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.