South Pasadena Chinese American Club Awards $15,000 in Grants

South Pasadena Chinese-American Club Hosts first-ever ceremony recognizing grant winners in library community room

PHOTO: SPCC | | Longtime South Pasadenan and Chinese American Club member, Joe Loo

Individuals making a difference in the city were honored Monday night as the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC) presented $15,000 in grants to a variety of local school and community programs.

The first-ever event was held in the South Pasadena Community Room.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | SPCC Grants Coordinator Nancy Ray presents South Pasadena High teacher James Jontz a check for digital scenery and Little Theatre projection

“We believe in making our community an even better place to live by contributing to it, by building bridges and by sustaining relationships,” said SPCC President Joe Loo. “The grants program is one way we help, by funding projects and contributing to activities.”

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The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club, a non-profit organization, was established in 1989 to provide valuable services to the South Pasadena community by contributing to local schools, promoting cultural awareness and providing a variety of community events.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | SPCC Grants Coordinator Nancy Ray, left, is joined, from left, by Melissa Cheng, Ming Wang and Sal Rednar, all part of a Chinese martial arts project at South Pasadena High School

Along with awardees and guests, South Pasadena Chinese American Club President Joe Loo, Vice President Yuki Cutcheon, Grants Chair Nancy Ray, South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz and members of the Board of Education attended the event.