Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Members of the College Women's Club of Pasadena
Members of the College Women’s Club of Pasadena

Founded in 1921, the College Women’s Club of Pasadena is truly a historic organization. The Club’s Scholarship Foundation allocates financial aid to approximately 10 full-time students each year who need financial help completing their college or graduate education. Over its lifetime, CWCPSF has granted out $1,078,000 to 586 women. The Club has 80 current members who raise funds though events, a boutique and donations.

In 2016, the Club made the decision to transfer the scholarship foundation’s $1.2 million endowment to the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). Going forward, PCF will manage the endowment and the Club members will continue to raise funds and select scholarship recipients. This partnership will ensure the perpetuity of the Club’s outreach and mission.

In 2017, these 10 women received awards:


Madison Gilbertson, Angela DuPont, and Lauren Ahlquist, Fuller Theological Seminary


Vivian Moreno, Art Center College of Design

Maitreyl Ashok, Caltech

Taylor Kim and Destiny Torres, East Los Angeles Community College

Shushanik Gabrielyan of Glendale Community College

Pavlina Slezak and Anthea Taeuber, Occidental College



The College Women’s Club also hosts luncheons with guest speakers throughout the year. The events are held at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena at 160 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101. Information on the next event is below. Click here to see a list of upcoming events. For reservations: Call Toni Epstein at (818) 388-5354. Cost is $22 per person. Deadline for reservations is the Thursday before luncheon. Please do not use the form below to pay for the event! This form is for donations to the College Women’s Club Scholarship Foundation only.


May 2, 2017
Scholarship/Fellowship – Awards Program

June 6, 2017
Debbie McIntosh, Impersonator
Laura Ingalls Wilder, American Author
Little House on the Prairie books and TV program