Tournament of Roses Releases Community Impact Report


Volunteerism and investing in the community are among the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ cornerstones. Each year, it provides a Community Impact Report with details about the organization’s commitment to those it serves.
“The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is a vital community organization focused on positively impacting people through community involvement and charitable giving,” said Carlos Illingworth, senior director of community relations. “The association and the Tournament of Roses Foundation work together to strengthen engagement and drive social impact throughout the region.” Illingworth also serves as executive director of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation.
The engagement and impact efforts include developing and implementing programs around enhancing educational opportunities, investing in the community, strengthening community business partnerships and creating experiences that make a difference. Examples include:
• The 2020 Rose Bowl Game contributed approximately $75.3 million to support universities in the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences.
• To date, the Tournament of Roses has contributed more than $1.3 billion to America’s colleges and universities in support of higher education and collegiate athletics.
• The Tournament of Roses annually donates more than $590,000 to select organizations and individuals within the Greater Pasadena area.