Kim Ebner grew up in a small town in Central California. It was a special place to her, with its strong cooperative spirit. After completing her training as an oral surgeon, she moved to Pasadena in 1986 to set up her business. She immediately fell in love with her new home. “Pasadena has the same feel as the town where I grew up. It’s a much larger city, but manages to have an incredibly strong sense of community.”
One of the things Kim loves most about Pasadena is the philanthropic attitude of so many people who truly want to help those in need, and she decided she wanted to do more to help too. In 2016, as part of PCF’s very successful “Be 1 in 100” Endowment Campaign, she decided to set up an unrestricted endowment. “There are so many wonderful nonprofits, and the team at PCF does a great job deciding which organizations to support each year. They are the experts, and I trust them to best allocate funds from the endowment I established.”
“We were so pleased that Kim agreed to be our 100th Endowment,” said Judy Wilson, Development Director, who spearheaded the campaign to increase the number of PCF’s permanent endowments from 75 to 100. “People like Kim who generously support our community help make Pasadena the place she fell in love with.”
This named endowment fund benefits Pasadena by supporting Pasadena Community Foundation’s local grant making.