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Pasadena Methodist Foundation Annual Dinner 2017

The Pasadena Methodist Foundation held its annual dinner at the Altadena Country Club on April 21, 2017.

Friends in Deed director, Rabbi Joshua Grater, was the featured speaker for the event. The Rabbi spoke about the needs of the Pasadena Community and FID's role in meeting those needs. He also described the challenges the organization faces. PMF's Board President, Kevin Lussier, presented Rabbi Grater with a Foundation grant of $10,000 for FID programs.

Kevin Lussier summarized the Foundation's accomplishments of the past year and spoke of the important role it plays in providing financial support to Pasadena First United Methodist Church and the church community.


2017 Scholarship Applications Available April 1

Applications for new and renewal scholarship are available effective April 1, 2017. You may submit your application to the church office or to Sue Clairday at sclairday@pasadenamethodistfoundation.org. The deadlline for all applications is June 1, 2017. Proof of regsitration and grades from the previous semester are due by October 15, 2017. The Foundation will not be able to accept any required paperwork after that date. 

Pasadena Methodist Foundation 2016 Annual Dinner Held

The Pasadena Methdist Foundation's 2016 Annual Dinner was held on April 15 at the Altadena Town and Country Club.  The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Bruce Betts from The Planetary Society. 

Honored at the event was William A. Lewis for his 6 years of excellent service as president to the Foundation. The incoming president, Kevin Lussier has served on the Board of Trustees for many years was welcomed.

Pasadena Methodist Foundation Scholarships

A reminder to all new applicants and current recipients of academic scholarships from the Pasadena Methodist Foundation that you must apply for your scholarship request annually. The deadline this year is June 01, 2016. Please pick up your renewal application in the Church office or download from this web site. We will not be able to accept any applications for scholarships for the fall 2016 school year after June 1st.

2014 Pasadena Methodist Foundation Annual Dinner

The Pasadena Methodist Foundation's Annual Dinner was held on April 11, 2014 at the Altadena Town and Country Club.  Rev. Donna Byrns, Director of Friends in Deed was the speaker for the event.

Rev. Byrns spoke on "Doing Together What We Cannot Do Alone, 120 Years of Service to the Greater Pasadena Community."  In her talk she gave a brief history of Friends in Deed and opportunities and challenges for not only 2014 but the future as well.  

President Bill Lewis thanked Rev. Byrns and presented her with a $1,000 check for Friends in Deed.  He also talked about the accomplishments of the Foundation during the past year and the role the Foundation plays in the life of the congregation of First United Methodist Church, Pasadena.

Special Guests included Claremont School of Theology students Monalisa Siofele-Lolohea and Bradley Nussbaum, both recipients of 2013-2014 Foundation Scholarships.

The presentations were very well received.


The Pasadena Methodist Foundation’s Annual Dinner was held on April 12, 2013 at the Altadena Town and Country Club.  The dinner was dedicated to Ed Sales, Lee Bothast, and Virgil Bryant, three long term and dedicated members of the Foundation that had recently passed away.  Jane Evans Director of Partnership Communications from World Vision International was the speaker for the event.

Jane has been with World Vision for the past 12 years. She oversees the communication aspects of World Vision's international programs.  Jane is also a member of First United Methodist Church, Pasadena.

The presentation for the evening was, “Let My Heart Be Broken...” World Vision's Ministry, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.   Jane spoke about the ministry of World Vision International and their outreach programs for children in need all over the world. She also told the Foundation about the history of World Vision International and how far they have come.

President Bill Lewis spoke about our challenges for the coming year and the need to communicate the role the Foundation plays in the life of our FUMC congregation.  He also presented Jane Evans with a $1,000.00 check for World Vision International.

The dinner was enjoyable and the presentation was very well received.

We hope you are able to join us for the 2014 Annual Foundation Dinner.



Pasadena Methodist Foundation Scholarships

The Pasadena Methodist Foundation presented over 25 scholarships for the school year 2011-2012.  The recipients were young adults in college and graduate students.  Additionally, several students earning their Masters of Divinity degree received scholarships. 

The Foundation's goal is to keep the scholarship program strong and viable.  With rising costs the scholarships help students purchase books, supplies, or with registration fees.  Students have said how very appreciative they are for the support from PMF.


Godspell was the summer musical this year presented by the FUMC youth and their friends. The production was a hit with all who attended.  This was the 38th year for summer musicals at FUMC. The productions are supported by the generosity of FUMC families, friends, and the Foundation.

The Foundation Honors Evelyn McGee

Evelyn McGeeAt its annual meeting on April 29, the Pasadena Methodist Foundation honored its own Evelyn McGee. Evelyn served the Foundation tirelessly for over 15 years as its sole administrative support staff member. Always gracious and kind, Evelyn cheerfully undertook any task that came her way.

Evelyn's dedication to the FUMC began even earlier, when she served as office manager of the church for many years. Evelyn's talents will be missed, but the Foundation and the church it serves wish her well. She will always be part of the Foundation's community of support.