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 on to attend Pasadena City College and the University of California at Los Angeles, where she earned a teaching degree. Barbara taught school for the Los Angeles Unified School District for many years.
An avid skier, bicyclist, runner, and reader, Barbara was also an adventurous traveler, and her trips to Europe and Asia were often made with her bicycle in tow. Barbara’s favorite pastime, however, was ceramic arts, and she created beautiful, unique, and functional ceramic pieces. She strived to support artists and the arts community and was active in the Pasadena Art Alliance and Community Center of La Canada. Barbara’s endowment creates a lasting legacy to support her passion for arts and culture.
The Power of Endowment
Endowments are the cornerstone of PCF’s mission to build hometown legacies. The corpus of each endowed fund is invested with PCF’s portfolio for long-term growth. Each year, the endowments generate the funds that support PCF’s local grantmaking, which enriches the arts community, protects our environment, provides health care and critical social services, and bolsters public education in Pasadena. Endowments are permanent legacies for our community; these funds will continue to grow and provide philanthropic support forever. Learn more about creating an endowment at PCF.