The Rotary Club of Pasadena has announced the 11 nonprofit beneficiaries of $62,000 in funding through the club’s 17th Annual Community Grant Awards program.
The announcement was made Wednesday during a virtual club meeting, representatives said.
The arts and culture organizations selected by the club’s 15-member grant committee received awards ranging from $3,500 to $6,000, according to the Rotary Club of Pasadena.
“Rotary Club of Pasadena has been committed to serving the community locally and internationally for 101 years,” President Ken Joe said in a written statement. “We believe in service above self.”
This year, grants were given to arts and culture groups to help offset the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Deborah Lewis, Rotary Club of Pasadena’s Community Grants Co-Chair.
“We recognize that during this difficult time, many organizations have needs that go beyond usual expenses,” Lewis said. “We are giving them the opportunity to use these funds to assist them with extra costs due to Covid-19. We hope this will help them get through the health and economic concerns they are experiencing.”
They are the only year-round repertory company in Southern California and only one of a few nationwide. Repertory means they rotate 2 (or more) shows at the same time. This week’s gala honored the late Pasadena Rotarian, Margaret Sedenquist. They are currently running shows online.