Pitzer College Alumna and Trustee Donates $250,000

Claremont, CA (April 10, 2012) — Ivan and Deborah Bach Kallick '78 have presented Pitzer College with a gift of $250,000 to support the construction of an art gallery in the second phase of the College's Residential Life Project. The art gallery, to be named The Kallick Family Gallery, will be located within the new mixed-used residence halls that have been designed to achieve the highest possible LEED rating from the US Green Building Council and are scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.

Speaking of this and previous gifts the Kallicks have made to the College, Deborah Kallick said she and her husband support Pitzer's capital campaigns for one main reason: "We think Pitzer is a very special place and provides a wonderful learning environment for students."

Kallick is the vice president of government and industry relations at Cedars-Sinai Health System and has been a member of Pitzer's Board of Trustees since 1988. She is a vice chair of the Board of Trustees' development committee and a past president of the alumni association.

As a student at Pitzer, Kallick was active in community service. She later established the Kallick Community Service Award at Pitzer College which has been awarded to more than 50 students who have devoted at least 100 hours to community service projects that were not connected to a course.

Kallick's community involvement today includes serving on the executive committee and national board of Hillel. She sits on the board of directors of USC Hillel, The Maple Counseling Center, the West Hollywood Library Fund, the Los Angeles Business Council and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where she also serves on the executive committee. She is active with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the American Hospital Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Kallick was a history and education major at Pitzer College.

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