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Blanche Embick Pontau Scholarship Established

Longtime Livermore residents Donna and Art Pontau have established community college scholarship to be awarded annually in honor of Blanche Embick Pontau, Art’s mother. Blanche Embick was born and raised in Philadelphia during the Great Depression; her family struggled financially. Blanche grew up resilient and was among the first women to enlist in the U.S. [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Ninth Graders Visit UC Berkeley for College Day

All seven of the 9th grade Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended the College Information Day on October 12th at UC Berkeley, hosted by the East Bay Consortium. The program exists to provide middle and high school students and families the opportunity to explore the infinite higher education options that lay ahead of them. All students and [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Las Positas College Talk Hawks Visit

The middle school cohorts of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program recently took their annual trip to Las Positas College to meet with the award-winning Forensics team, the Las Positas Talk Hawks. Each year, the Scholars learn about public speaking. The cohorts traveled to LPC via a Wheels bus. After arriving on campus and getting settled [...]

Bill Geyer Memorial Scholarship Established

The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore has established a scholarship fund through the Pedrozzi Foundation to honor community-minded and beloved Livermore resident Bill Geyer. Born in Pennsylvania into a military family, Geyer spent his youth traveling the world. He met his wife, Dianna, while his father was stationed in Japan. In 1977, the couple opened Livermore [...]

Pedrozzi Scholar Returns From Youth Orchestra European Tour

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra - David Davisson is pictured third from the right (Photo credit: Stefan Cohen) Livermore musician, David Davisson, recipient of the Pedrozzi Foundation’s 2019 Charles Amirkhanian Music Scholarship is also a member of the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. He and fellow SFSYO members recently returned from [...]

2019 Recognition Event Photos

2019 Pedrozzi Scholars, family members, and friends came together to celebrate their achievements at the annual Recognition Event. Congratulations once again to all scholars on your tremendous accomplishments! Special thanks to Advance Creative and Livermore Valley Camera Club for volunteering to take these pictures at the Pedrozzi Recognition Event.  

$443,500 Awarded to 2019 Pedrozzi Scholars

The Pedrozzi Foundation recently awarded $443,500 in scholarships to 115 local scholars. Since 2008, the Pedrozzi Foundation has awarded $4.44 million to 1,226 Livermore students. Of the 2019 Pedrozzi Scholars, seventeen percent will be the first in their family to attend college. These scholars will be attending community college, undergraduate, graduate, and trade schools in [...]

Boomerang Internship Program – Applications Open

The Boomerang Program will include workshops at the Switch. (Photo credit: Brandon Cardwell) Graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply to the Boomerang Program. The Boomerang Program is an 8-week paid internship program from June 17 - August 9. Students work approximately 15-20 hours per week. In addition [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Science on Saturday

Recently, the Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended a Science on Saturday lecture presented by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Science on Saturdays is a series of free science lectures for middle and high school students. The topic the Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended was "Seed, Soil and Spread: 3D bioprinted model for metastatic brain tumors" with speaker Dr. [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – St. Mary’s College of California Tour

The Pedrozzi Young Scholars and their families were invited to a St. Mary's College of California tour to get a glimpse of the college experience. The Scholars enjoyed walking around the campus and seeing the beautiful grounds of St. Mary's College, surrounded by the hills of Moraga. The Scholars were led on their tour by [...]

Pedrozzi Foundation Partners With LVJUSD to Bring PIQE to Livermore

  The Pedrozzi Foundation partnered with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) to fund the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) seminar on September 22nd and 29th in Livermore. Over 60 parents and guardians of Livermore students attended the no-cost 2-day seminar. Topics included supporting students' academic success, how to navigate the school [...]

Join the Pedrozzi Foundation at the TVNPA Stronger Together Festival

Mark your calendar for the Tri-Valley NonProfit Alliance Stronger Together Festival on Sunday, September 16. This is a great opportunity to connect with local nonprofit organizations. The Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation will be at the event hosting a book drive for Marylin Avenue Elementary School. Stop by the event to drop off new and used books (in excellent condition) for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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