Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

Judith Gain Endowment

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.”