The Judith Gain Endowment is a PCF Endowment Builder fund and provides unrestricted support for PCF’s local grantmaking programs in the Pasadena area.
Paying It Forward for Future Generations
In her 40 years living in Pasadena, Judy has always made time for community service. She served on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including Westridge School for Girls, Jericho Road, Pasadena Heritage, Pacific Clinics, and the Junior League of Pasadena. In 2011, Judy joined the Board of the Pasadena Community Foundation.
“I knew about the Foundation from the perspective of a grant maker,” said Judy. “When I joined the Pasadena Community Foundation Board and made site visits to a number of local nonprofit organizations, I gained a deeper appreciation for the role of the Foundation in supporting well-known organizations and emerging nonprofits. I also learned that the money for the grant comes from those who believe in a ‘pay it forward’ way. Creating and continuing to build my endowment will ensure the giving continues well into the future.”
“Pasadena provided me with a very satisfying career at Avery Denison Corporation. More important, it provided me with wonderful friends, as well as significant opportunities for rewarding engagement and cultural enrichment. I am a staunch supporter of paying it forward for future generations.”
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.