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Pasadena Community Foundation Hosts Virtual Happy Hour to Honor Local Heroes

Published on Oct 28, 2020

The Pasadena Community Foundation will honor local non-profits providing vital services in Pasadena with a virtual Heroes’ Happy Hour, live streamed on Thursday, October 29, at 4:30 p.m.

This is the Foundation’s 21st Annual Local Heroes Celebration, which takes the place of an annual breakfast to toast Pasadena’s local non-profits whose work is so vital to the overall health and welfare of the community. The annual breakfast has been reimagined this year to comply with healthcare safety protocols.

Jennifer DeVoll, President and CEO of PCF, said the virtual event will feature live remarks from PCF staff and Board members, inspirational videos highlighting the work of some of this year’s grantees in the critical areas of food security, education, health and homelessness, entertainment hosted by Lance Davis of Parson’s Nose Theater, and giveaways in support of some of Pasadena’s wonderful local restaurants.

PCF’s grantmaking for 2020 has focused on COVID-19 response and helping vulnerable populations,” DeVoll said. “We will spotlight some of our grantees. We will showcase the Pasadena Job Center’s work to create a new food pantry to help their workers and families. We will hear from some of our scholarship students who attend Pasadena City College.”

The PCF will also announce a commitment of $500,000 to projects that are adding permanent supportive housing in Pasadena, such as those spearheaded by Habitat for Humanity San Gabriel Valley and Salvation Army’s Pasadena Tabernacle. DeVoll added there will also be important announcements about upcoming PCF grantee awards, including the planned distribution of over $2.6 million in grants to local nonprofits this year.

“I hope guests are inspired to continue to be generous to local nonprofits. I hope they leave with a sense of the power of community philanthropy,” she added. “Nonprofits have been working on the front lines of this pandemic. Their staff work in group homes and shelters, food pantries, health care facilities and directly serving vulnerable populations. They should be recognized and celebrated always – but this year more than ever!”

Attendance to the virtual event is open to everyone and admission is free. To register, go to

To find out more about how you can support the PCF, visit

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