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Pacific Academy Foundation

Help A Dream Set Sailed!


​Who We Are

Pacific Academy Foundation is a public non-profit organization focused on supporting and promoting talented youth in the arts, athletics, and academics. We pride ourselves in recognizing a child’s potential to shine and are invested in the development of that special gift.

Our Mission and Vision

Pacific Academy Foundation cultivates the talents of dedicated youth and inspires them to fully engage in the journey toward their dreams.



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Pacific Academy Foundation is proud to present the Continuous Support Award to rising golf star Rose Zhang. Rose, who has won numerous important awards and championships, will receive her third $5000 scholarship from Pacific Academy Foundation.

An outstanding student at Pacific Academy, Rose is a top-ranked golf player who has earned numerous awards and honors:


  • 1st place Rolex Girls Junior Championship 2020

  • 2020 U.S Woman's Amateur Champion

  • 2019 AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Player of the Year

  • Currently ranked No. 1 nationally for girl’s junior golf players 19 years-old and under

  • Currently ranked No. 12 internationally by the World Amateur Golf Ranking

  • - 1st place Rolex Tournament of Champions 2019 

  • - 1st place Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational 2019 

  • - 1st place Toyota Junior Golf World Cup 2019

  • - 1st place The PING Invitational 2018

  • - 1st place Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational 2018 

  • - 1st place ANA Junior Inspiration 2018

  • - 2nd place Thunderbird International Junior 2019

  • - T17th place Augusta National Women’s Amateur 2019

  • Represented Team USA and won the Junior Solheim Cup in 2019 and Junior Ryder Cup in 2018

  • Represented the West Team and won the Wyndham Cup in 2018

  • Represented Team USA and led the team to 3rd place at the 2019 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup


2018-2021 Scholarship Recipient: Rose Zhang


2019 Scholarship Recipient: Allison To

2020 Scholarship Recipient: José Luis Alvaray


2022 Scholarship Recipient: Elena Mateo Saez,

Gabriella Sa


2023 Scholarship Recipient: Jessie Li


2023 Scholarship Recipient:

Elvin Schlanger


2023 Scholarship Recipient:

Gabriella Sá

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2023 Scholarship Recipient: Elena Mateo Saez

Pacific Academy Foundation Orchestra

Auditions Are Now Open

Maestro Jorge Luis Uzcátegui


Established in September 2018, the mission of Pacific Academy Foundation Orchestra (PAFO) is to provide the opportunity for talented young musicians to perform advanced music and reach their highest levels. Although PAFO is newly-formed in the music community of Southern California, our members are full of energy and vigor, and they are granted access to receive masterclasses by world renowned artists, learn from world-class conductor, build mentorship, and perform domestically and internationally."


Being small by design, the Pacific Academy Foundation Orchestra has a low coach-student ratio to allow every member to receive sufficient guidance from coaches and to improve rapidly by learning techniques side by side with coaches through sectionals and coaching sessions. Younger or newer members are also paired with student leaders to help them better integrate into the orchestra community both musically and socially. Therefore, in PAFO, members are able to ameliorate their skills at a faster pace.


One of the most prominent features of PAFO is our conductor, the world-renowned Maestro Jorge Luis Uzcátegui. Uzcátegui won First Prize at the Debut Hamburg International Conducting Competition in Germany and at the Paraná Symphony International Conducting Competition in Brazil, obtaining the unanimous vote from the jury and all orchestra members. He also won First Prize at the Wise Conducting Competition in Los Angeles, where he is completing his doctorate in orchestral conducting at UCLA. Uzcátegui has conducted members from distinguished orchestras in Europe, North and South American, and has gone on to perform concerts all over the world since the age of 13.


We are beginning our season online, where students have the opportunity to interact in a safe way, building relationships and maintaining a sense of community during the pandemic.

PA Foundation Benefit Concert

PA Foundation Benefit Concert

PA Foundation Benefit Concert
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2021 PAFO Holiday Concert Hightlight

2021 PAFO Holiday Concert Hightlight

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Wongkaren  L'inverno Winter -  Mov.1, Joanna Bai

Wongkaren L'inverno Winter - Mov.1, Joanna Bai

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Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor

Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor

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