Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

Loretta Glickman Endowment for African American Youth

Loretta Glickman was a jazz singer and toured with the New Christy Minstrels before retiring from the entertainment industry in 1975 to start a family. In 1977, she became the first black woman elected as a Pasadena city director. Four years later, she became the city’s first black vice mayor, before becoming mayor in 1982. The money for the Loretta Glickman Endowment fund for African-American Youth was raised by a group of friends in Pasadena who gathered to celebrate her life in 2001 after her sudden passing. ┬áThese funds will now be used to seed an endowment at the Pasadena Community Foundation that will pay tribute to Loretta Glickman in perpetuity. ┬áThe fund will distribute annual grants to help African-American youth.