“Envisioning our future through education…”  is the theme of the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s (PEF) annual spring event — “Celebrating Our Schools, ENVISION 2017” — which will feature Parsons CEO Charles (Chuck) Harrington, a visionary and inspiring leader in engineering, a special presentation from Muir High School Principal Timothy Sippel, and Kaleidoscope — this year’s interactive showcase highlighting the Pasadena Unified School District’s innovative programs and students.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at the historic Pasadena City Hall. Kaleidoscope begins at 5:00 p.m., speaker program begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the courtyard. Tickets are available online at http://pased.org/envision.


“We are excited to have Chuck Harrington at our spring event to share his vision of the future, the power of workplace diversity, and his passion for innovation and education,” said PEF Executive Director Patrick Conyers. “Parsons has been a major PEF supporter for many years, and has contributed to many STEM initiatives in PUSD.” With offices in Pasadena, Parsons is a worldwide engineering leader that designs, builds, and manages projects throughout the globe with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction.


“It’s important for our community to join together with PEF to support public schools. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders, and they will be the pioneers and innovators of the future,” said Chuck Harrington. “Parsons and PEF believe strong schools build strong communities.”


Contributions to the Celebrating Our Schools, ENVISION 2017 help PEF provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.


The evening’s program will be followed by a reception in the Pasadena City Hall Courtyard (100 N. Garfield Ave.).


For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://pased.org/envision 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. www.pased.org