The Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund (PACEF) is a 501c (3) not for profit organization that was established in 1998 as a charitable foundation to support educational and charitable activities for the benefit of the greater Pasadena community.


Pasadena-Altadena Links 2020 Holiday Giving Campaign

For 57 years, the Pasadena-Altadena Links has supported our community through volunteer service and charitable programs. We invite you to invest in our students, our seniors, and our community by making a donation to support our chapter programs and scholarships. Any amount you choose to donate is greatly appreciated and 100% tax-deductible.

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PACEF - ashana with scholarship winners 2018

2018 Scholarship Recipients from left to right: Nia Cathcart, Alena DeVaughn, Ashana J. Thorman (President, PACEF)


In 1998, The Pasadena Altadena Community Endowment Fund (PACEF) began with the intent of providing a vehicle to receive local grant money and contributions offered to the Pasadena Altadena Chapter of the Links, Inc., a national public service organization of principally African American women. As the PACEF matured, it envisioned an independent and more proactive role in the greater Pasadena Community. Always interested in providing scholarships to under served minority students, the PACEF decided to build the endowment so that the principle would remain intact while the interest would provide funds for ongoing scholarships.