer CPA is a partner at Gregory, Fillas & Buschauer LLP, where he specializes in meeting the tax and accounting needs of small businesses and their owners. Here, he shares how individuals over the age of 70 1/2 or older* can support Pasadena Community Foundation by contributing from their IRA with a Qualified Charitable…

A Weekend of Accolades for PCF

Four adults gathered on stage for an awards presentation

Pasadena Community Foundation found its “social calendar” booked for the weekend of June 24 with two events that honored the Foundation’s impact in the Pasadena area. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen Award On Friday, June 24, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce honored PCF with the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award, which honors businesses or…

Senior Food Distribution Brings Community Together

On a Friday in early June, the parking lot of Pasadena Senior Center (PSC) is bustling with seniors, some arriving for their monthly food pick-up and some leaving with food-laden carts. A recent Senior Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation helps support this important monthly food distribution event at PSC. PSC Social Services Manager Carmen Macias…