The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and new officers. Since its inception in 1983, the Pasadena Tournament of Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. Community programs receive grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2019 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 23 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. Since its inception, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded over $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association.
The Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. The grant award maximum is $10,000. The grant awards in 2017 totaled $200,000, and the average grant was approximately $4,400.
The Tournament of Roses® Foundation elected Alex Aghajanian, Mark S. Harmsen, Diana Peterson-More and Michael K. Riffey to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Rick Jackson, Katherine Martinez Kleine, Charlie Martinson and Robert B. Miller who provided a combined 20 years of outstanding service and leadership.
The Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 45 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. Thirteen of the 45 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are: Alhambra High School Mighty Moors Boosters, Altadena Library Foundation, Blair High School PTA, Flintridge Center, Friends of the Temple City Library, Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena High School Alumni Association, Pittance Chamber Music Inc, Rose Bowl Riders Charitable Organization, San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre, Southern California Children's Museum and Theatre Americana.
Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM beginning February 2. Last year, over 5000 guests toured the house and gardens.
This evening, the 2018 Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet announced the leadership and organizational structure for the 2017-2018 Tournament of Roses. Mark Leavens, a Tournament volunteer since 1995, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Tournament of Roses President in 2025. He will provide leadership for the 136th Rose Parade® and the 111th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2025.