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Kim Cupps Memorial STEM Scholarship Fund Established

A scholarship fund has been established in memory of Kim Cupps and in honor of her long career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Computing Directorate. Cupps passed away in June 2019 following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Cupps was born and raised in Livermore, and after graduating from Granada High School in [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Seventh Music in the Orchard Concert Series a Success

The seventh annual Music in the Orchard summer concert series was a huge success and, the Pedrozzi Foundation is grateful to the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa, Nottingham Cellars, and Posada on Wheels for naming the Foundation as a continued beneficiary of the enjoyable outdoor concerts. The Foundation was established by Livermore businessman [...]

Scholarship in Memory of Jack Garibaldi

Jay and Mary Davis have generously funded the Jack Garibaldi Tool Scholarship through the Pedrozzi Foundation in memory of Jack Garibaldi. Jack was a longtime Pleasanton resident. He retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after his career in the Applied Research Engineering Division's Mechanical Engineering group. Jack enjoyed designing and building things. He spent many [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bryan Balazs and Lori Souza Endow Scholarship

We love being a part of the Livermore community, and this connection means much more than simply residing here. We strongly believe that our commitment to the community is strengthened through our involvement with the many wonderful civic, educational, and cultural organizations that Livermore has to offer. Through working with these organizations, we have a [...]

Alan and Mary Burnham Fund Vocational Scholarships

Francis "Buzz" Burnham In honor of Alan's father, Francis "Buzz" Burnham, Livermore residents Alan and Mary Burnham are funding multiple Francis Burnham Vocational Scholarships. Buzz was a longtime vocational training advocate. He taught industrial arts, vocational training and adult education and was active in the Iowa Vocational Industrial Clubs or America, now SkillsUSA. [...]

Pedrozzi Scholars Give Back

Pedrozzi Scholars Cassie Braun (2008) and Nicole McCaffrey (2010) are giving back to the Pedrozzi Foundation.  Now successfully launched in their careers, these philanthropic young women are setting an example for their peers by making generous gifts to the Foundation. Cassie Braun "I'm so appreciative of the support I received from the Pedrozzi [...]

Anonymous Donor Funds Promise Scholarships

A retired Livermore resident donated to the Pedrozzi Foundation in March 2016 to support two deserving students' college pursuits. The donor wanted to make a significant donation, enabling these  students to pursue their college dreams and goals. Having researched national scholarship foundations and then realizing that the Pedrozzi Foundation could facilitate the goal of funding [...]