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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.

Our mission is to develop funding and community support for the enhancement of teaching at learning at Pasadena City College. We do this by providing crucial private support for programs, facilities, equipment, faculty and students.

But we don’t do this alone. Generous support 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.

Your support of the Pasadena City College Foundation ensures student success and expanded educational opportunities. Gifts to the PCC Foundation are tax deductible. We would be pleased to assist you and discuss how you can make a positive difference in students' lives and help them achieve their educational goals.

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For more information, please contact the PCC Foundation at (626) 585-7065 or by email at