Parent Programs

Family Weekend and Scholarship Auction 2008

Save the date: February 15-18

All parents and families of Pitzer College students are invited to campus for this annual event. Family Weekend offers a wonderful opportunity for parents and families to spend time with their sons and daughters while engaging in lectures and other exciting activities with Pitzer faculty and staff. In conjunction with Family Weekend, the Fourth Annual Scholarship Auction will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, February 16.

Family Weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception in Pitzer's new green residence halls on Friday, February 15. The bulk of the weekend's programming will take place on Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a series of Parent College lectures with Pitzer faculty and an afternoon conversation with President Trombley. Sunday's programming includes field trips led by Pitzer faculty and staff to areas near L.A. There are no formal activities planned for Monday, February 18, but all parents are encouraged to attend regular Pitzer classes with their students. A full schedule of courses will be provided during registration.

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2006-07 Parents Association Scholarship Fund Recipients: Kimani Calnek '10, Elizabeth McAllister '09 and Edwin Gomez '08.

PACK YOUR Residential Life Project Celebration and Dedication Green Bag™ for some sensational shopping at our Scholarship Auction held during Pitzer College's Family Weekend this February! This popular parent event supports our community's scholarship fund, which opens doors for those who need some financial support—and as proud Pitzer parents we know the value of a Pitzer education. As a former director of admission, I know the importance of having adequate funding for scholarships; there are always more qualified students than monies available. Pitzer's Cocktail Party and Scholarship Auction is a lively and fun way to raise scholarship funds as well as to have an opportunity to meet and mingle with students, faculty, staff, other parents, and President Laura Skandera Trombley. Music, California wine and hors d'oeuvres are yours to enjoy while you stroll the silent auction tables and bid madly on your favorite live items.

Anne and Thomas Ludlow and their daughter Allie volunteer at the 2007 Scholarship Auction.

I volunteered for the Parent Leadership Council for the simple reason that our daughter, Allie, loves Pitzer. Pitzer has allowed her to make personal connections with professors who have broadened her ability to learn and question, design a curriculum that meets her needs and have interaction with a dynamic, diverse student population. I chose to chair the auction committee because I want to see our scholarship fund grow. Your participation will help make Pitzer a better place by offering more and larger scholarships.

The auction committee is looking for unique items that all of us would like to bid on. In particular, we would appreciate items that we can package into great get-aways or must-haves for the home. What you might think is a small item can put the finishing touches on an outstanding auction opportunity. Please feel free to offer us an item that you feel has value.

If you should have any questions concerning the 2008 Scholarship Auction or Family Weekend, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Director of Parent Programs Tanya Johnson-Ruffin at

—Anne Ludlow P'10, 2008 Scholarship Auction Chair