Yes, Virginia Fund

In 1897, Frank Church, editor of The New York Sun, responded to eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote to the newspaper to ask “is there a Santa Claus?” More than a century later it remains the most reprinted editorial ever to run in any newspaper in the United States. “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus….

Mitzvah Endowment

Thirteen-year-old Bobby saw his Bar Mitzvah as an opportunity to do something good for the community, particularly for after school programs in the Pasadena Unified School District. Friends and family made contributions to the Mitzvah Fund, an endowment established at the Pasadena Community Foundation. The endowment supports organizations providing after school enrichment for disadvantaged children….

Fritz Huber Endowment Fund for Soccer – AYSO Region 214

When long-time South Pasadena resident Frederick “Fritz” Huber passed away, his family has established a scholarship fund at South Pasadena High School, the high school from which he and his children Jeffrey and Jennifer Huber graduated. Via the memorial fund, each year Huber’s family members will award a college scholarship to a senior who they…

Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust

The Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust encourages the personal and emotional development of children and youth through an experience in the visual arts. The Trust seeks to enable children of all backgrounds, in the greater Pasadena area, to participate in the creative process. Grants are by invitation only. Click here to learn more about Rowe and Gayle…