Annual Fund Committee

  • The Field Elementary Annual Fund Committee is a group of parents who work in partnership with the Pasadena Education Foundation to maintain essential staff positions and curricular resources for our 90:10 Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program.

    Our school relies on the generous contributions from our families and community to enrich our educational environment, bridging the gap between public school funding and the true cost of our children’s education.  If you would like to learn more about our Annual Fund and school funding in general, please read this FAQ.

    During the 2019-20 school year, Field's Annual Fund raised more than $180,000. This money was designated by our School Site Council to go toward the following needs this year (2020-21):

    • Instructional aides to assist teachers in their classrooms and reduce the student-to-teacher ratio
    • An afterschool Mandarin intervention program to help students who need extra support
    • A librarian to encourage a love of reading English and Chinese books
    • Curriculum materials for teachers and workbooks for students

    We normally hold a direct-ask campaign every October, but due to Covid-19 we are postponing the 2020-21 direct-ask campaign to early 2021.  Please scale your tax-deductible gift according to your ability; every single gift matters and every donor is an important part of this effort.  To make a donation to the Annual Fund, please click here.  (Any gifts made before the direct-ask campaign begins will be credited toward the campaign!)

    Lastly, if you have any questions or would like to join the committee, please contact the Annual Fund co-chairs, Sharon Chen and Paul Nerenberg, at fieldelementaryaf@gmail.com.  We would be delighted to hear from you!