A Professional’s Take on Donor Advised Funds

Looking at PCF’s impact through a professional lens, Don Hall (pictured), Owner and Chief Investment Officer of Hall Capital Management, believes the donor advised fund (DAF) options at PCF offer his clients a way to maximize charitable impact, while minimizing income taxes. If a donor has abnormally high taxable income or capital gain in a…

Opel Family Endowment: A Legacy for Pasadena

Growing up in Pasadena and Monrovia, respectively, Bill and Judy understood and appreciated the benefits of community foundations. In fact, Bill’s father created a donor directed fund through PARAID, an organization that donated to Pasadena causes. Bill himself became a respected leader as CEO of a local non-profit — a position that resulted in him…

PCF Helps Carnegie Observatories Make the Stars Portable

The scientists and astronomers at Carnegie Observatories, based here in Pasadena, wanted to find a way to bring the wonders of the night sky to the public, no matter the weather or time of year. Their idea for a solution? Acquire a portable, inflatable planetarium and state-of-the-art digital projector. In 2017, Carnegie Observatory applied for…