2018-2019 Board Members at the 2019 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet
National Football Foundation
Launched in 1959 as the first initiative in history to award post graduate scholarships based on a player’s academic and athletic accomplishments, the NFF has distributed more than $10.9 million to 816 outstanding student-athletes through the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards.
The organization oversees and supports 12,000 members in 121 chapters throughout the United States. These chapters hold over 1,000 scholarship banquets, fundraisers and events for over 4,800 high schools serving 450,000 student athletes annually.
The Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation honors student-athletes from the following schools: Alhambra, Arcadia, Arroyo, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bassett, Bell Gardens, Bishop Amat, Blair, Bonita, California, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, Charter Oak, Claremont, Covina, Damien, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, Don Bosco, Duarte, El Monte, El Rancho, Gabrielino, Ganesha, Garey, Gladstone, Glen A. Wilson, Glendora, John Muir, La Canada, La Puente, La Salle, Los Altos, Maranatha, Mark Keppel, Marshall Fundamental, Monrovia, Montebello, Mountain View, Nogales, Northview, Pasadena, Pasadena Poly, Pioneer, Pomona, Rio Hondo Prep, Rosemead, Rowland, Salesian, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe, Schurr, Sierra Vista, South El Monte, South Hills, South Pasadena, St. Francis, St. Paul, Temple City, Walnut, Webb, West Covina, Whittier and Workman.
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter Board Members
Tony Ortega, President and Chairman of the Board
Jim Armstrong, Legal Counsel
Mason Bryant, Alumni & Golf Committee
Dr. Dennis Buckley, Chairman of Sports Medicine
Jerome Champion, Alumni & Foundations
Jacqueline Coulette, Banquet & Scholarship Committee
David M. Davis,
National Football Foundation and Tournament of Roses Representative
Dominic Farrar - League Representative
Brian James - Tournament of Roses Representative
John Kovac, Ambassador
Robin Lee-Ramirez, Banquet & Scholarship Committee
John McNichols, Alumni & Awards Committee
Peter Mellado, Graphics and Art Design
Ray Mellado, Chairman of Scholarship Committee
Steven Munguia, Golf & Scholarship Committee
Jesse Ocampo, Golf & Marketing Committee
Georg Olsen, Marketing Committee
Efrain Romo, Marketing Committee
Joel Sanchez, Chairman of Golf Committee
Jim Singiser - League Representative
Martin Ulloa, Photography & Video Production
Frank Villar, Pac 12 Football Official
Leon Ward - Treasurer
Knox Wasley, Pasadena Quarterback Club Representative
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter
About the National Football Foundation Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter
Our meetings take place monthly August through May, dark in December. Meetings are held locally usually at a Pasadena restaurant. We invite our members to further participate in our committees:
Click here to see members of our standing committees.
Your contribution will help to provide scholarships to San Gabriel Valley student-athlete football player. As a chapter member, you have direct involvement with community student-athletes. You will join with other football advocates to promote and support football locally.
Membership dues are $40 for one year, $99 for three years, and $1000 for a Lifetime membership.
From the National Football Foundation, member benefits include: