The Jim & Joan Caillouette Endowment supports Pasadena Community Foundation’s grantmaking in the areas of Arts & Culture. This is a Fund for Pasadena, which benefits local organizations working to sustain and uplift our community.
For Joan’s 85th birthday, her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Ken Lawler, surprised her by creating the Jim & Joan Caillouette Endowment for the Arts at the Pasadena Community Foundation.
Jim and Joan moved to the Pasadena area in 1954, when Jim began his internship and residency at USC County Hospital. Jim spent his career as a prominent physician affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Joan divided her time between family and community volunteer work. “I thought it would be appropriate to create the endowment for the arts since this is an area that mom loves,” said Anne Caillouette Lawler. “She has been a docent at the Huntington Library ever since I can remember. Pasadena has such great history and traditions, and we were pleased to create a fund that honors my parents’ engagement in Pasadena and supports our community’s arts organizations.”
Note: Jim Caillouette passed away in December, 2015 and Joan Caillouette passed away in October, 2021
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.