Since 1979, the Pasadena City College Foundation has raised much-needed funds to help a wide range of students — local and international, first-generation, veterans, career-changers and distance learners — achieve their educational and career goals.


We are a non-profit, charitable, public-benefit corporation made up of caring individuals from the college and community, and partially funded by a grant from the Ahmanson Foundation.

Today, we have a 33-person Board of Directors that includes civic and business leaders from the community oversees our work. Each Board member serves a three-year term. The funds we raise include donations from individuals, corporations, as well as local foundations.

The Foundation Board also governs the PCC Alumni Association. Some of the areas that benefit from the funds we raise include major capital projects, technology updates, programs that provide special services to students and the community, faculty grants and student scholarships.


Mission and Values


The mission of the Pasadena City College Foundation is to develop funding and community support for the enhancement of teaching and learning at Pasadena City College.

The Board Members of the Pasadena City College are guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

  • A Commitment to Pasadena City College
  • An Appreciation of the Importance of Fundraising
  • A Passion for Integrity
  • An Appreciation for Diversity
  • A Respect for Collegiality
  • A Recognition of the College's Heritage of Excellence

Strategic Master Plan