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Boomerang Program Pairs Pedrozzi Scholars with Local Start-Ups

Pedrozzi Scholars Jaine Tabrett and Shannon Meyer work for tech start-up Nyentek. In partnership with The Switch, Las Positas College, and Innovation Tri-Valley, the Pedrozzi Foundation has brought Scholars and local start-up companies together. This project is known as the Boomerang Program because it seeks to return bright students studying throughout the state [...]

Alex Hunter Speaks at Pedrozzi Night at The Switch

Photo Credit: Brandon Cardwell Livermore native and coveted international speaker, Alex Hunter spoke to Pedrozzi Scholars as a part of "Pedrozzi Night" at The Switch, an incubator and coworking space for startups, entrepreneurs, tech developers and creatives in downtown Livermore. This evening allowed students to explore The Switch space, as well as hear from a [...]

Kathy Coyle funds William Scott Community College Scholarship

Kathy Coyle continues to live out the tradition of giving exemplified by her father William Scott, whether it be in her role as Pedrozzi Foundation President, incoming Rotary Club President, or her many other community-serving positions. She reflects on the impact her father had on his community and her understanding of legacy, honored with the [...]

Siegfried Recognized with Friend of the College Award

On May 26th, during the 2018 Las Positas College Commencement Program, Roanna Bennie, Interim President of Las Positas College, representing the Academic Leadership and Trustees of Las Positas College, presented to Carolyn Siegfried, Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation, Executive Director, the 2018 Las Positas College Friend of the College Award. In her presentation remarks, Ms. Bennie noted [...]

2018 Music in the Orchard

Mark your calendar for several fantastic evenings in June, July, August and September for the popular Music in the Orchard Concert Series returning for the fifth year to the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax under the olive trees of Livermore's finest resort at 4549 Cross Road. [...]

Astronaut Jose Hernandez Speaks to Pedrozzi Young Scholars

Photo Credit: Carrie Martin, LLNL Astronaut and former engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Jose Hernandez spoke to Pedrozzi Young Scholars at Marylin Avenue School to explain his journey from migrant farm worker to man in space. Jose began his presentation by giving the young students the license to dream big, one [...]

Foundation Welcomes Third Pedrozzi Young Scholar Cohort

Front Row (From L to R): PYS Priel Wolfe, Samantha Romero, Katherine Robles, Alessandra Puentes, Vanessa Perez, Flore Jimenez, Yoselin Delgado, Angelina Cruz, Kimberly Cano. Back Row (From L to R): Carolyn Seigfried (Pedrozzi Foundation Executive Director), Maggie Tufts (Pedrozzi Young Scholar Coordinator), and Denise Nathanson (principal of Marylin Ave. School). The 2018 [...]

Rotary Club Honors Leo Croce, John Shirley, Funds Scholarships

Pedrozzi President Kathy Coyle, Donor Jay Davis, Leo Croce, John Shirely, and Executive Director Carolyn Siegfried at a recent Rotary Club Meeting. The Rotary Club of Livermore honored Leo Croce and John Shirley this year by generously funding two scholarships in their names. Pedrozzi Scholarships are frequently funded by generous community members in [...]

“Pedrozzi Common” set to Honor Mario Pedrozzi

The City of Livermore will be naming an internal street in the new inter-generational affordable housing community development at Chestnut Square. "Pedrozzi Common" will run right through the location where Mario Pedrozzi's home once stood. Pedrozzi Foundation board members were on hand to participate in the ground-breaking of this new development and to celebrate [...]