PACE - Parents Association Colfax Elementary

Providing an enriched education for all children through fundraising excellence

PACE stands for ‘Parents Association Colfax Elementary’. All parents of Colfax students are automatically members of our organization -- grandparents, friends, neighbors and family members are welcome, too! We welcome everyone to participate in our full slate of activities throughout the school year. You can find out about all of our fundraisers here on this site!  


Why do we fundraise?


As parents, we appreciate the outstanding educational experience our children receive at Colfax. We also recognize it as a great privilege – one that we must all work together to preserve. Delivering this extraordinary education is not possible with LAUSD funds alone. So...we FUNDRAISE!


Last year, it cost us over $500,000 to provide for the amazing classroom aides, enrichment staff, technology and programs that all Colfax students enjoy. The cost of providing these programs increases every year, so we need absolutely everyone to join us in our efforts!



Who are we?

The PACE board consists of two volunteers per position, each serving a two year term. Our board is elected in the Spring of each year. If you're interested in running for a position, please see the front office for a form or check back on this site during the nomination process.




PACE Presidents - Jacey Kunka & Susie Kheel

VP Ways & Means - Liora Shvartz & Erica Reynoso

VP Communications - Nicole Eber & Ashleigh Landis

VP Programs - Alina Tsarouchas & Christina Rule

Treasurer - Ryan Baylor

Financial Secretary - Adriann Dunlop

Secretaries (shared with PTA) - Nicolle Fefferman & Jessica Enriquez





Affiliate Programs - Martina Papinchak

Promotes and manages our affiliate network, including Amazon, Ralph's, Stuck on You and more.    
Annual Giving - Becca Dingilian & Kristin Engle

Cultivates family financial support for Colfax to help fund an enriched educational experience.
Bake SaleJane Epstein & Jenna Schwartz

Coordinates people to bake, set-up and sell goodies during various school functions.   


Colfax CREW - Dan Kunka & Chris Pierce

Provides support to all committees in need of builders, movers, painters, power tools, skilled (and unskilled!) labor.
Community Sponsorship - Lisa Petersen & Jessica Kraus  

Secures funds, goods and services from local businesses beginning with World Fair and continuing year-round.   
FarmLeila Wells & Sabrina Connery
Provides for the care and upkeep of our Colfax Farm and animals.       
Garden - Whitney Wade

Maintains the Colfax garden for curricular use, making it an educational and inviting space for students, teachers & parents.
Going Green / Beautification - Kristin Engle & Stevie Cogan

Brainstorms new green initiatives for Colfax to increase efficiency and reduce waste, as well as keeping the campus clean and beautiful.
Grant WritingAshley DeLucca & Jennifer Cowgill

Researches & requests federal and private grants to support Colfax programs.
Graphic DesignClaire Barker & Dave Cogan

Executes design projects including flyers, Spirit Wear, website graphics, fence banners and more.


Kidchella (Rockin' for Colfax) - Chris Dingilian, Becca Dingilian, Sonja Young & Megan Pennie

Organizes the band selection process and puts on the Rockin’ for Colfax concert each Spring.      
Kids LotteryAdriann Dunlop

Organizes a raffle for students to win tickets to a teacher-sponsored event.


Parent Social - Alina Tsarouchas, Claire Barker & Sunny Reagan

Plans the annual Colfax parents-only party held at an outside venue.


Party Book - Apple Musni, Carmen Mussig & Andrea Prado
Coordinates the hosts for Colfax Party Book and manages the schedule and ticket sales for all parties.

Photography - OPEN POSITION

Digitally documents school events for use in the yearbook, website, bulletin boards and social media.
Read-A-ThonSarah HuYoung & Aimee Grayson

Facilitates our annual Read-A-Thon and encourages students to get pledges and read as many books as possible over a 3 week period.      
Restaurant Fundraisers - Liora Shvartz & Erica Reynoso

Arranges local restaurants for special dine-out event where a percentage of all proceeds go to the school.
Running ClubPatricia and Bill Aronis

Supports program in which students can run laps before school every morning and track their progress.
School ToursJeanne Simpson

Leads a team of guides for biannual tours of Colfax given for prospective parents.
Spirit Wear - Sonja Young, Jacey KunkaDave Cogan

Designs, orders, promotes and sells school t-shirts and other merchandise.
Technology - OPEN POSITION

Assists in the maintenance of this website.


Turkey Trot / Fall Fitness Fair - Michelle Voetberg, Leanne Sappington & Marshall Lewis

Plans, organizes and executes the Fall Fitness Fair & Turkey Trot event each November.

World FairParisa Stepanek, Paula Lisbe, Sonja Young & Sarah HuYoung

Plans and executes PACE's largest fundraising event - our World Fair, which takes place each year in May.  This committee has dozens of different volunteer opportunities.  
World Fair Silent Auction - Julie Turner

Executes the Silent Auction component of the World Fair, including seeking and picking up donations, wrapping baskets, data input and day-of management.    
YearbookMaribel Gonzales

Creates the annual Colfax Yearbook, including curating professional and parent photos, taking additional photos, laying out pages and managing the Yearbook order process.


What does PACE fund?

Donate to PACE