Pasadena’s Amazing Promotoras: In the Field for Public Health

Pasadena Promotora Program in action in Old Pasadena

It’s early March 2022, and cases of COVID-19 are in decline, emergency pandemic rules are easing, and here in Pasadena, 92.7% of Pasadena’s residents have been fully vaccinated to date. The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has created numerous partnerships to reach that number over the last year, and Pasadena Community Foundation has been instrumental…

Year in Review Event Showcases PCF’s Impressive 2021 Performance

Pasadena Community Foundation hosted its annual Year in Review Investment Briefing on Zoom on Tuesday, February 1, led by PCF Finance Committee Chair Sandra Ell and CJ Dennis, Senior Investment Consultant with Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services. PCF’s fund holders were happy to learn that PCF’s annual portfolio performance was strong, leading to PCF’s impressive year-end…

PCF Receives Landmark $10 Million Gift from the Petersen Foundation

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) recently received a landmark $10 million gift from the Petersen Foundation – the single largest gift in PCF’s history – and transition age foster youth in the greater Pasadena and LA region will be the beneficiaries. The Petersen Foundation gift establishes the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Scholarship Endowment for Transition…

PCF Extends a Lifeline to Two Local Small Businesses

In late fall 2021, local social media users were abuzz with distressing news: A beloved local restaurant, Burrito Express on East Washington Boulevard, was struggling and might not make it through 2021. Then, mere weeks later, social media lit up again: My Place Café on Woodbury Avenue and Los Robles had been vandalized – its…