Friends & Fellows

For 68 years, Pasadena Community Foundation has helped shape the local landscape by providing vital support for our community’s residents and places.

A Friends & Fellows gift supports the local philanthropy that distinguishes our community.

The 2021 Friends and Fellows Campaign is inspired by Altadena artist Keni Arts, who captures everyday Pasadena with his heartfelt, en-plein-air paintings. His art reminds us that everyday Pasadena is a special place filled with diverse residents, unique businesses, and natural beauty. Friends & Fellows gifts are the perfect way to support our community and the issues that impact our neighbors and local places. They support the creation of housing, the arts, innovative projects to preserve the environment, student enrichment, scholarships, vulnerable seniors, and so much more.

In 2021, Friends & Fellows gifts provided critical support for PCF’s grant making, including:
  • Performing & Visual Arts Recovery Grant Program, with nearly $100,000 in relief funds to 14 local arts organizations severely impacted by the pandemic.
  • Equitable Vaccine Rollout. $100,000 in support of community vaccine clinics targeting hard-to-reach, vaccine-hesitant populations.
  • 28 PCF Scholars. Now in its third year, this vital scholarship program supports PUSD graduates attending Pasadena City College.
  • The debut of Animal Welfare Grants Program, with $25,000 in funding to Pasadena Humane and PAWS/LA.
  • PCF’s donor services that maximize the impact of individual philanthropy.

“For us, the strength of PCF is that it was founded not to support a single organization but to support a broad array of causes. We know our annual Friends and Fellows gift is an investment toward many organizations that collectively make our community healthier, stronger, and a better place to live.”

~ Margaret & David Mgrublian, 2021 Friends and Fellows Campaign Chairs


Become a Friend

To become a PCF Friend, we invite you to make a gift of $1 – $499. Friends are recognized on our website and annually in our publications.

 Click Here to Make Your Gift

Become a Fellow

To become a PCF Fellow, we invite you to make a gift of $500 or more. Fellows are recognized on our website and annually in our publications, and invited to attend special events to honor the work of local nonprofit organizations. Since the program was established in 1994 PCF Fellows have contributed more than $2 million to support our local nonprofit community.

Foundation Fellow: $500 – $999

Supporting Fellow: $1,000 – $2,499

Sponsoring Fellow: $2,500 – $4,999

Distinguished Fellow: $5,000 – $9,999

Esteemed Fellow: $10,000+

Click Here to Make your Gift

To learn more about becoming a PCF Friend or Fellow, please contact Jennifer DeVoll at or call our offices at (626) 796-2097.


“Some people can’t give much but everybody can give something…so my philosophy has always been just get out there and do it.”

— Lily Ruth Ealy
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