Local Heroes Breakfast

Pasadena Community Foundation Annual Local Heroes Breakfast

On Thursday, November 14, Pasadena’s community leaders joined PCF’s donors and friends at the annual Local Heroes breakfast, honoring the nonprofit organizations that received grants from the Foundation in 2019. PCF was honored to host Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton, City Councilmember Victor Gordo and his representative Vannia De La Cuba, Noreen O’Sullivan representing Councilmember Gene Masuda, Pasadena’s Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, and from the Pasadena Housing Department, Director Bill Huang. We were also proud to welcome Teresa Lamb-Simpson, who attended on behalf of Representative Adam Schiff, and Dominick Corey, representing State Senator Anthony Portantino.

During the program, PCF’s staff and Board members celebrated the local agencies that support education, youth services, arts & culture, environmental action, health, special populations, homeless services and affordable housing, and economic development. It is through our grantees that PCF realizes its mission to improve and enrich the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area, and we are proud to shine a spotlight on these outstanding programs and organizations.

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The PCF Scholars & PCC Teams: PCC Board Member Jim Osterling, College Access Plan staff member Betty Tsang, PCF Scholars Kevin Morales and Ramon Cano Cristobal, PCC President Dr. Erika Endrijonas, Mo Hyman, College Access Plan Executive Director, and Kate Clavijo, Ed.D., PCF Scholars Program Consultant

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and Teresa Lamb-Simpson, Field Representative for Congressman Adam Schiff

PCF President & CEO Jennifer DeVoll with Dr. G. Arnold Mulder

PCF Staff Members Allie Carreon, Lauren Le Ber, Jennifer DeVoll, Mariver Copeland, and Mike deHilster

PCF Board Member Eddie Newman

PCF Board Member Bill Bogaard with Charles Loveman of Heritage Housing Partners

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PCF Chief Financial Officer Mariver Copeland and City of Pasadena Housing Director Bill Huang

Nick Pinto and Shawn Prokopec of the Institute for the Redesign of Learning with PCF Program Director Mike deHilster

Local Heroes Breakfast at the University Club of Pasadena

Jennifer DeVoll and new PCF Board Member Scott Christopher

Mariver Copeland and Eddie Newman with the team from Charles Schwab

Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh with PCF Development and Communications Manager Johanna Brown Clark

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Mark Van Lue with PCF Board Member Bill Bogaard

Mark Goodstein and Charmayne Ealy of STEAM: CODERS

PCF Board Chair Fran Scoble welcomes guests (center)