FoundationProviding Private Support for PCC
The PCC Foundation helps ensure the growth and development of the PCC by providing crucial private support for programs, facilities, equipment, faculty and students.
In 1979, the Pasadena City College Foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit, charitable, public-benefit foundation to bridge the gap between the needs and resources of PCC. Generous support of the foundation from our alumni, friends, corporations, foundations—and you—give PCC a “margin of excellence” that would not be possible without support above and beyond state funding.
The mission of the Pasadena City College Foundation is to assist the College in achieving successful student learning. The Foundation supports the efforts of the College to provide high-quality, academically rigorous instruction in a comprehensive transfer and vocational curriculum, as well as learning activities designed to improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities within the College service area.
The Pasadena City College Foundation was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit, charitable, public-benefit corporation. Established by a group of individuals from the college and community, and partially funded by a grant from the Ahmanson Foundation, the PCC Foundation was formed to raise private funds to maintain a high level of excellence at a time of declining public funding.
Today the Foundation is governed by a 33 person Board of Directors who are civic and business leaders from the community, elected for three-year terms. Funds raised by the Foundation include donations from individuals, corporations, and local foundations. The Foundation Board is also the governing agency of the Alumni Association. Some of the areas that benefit from the funds raised are major capital projects, equipment to ensure technological excellence, programs which provide special services to the students and the community, faculty grants, and student scholarships.