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Monica Lopez
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May 5, 2015

White House Champion of Change Recipient S. Dallas Dance
to be Keynote Speaker at
Pasadena Educational Foundation's Spring Event

PASADENA, CA - Celebrating Our Schools, the Pasadena Educational Foundation's 2015 Spring Event, will feature an inspiring keynote address from White House Champions of Change honoree Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. Dr. Dance is responsible for overseeing one of the largest school districts in the nation.  A rising star in education, he is highly regarded for being a vibrant and driven leader, committed to advancing technology in the classroom.   The event will be held on Wednesday, May 20, at the historic Pasadena City Hall, beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available online at

The  2015 Exemplary Service Award   will be presented to Rich Webster, in recognition of The Helen and Will Webster Foundation's steadfast and generous support of the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), and the wider community.

The event will also feature remarks from PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald. He oversees more than 17,000 students and is dedicated to the mission of motivating all students to achieve their highest potential. In leading the district, Dr. McDonald calls upon his many years of experience as a banker, classroom teacher, school principal, and district administrator. Dr. McDonald is the proud father of five PUSD students.

Contributions to the Spring Event allow PEF to support the priorities and forward-thinking initiatives of the district, and help PEF provide award-winning art programs, summer school, and cutting-edge classroom technology.

The evening's program will be followed by a reception in the Pasadena City Hall Courtyard.


WHAT:            Pasadena Educational Foundation's      

                       2015 Spring Event - Celebrating Our Schools 


WHERE:         Pasadena City Hall Courtyard

                       100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101


WHEN:           Wednesday, May 20, 2015

                       Program begins at 6 p.m.. Reception to follow


For more information and to purchase tickets go to: or contact the Pasadena Educational Foundation at (626) 396-3625




Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.

Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. 


The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for over 17,000 students every day.