PAL Youth Advisors
Meet Our Board
The Board of Directors is manages PAL’s organizational affairs and fundraising. The board works closely with the Pasadena Police Department and PAL Staff to ensure that PAL’s organizational mission is implemented. They meet once a month to review and discuss the current status of the PAL program and its finances, and makes managerial level decisions regarding the direction of the program and the expenditure of its funds. The board also coordinates and plans PAL’s fundraising efforts, and explores opportunities for PAL to foster and expand its organizational and institutional partnerships.
Fundraising is a year round effort for our Board of Directors, with the PAL Golden Badge Awards held each spring as its marquee event. PAL relies on an annual stipend from the Pasadena Police Department for its core daily operations, but the Board’s fundraising is critical to PAL’s ability to offer a diverse array of cultural and academic enrichment programs, expand enrollment, and ensure that PAL’s students are able to participate in unique educational and social activities, field trips, and other experiences that make PAL a special program for Pasadena’s youth.
Board directors are volunteers, comprised of an energetic and compassionate cross section of the community. Their drive to make PAL a positive and impactful youth program is essential to the success and sustainability of the program. PAL’s board members welcome inquiries about PAL, the board, and partnership opportunities.
Dillbeck Real Estate
Kristen Schwartz Jones
DBS Law Group
Sarah Horner Fish
Tom Sawyer Camps
The Berns Team
Lucas, Horsfall, Murphy, & Pindroh
Pasadena Police Department
2nd Vice President
The Salvation Army
Rodney D. Wallace
Police Lieutenant (Retired)
Johnson & Johnson (Retired)
PAL Board Advisors
• PAL served over 3,000 youth throughout the City of Pasadena.
• 42% increase in GPA through homework assistance through the Mentoring Program.
• PAL operates on a budget of $18,000, which which includes admission to various museums, professional sporting events, amusement parks, as well as transportation and office supplies.
• Fee of $40 per year for any child to become a member.
Donate to Pasadena PAL
The overall experience of being able to bond with a police officer and be exposed to things that they possibly could not afford to do because of their family’s economical status is PRICELESS.
Funding is provided through various fundraisers and in-kind donations from business owners and private citizens. Individual giving from generous donors is the cornerstone of our organization. We could not do it without you & every little bit helps!