Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

William T. Reynolds Endowment

William T. Reynolds during his WWII service.

The William T. Reynolds Endowment is a PCF Endowment Builder fund and provides unrestricted support for PCF’s local grantmaking programs in the Pasadena area.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, William Titus Reynolds attended schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida before moving to California following service in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Finance (Magna Cum Laude), and an M.B.A.

Mr. Reynolds had a long career in financial services in Pasadena, and he was passionate about art. He was active with the Pasadena Art Museum before it became home to the Pacific Asia Museum.  At the time, he was part of the Men’s Committee, which raised funds for the museum by commissioning leading contemporary artists to produce lithographs of their work and sell these limited editions.  Mr. Reynolds also served as board president of the Pasadena Child Guidance Clinic (now Pacific Clinics) and teaching Sunday school at the Neighborhood Church.

When he established his endowment in 2010, Mr. Reynolds said that supporting PCF was part “civic duty” and part “convenience.” He felt strongly about supporting his community and liked that PCF supports a broad array of causes. Mr. Reynolds died in 2013 at the age of 90.

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 April 2010

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