Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

Jim and Priscilla Gamb Endowment for Healthcare

The Jim and Priscilla Gamb Endowment for Healthcare is a PCF Endowment Builder fund and provides support for PCF’s local grantmaking in the area of Health & Safety.

Jim and Priscilla Gamb have built a rich life together.  They share several passions including family, improving education, and the Pasadena community.  They are both committed to helping local health organizations, and have set up this endowment fund to ensure that support will continue for many years.

Priscilla grew up in Pasadena and attended local public schools.  After retiring as Director of Volunteers at Huntington Hospital, she became a volunteer at a number of nonprofit organizations in Pasadena.  She also joined joined Pasadena Community Foundation’s Board and served as chair for two years, 2022 and 2023.

Jim spent his career in the investment management and used his significant financial expertise in service to various education and healthcare organizations. Jim remembers, “I fell in love with Pasadena 50 years ago while driving up Orange Grove to visit Priscilla, who lived in a home above the Rose Bowl.” Jim also served on the Pasadena Community Foundation Board for ten years.

“We chose to dedicate our endowment to healthcare as a way to support the work of the foundation in this vital area, and to say thank you for the benefits to our family over the years.”

Jim and Priscilla Gamb, far right, join Margaret Mgrublian, Jennifer DeVoll, and Pasadena Housing Director Bill Huang at a Salvation Army groundbreaking event, October 2021.

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.

Created 2012

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