Committed Volunteers

Pasadena Educational Foundation welcomes new board members

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), a nonprofit fundraising group for the Pasadena Unified School District, is welcoming four new members to its board of directors.

The board’s new members are: Lorena Yépez Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Robyn Mizes and Linda Morales.

“All four individuals demonstrate a great commitment to our community and our schools,” PEF Board President Kathy Onoye said in a prepared statement.

“Their expertise, leadership, and professional knowledge will be a great asset to our board of directors” Onoye continued. “We are honored that Lorena, Roberto, Robyn, and Linda have chosen to serve on our board and look forward to their contributions.”

Summer Sustenance

Tournament of Roses Foundation announces 2019 grant awards

totaling $200,000

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation has presented grants totaling $200,000 to 23 San Gabriel Valley organizations.

The funds will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. Since its inception, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded over $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association.

New this year are three $25,000 grant awards to support sustainable programs by investing in people. One of these new grants, a two-year grant, was awarded to Pasadena Educational Foundation to fund their Summer Academic Support for Low Performing Middle School Students program. The other two grants are single-year grants for $25,000.00 and were awarded to the PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc., Blair High School to fund the Blair Aquatics program and the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills to fund their Think Digital STEM Education program.

Twenty other community programs received grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  A complete list of 2019 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients, along with brief descriptions, can be found at

For more information about the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation, call Evan McCrary at (626) 449-4100 or wroite to him at n