PEP Sponsors

Amazing Fundraising!

Businesses and PUSD Combine to Donate Almost $200,000 to College-Bound Paramount Students

The Paramount Education Partnership has been giving out college scholarships for 14 years. The Cityís very generous business community has made this possible with their annual support of the PEP fundraiser.  There have also been smaller fundraisers held on a regular basis at local businesses.

This past year, for instance, Yogurtland, Alondra Hot Wings, Horchateria Rio Luna, Gusís Deli, and Chipotle all gave part of what their customers spent on certain days to the scholarships. 

When all fundraising efforts were combined, including the annual fundraising event in April (which produced $75,000), a total of $188,000 was made available for college scholarships for local students. This amount allowed the number of scholarships to grow from 24 to 36.

A very special thank you to the following PEP Scholarship donors who donated at the April fundraiser:

Special thanks to the following donors

from the 2017 fundraiser:


Weber Metals, Inc.                                                     $18,000

AltAir Paramount                                                      $10,000

Marukan Vinegar (USA), Inc.                                   $10,000

R&N Kroeze Family Giving and Legacy Fund            $5,000

Fiesta Taxi Co-Op, Inc.                                                $3,000

Mattco Forge, Inc.                                                        $3,000

Willdan Group, Inc.                                                    $3,000

Carlton Forge Works                                                   $2,500

Horchateria Rio Luna                                                   $1,713

CalMet Services, Inc.                                                    $1,500

Charles and Margaret Garcia                                       $1,000

Charlie Lyons Properties                                             $1,000

Daryl & Barbra Hofmeyer                                           $1,000

Farmers& Merchants Bank                                          $1,000

Paramount Grocery Outlet Bargain Market                 $1,000

SC Fuels                                                                       $1,000

Total American Investment Company                         $1,000

Zamboni Company                                                      $1,000

Gus's Deli BBQ and Grill                                                $800

Alondra Hot Wings                                                        $560

All American Wheel Company                                        $500

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo                    $500

Ink Head Design & Prints                                               $500

Max B. Martinez, D.D.S.                                                $500

Norwalk True Value Hardware                                       $500

Paramount Elks 1804                                                      $500

Raymond Guillen Income Tax                                        $500

Standard Catering, Inc.                                                   $500

Chipotle                                                                          $448

Maria MacLean                                                               $300

Casa Gamino                                                                   $250

Yogurtland                                                                     $213

Gama Zeta Delta Kappa Gamma Society                        $200

Doublz                                                                             $100