The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Foundation is a nonprofit organization, made volunteers who work together to raise funds to promote academic, social, physical and mental development of Lincoln students, in keeping with the mission and strategic plan of the school by providing supplies, staff and/or enhancement of facilities. All donations are tax deductible. Lincoln Foundation is a 501c(3) non profit foundation.

We welcome participation of all families and teachers. Working together as a team, we always maker a bigger and more positive impact. If you would like to volunteer or participate, we are happy to have you!

This year’s Foundation board includes: Co-Presidents – Alisa Krohn and Reshma Sharmasunder, Vice-President – Wendy Tateishi, Co-Secretaries – Yenny Moreno and Sheela Patel, and Co-Treasurers – Renee Alvo and Sarah Todd. We also have a special group for Dads that makes a positive impact on all events – Dad’s Club- headed by Armen Derian

2015 – 2016 grants have provided:

01 – School wide subscription to

02 – Computer Lab Support

03 – Classroom Grants

04 – Primary Music Program

05 – Supplemental hours for Librarian, Admin Secretary, Health Clerk

06 – Substitutes for Professional Development

07 – Supplies – subscriptions to weekly magazines for students

08 – Copy Machine maintenance


Overview of events that are happening in the 2015/2016 school year:


  • Jogathon – Thursday, February 23, 2017. Largest fundraiser of the year, The big prize is the

  • Silent Auction – May 11, 2017 (run in conjunction with Open House)
  • E-scrip – runs throughout the year, please sign up at
  • Box Tops Contest – Runs for one week two times a year. October 3 to 7 and March 6 to10
  • – Sign up to have a portion of your purchase donated to Lincoln Elementary Foundation

Last year, Jogathon raised more than $34,000 gross, Silent Auction raised over $7,000, and Box Tops raised $2700

Social Activities (non fundraising):

  • Garden Club – meets throughout the year
  • Mother Son Olympiad -October 16, 2016
  • Staff Luncheon – February 7, 2017
  • Handprint Wall (Kinder and 6th) – January 20, 2017
  • Daddy Daughter Dance – April 7, 2017
  • Teacher appreciation Luncheon – March 14, 2017
  • Scholarship Luncheon (Joint event with PTA on the day of the Lincoln 500) – May 12, 2017
  • Pool Party – May 19, 2017 (As a prize for Jogathon participants who raised $110 or more)

Lincoln’s primary music program benefits both general education and SDC students, grades kindergarten through third grade. All Lincoln primary students received about two months of music last year, but we are fortunate that funding from both the Lincoln Foundation and the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts have afforded us a much more robust schedule for this year.
Lincoln Elementary’s goal is for all primary grade students to read music by the end of their third grade year. This will encourage a natural progression in their interest and appreciation of the art, as well as practical use of math and language concepts via a well-rounded, multi-sensory music program, and build interest in the Chorus and Orchestra programs. The Lincoln Foundation was able to secure supplemental funding to achieve this endeavor through a generous grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.

The PSHA hosts a fantastic annual event – The Pasadena Showcase House of Design (“Showcase”) is produced as PSHA’s annual benefit, combining the efforts of PSHA members with over 50 designers who transform the interior and grounds of a selected estate.  The event is held mid-April through mid-May each year.  Please show your thanks to PSHA by attending this event in the spring!  It is the Showcase ticket sales that drive PSHA music grants like the one Lincoln received, and that now benefits Lincoln students. Pasadena Showcase

Thank you to all of the volunteers for your time and your work. Thank you to all of the

companies and individual donors who give so generously to enhance the experience

of the Lincoln Elementary students.

Please feel free to contact us:

Alisa Krohn – 818-209-8695 –

Reshma Sharmasunder – or

Wendy Tateishi – 310-560-0492 –

Lala Ohanian – 818-974-0614 –

Yenny Moreno-818-631-5560 –

Sheela Patel-408-431-7529 –