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 15 years. The City’s 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. One of the largest fundraising efforts is through Pennies for PEP.

This past year, for instance, Alondra Hot Wings, IHOP,  Horchateria Rio Luna, Gus’s 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 $140,000 was made available for college scholarships for local students. This amount allowed the number of scholarships to grow from 36 to 42.

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 2018 fundraiser: 

Weber Metals an Otto Fuchs Company                         $15,000

AltAir Paramount                                                $10,000
Marukan Vinegar (USA), Inc.                             $10,000
R&N Kroeze Family Trust                                  $  5,000
Fiesta Taxi Co-Op, Inc.                                       $  3,000
FENICO Precision Castings                                $  3,000
Mattco Forge, Inc.                                               $  3,000
Willdan Group, Inc.                                             $  3,000
Carlton Forge Works                                           $  2,500
County of L.A. Supervisor Janice Hahn's Off.    $  2,500
CalMet Services, Inc.                                           $  1,500
Charles and Margaret Garcia                               $  1,000
Daryl & Barbra Hofmeyer                                   $  1,000
Kenny's Auto Service                                           $  1,000
SC Fuels                                                               $  1,000
Zamboni Company                                               $  1,000
The Office of Assemblymn. Anthony Rendon     $    500 
Gus's Deli BBQ and Grill                                     $    500
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo          $     500
Ink Head Design & Prints                                     $    500
Farmers & Merchants Bank                                  $    500
Guillen Investment Properties                               $    500
Horchateria Rio Luna                                            $    500
RMI International                                                  $    500
The Paramount Com. Coalin. Agst. Txns.            $    500 
Paramount Elks 1804                                            $    500

$499 and Under:
DenMaria Electric Motor Services Inc.
Gamma Zeta Delta Kappa
Gamma Society
Jill & Carlos Gutierrez
Vivian & Tom Hansen
New York Life Insurance, Christofer T. Hicks
Peggy Lemons
Beatrice Proo
TAP
John & Marsha Zuldervaart

Event Sponsors:
City of Paramount
Marukan Vinegar (USA) Inc.
Paramount Unified School District

Restaurant Fundraising 
Sponsors Through the Year:
Alondra Hot Wings
Chipotle
Gus's Deli BBQ & Grill
Horchateria Rio Luna
IHOP