Chamber member Grace Chase also swore in Howard Hakes as vice president, Leslie Kasperson as secretary, Craig Fisher as treasurer and Ira Hartas honorary mayor.
The three new directors are Mae Abou-Charka, Lisa Cabrera and Liza Morelli.
Outgoing president Rick Dinger, outgoing Director Chuck Sambar and outgoing Honorary Mayor Neil Ryan were also honored as they handed over their duties.
"Unlike a lot of groups, 100% of the effort bounces right back to the community," said Dinger, who also recognized Ryan's popularity.
"He rarely gets the accolades he deserves," Dinger said "He's stealth. When something needs to be done, he does it before he even gets asked."
Sambar, a Glendale Unified School District Board of Education trustee and past chamber president, has spent 25 years as a member of the chamber.
"What gets me excited is the volunteers, the people who care about their community," Sambar said. "They have a sense of pride and a commitment to retaining a high quality of life."
The grant money came from the Mary Pinola/Crescenta Valley Chamber Educational Endowment Fund, which was established as a tribute to Pinola, a former honorary mayor in 1990, because of her work with local educational program.
The organizations who received the grants were: Roger Barkley Foundation, Crescenta Valley High School Prom Plus, Crescenta Valley High School Instrumental Program, Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Explorer's Program, Descanso Gardens, Desi Geestman Foundation, Glendale Educational Foundation, Glendale Healthy Kids, Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Monte Vista Elementary School, Rosemont Middle School, St. James Catholic School and the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.