PASADENA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Every Student. Every School. Every Day.

aka PEF   |   Pasadena, CA   |  www.pasedfoundation.org

Mission

The mission of the Pasadena Educational Foundation is to support, enhance, and supplement the programs, initiatives, and priorities of the Pasadena Unified School District.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Dr. Patrick Conyers

Main address

351 South Hudson Avenue Room 153

Pasadena, CA 91101 USA

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EIN

23-7149451

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The chronic under-funding of public education in California.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Teacher Grants

PEF offers financial awards to teachers and principals for projects in the classroom and school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Implemented in partnership with Pasadena Unified School District and ten local museums and cultural institutions. The program serves every K-6 student in PUSD, providing community-based arts learning opportunities for over 9,500 students and 490 teachers in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

The program links arts-integrated classroom lessons taught by PUSD teachers with a related field trip component led by staff or docents from the partnering museums and visual arts institutions.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Students in the Middle School Robotics program learn the core skills necessary to design, build, and program the robots of our future. With a focus on autonomous decision-making and friendly competition, students discover their ability to solve real-world problems faced in disaster relief, industrial automation, healthcare, and more. The program culminates in a student competition called the Robo Rally.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Students in our 5-week program are inspired while having fun learning as their classes prepare them for the upcoming school year. Whether it be science, theater, math, sports, literature, engineering, art, dance, or design the PEF Summer Enrichment Program offers a mix of classes to meet every student’s needs.Courses are taught by some of the finest educators in the Pasadena area with multi-subject credentials or professional expertise.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Math Academy is a program aimed at radically accelerating the learning curve of PUSD’s mathematically gifted students by providing a curriculum that matches their abilities. In the 6th grade, Math Academy students begin learning algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and complete everything up through AP calculus by the end of 8th grade. In high school our students take college level courses.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Open Stage is a performing arts education program for middle school students. In Open Stage, experienced community teaching artists, in collaboration with PUSD teachers, enliven history, social science and English language arts with a new sequential curriculum focused on the use of character development, script development, and performance. Each class will also attend a live performance at one of the partner theaters during or after the residency.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The App Academy is a four-year computer science pathway program at Pasadena High School made possible by a partnership between the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena Unified School District. App Academy students learn computer science and computer programming, and use these skills to create websites, games, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children enrolled in Summer Enrichment Program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Summer Enrichment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes direct contributions to PEF as well as funds generated for the Pasadena Unified School District.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Teacher Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Refers to Teacher and Schoolwide Grants awarded

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Summer Enrichment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Refers to total partial scholarships awarded for students to attend PEF's Summer Enrichment Program.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Summer Enrichment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Refers to number of students awarded partial scholarships for PEF's Summer Enrichment Program.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes high school students, college students, professionals, service clubs, office, event, and committee volunteers

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Teacher Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PEF disbursed 136 grants to 169 educators including 18 school-wide grants. Teacher Grants help inspirational teachers throughout PUSD take their creative projects from idea to reality.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PEF believes that strong schools build strong communities and strong communities build strong schools. Our goal is to make sure that every student in the Pasadena Unified School District receives a high quality education.

PEF's strategies are to leverage the resources of the community – i.e., funding, volunteers, and partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses – to support the academic, health, and social needs of PUSD students, teachers, staff and parents. PEF responds to specific needs in PUSD by developing, incubating, and implementing projects in collaboration with the District and a network of community partners. PEF also helps the community to gain a better understanding of our public schools by connecting individuals directly with schools and by regularly communicating with donors, community leaders, elected officials, and the media.

Over the past 48 years, PEF has developed a deep working relationship with the Pasadena Unified School District. Our physical location in PUSD headquarters enables PEF staff to work on a daily basis daily with key PUSD staff in all areas so that PEF maintains an authentic understanding of the district's needs and how to meet them. Through our many programs and services, PEF staff also regularly communicates with stakeholders in schools and in the community.

PEF was founded in 1971 as the first educational foundation in California dedicated to supporting public schools. In its early years, it awarded grants to community agencies that supported public education. Since then, there has been a steady expansion of scope and services, including the following major milestones:

· 1980: PEF begins the Teacher Grant Program to fund special projects developed by PUSD teachers.

· 1985: PEF develops a districtwide tutoring and homework assistance program that later becomes Pasadena LEARNs, a state-funded initiative.

· 1992: PEF begins securing grants from private foundations and corporations.

· 2003: PEF inaugurates the Summer Enrichment Program after state funding for summer school is eliminated.

· 2006: In partnership with eleven of Pasadena’s remarkable cultural institutions, PEF and PUSD develop My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community, a comprehensive visual arts curriculum that today engages all 9,000 students and teachers in grades K-6.

· 2008: PEF begins districtwide Annual Funds for each school in PUSD to support their fundraising efforts and provide administrative and accounting support.

· 2009: The Middle School Robotics Program was started.

· 2012: In partnership with the PUSD College & Career Pathways Office, PEF establishes the App Academy, a four-year computer science program at Pasadena High School.

· 2015: PEF launches the Realtor Initiative to provide opportunities for realtors to learn more and get further connected to our schools.

· 2016: PEF helps to incubate the Math Academy at three middle schools and one high school, providing radically accelerated instruction to mathematically gifted students.

Included in our goals for the near future: securing additional funds to ensure the continuity and quality of the district's after school programs; supporting increased access to physical education, sports, and athletics for all students; helping the district to close achievement gaps by funding proven strategies, piloting new and groundbreaking educational efforts and taking a proactive role in the district's marketing and public relations to improve the community's perception of PUSD.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Expanded course offerings for summer school

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PASADENA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 2/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Felita Kealing

Marketing Coordinator at Marshall Fundamental

Term: 2019 - 2021

George Brumder

Retired Attorney

William Creim

Retired Attorney

Tamerlin Godley

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Jonathan Fuhrman

Kathy Onoye

Retired Principal

Sarah Deschenes

Sandy Roberts

Melissa Winham

Talent Consultant at Parsons

James Patterson

D. Barton Doyle

Attorney

Erik Berg

Consultant

Maureen Carlson

Retired attorney

Jill Girod

Retired teacher

Lorena Hernandez

Project Manager

Roberto Hernandez

High School Principal

Annett Hill

Jane Kaczmarek

Actress

Lucy Lamb

Sharon Lefler

Retired teacher

Del Lile

Realtor

Julia McCallin

VP of Human Resources at Caltech

Lorna Miller

Retired

Jennifer Miyake-Trapp

Faculty Director at Pepperdine

Linda Morales

Owner of Con Carino Residential Care

Angelita O'Brien

Dawn O'Keeffe

Producer/Financial Manager

Luisa Rengifo

Realtor

Marguerite Snow

Professor

Alma Stokes

Retired teacher

William Thomson

Attorney

LaWayne Williams

City of Pasadena employee

Niki Elliott

Professor

Dominick Correy

District Representative

Annie Oelschlager

Retired

Lawton Gray

High School Principal

Frances Chiang Dayman

Operations Manager

Laura Mickens

Director of Marketing Communications

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data