Nevill McInerny Endowment

Longtime Pasadena resident Marvel B. Kirby passed away in early 2021 at the age of 90. In her bequest to PCF,  Marvel chose to honor six friends with close connections to Pasadena and who shared her ethos of service and generosity. Each will have a named endowment established that will support causes important to them. Nevill…

Meredith Reynolds Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

Meredith Reynolds lived an extraordinary life. She was exceptional in so many ways: scholar, collegiate athlete, lawyer, child advocate, community activist, mentor, counselor, friend, knitter, wife, and mother. At her core, Meredith was a “schoolie” and worked tirelessly to help children. In every leadership role she held, she started a discussion by asking, “What is…

The Uookaa Foundation

The Uookaa Foundation was established by Fred Wesley and Alison Snow in memory of their son Walker Wesley, who died suddenly on March 7, 2021 at age 31. “Uookaa,” pronounced “Wah-kah,” is Walker’s creative spelling of a nickname he acquired from a young child living down the street who had difficulty pronouncing the L and…

The Hummingbird Endowment for the Arts

Jennifer Lauren Miller Higley shaped her short life by caring for causes greater than herself and fully experiencing the brilliance of human expression. Whether that meant championing social equality and women’s rights, visiting museums and exhibitions weekly, teaching the art of ikebana, or sharing her love of film, music, and art with her friends and family,…

Barbara Campbell Endowment for the Arts

  The family of Barbara Campbell established the Barbara Campbell Endowment for the Arts following Barbara’s death in January, 2021. The endowment honors Barbara’s love of the arts and supports Pasadena Community Foundation’s grantmaking in the area of arts and culture. Barbara was born in Alhambra, California, and graduated from Alhambra High School. She went…