One Week. One Pitzer.

April 1–7, 2019

One Week. One Pitzer. is a weeklong celebration of community, Pitzer pride, and philanthropy. In support of our students, One Week. One Pitzer. incorporates a giving campaign and a surprise giving challenge. It also coincides with the Senior Class Gift Campaign and the beginning of the Faculty & Staff Gift Campaign!

All members of the Pitzer community—students, staff, faculty, emeriti faculty, trustees, alumni, parents, and friends—are invited and encouraged to participate in the One Week. One Pitzer. activities taking place on and off campus and on social media all week long.

Giving Campaigns

One Week. One Pitzer. Giving Challenge

One Week. One Pitzer. is for our entire community, and the Pitzer College Board of Trustees has challenged us: If we reach 150 donors over the course of the week, the Board will donate $50,000 to the Pitzer Fund. If we reach 300 donors, they will give another $50,000 for a total of $100,000!

Click here to make your gift today!

Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign

Employee participation rates are often a heavily weighted factor when foundations and corporations consider whom to financially support. This means that by giving to Pitzer, faculty and staff help attract funding for research, professional development, technology updates, innovative programming, and facility improvement.

Last year, 55 percent of faculty and 68 percent of staff made gifts to Pitzer. This is an inspiration to our students, alumni, and parents and a reflection of our commitment to them. For this year’s campaign, Assistant Professor of Psychology Steffanie Guillermo and Assistant Professor of English and World Literature Amanda Lagji are running a marathon to raise money for Pitzer! They are challenging faculty and staff to give alongside them and GO THE DISTANCE for Pitzer.

Faculty & staff, click here to make a gift!

Class of 2019 Gift

Every year, the senior class comes together to give back to Pitzer. Senior classes across the 5Cs are competing for the highest giving participation rate, and the winning college gets a ceramic pig named Ellen that Pitzer currently has from last year’s victory—three cheers for the Class of 2018! The Class of 2019 hopes to reach 100 percent participation to honor their legacy at Pitzer, give back to the school, and win Ellen. #KeepEllen2019!

Class of 2019, click here to make a donation.

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Events Schedule*

* Subject to change

One Week. One Pitzer. Raffle (FOR STUDENTS)

Sunday, March 31–Sunday, April 7│Entry at all One Week. One Pitzer. events

Events are happening throughout the week on campus. Each time you participate in an event, visit the check-in station and you will receive an entry into the raffle. Prizes include 21 Choices free-yogurt coupons, a Huntley Bookstore gift card, a Pitzer Store gift card, a Pit Stop Cafe gift card, and more!

In addition to attending events, participate in our Pitzer Spirit Day (Tuesday, April 4) to be entered into the raffle twice more. For these two additional chances to win awesome prizes, 1) post a picture of yourself wearing Pitzer or Sagehen gear to the Pitzer College Snapchat story, 2) tag Pitzer’s Student Impact Council (@sicpz) in an Instagram story, or 3) post on Facebook with the hashtags #OneWeekOnePitzer and #DareToStandTogether.

Write a Note to a Friend

Sunday, March 31–Sunday, April 7 | McConnell Lobby and One Week. One Pitzer. events

Who doesn’t appreciate their friends?! Throughout the week, students will have the chance to write notes of appreciation and encouragement to those who are important to them. To show just how thankful the Pitzer community is, notes will be posted in McConnell Lobby throughout One Week. One Pitzer. and delivered the following week.

DIY Aҫaí Bowls

Sunday, March 31| 2–4 p.m. | Gold Student Center Patio and Pool

Kick off the week right! Come to the Gold Student Center patio and pool for music and aҫaí bowls. Hang out for a study break or do some light studying with a refreshing fruit bowl, sunshine, and great company. Pick up other information for One Week. One Pitzer. and start collecting raffle tickets!

Visit the DIY Aҫaí Bowls event page for more information.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, April 1 | 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | Gold Multipurpose Room

Each day, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations to meet patients’ needs. As a Pitzer community, we have the opportunity to help save the lives of kids fighting cancer and other diseases, adults battling chronic illnesses, and those suffering from traumatic injuries. Save time by signing up here and searching “Pitzer.” Walk-ins are also welcome.

Pitzer Spirit Day

Tuesday, April 2

We are proud to be a part of the Pitzer community, but how often do we show it? Our Sagehens are having a historic year, with six SCIAC championships—Men’s Water Polo, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Swim & Dive, and Men’s Swim and Dive—and more to come, along with many individual and team appearances at the national championship level. Wear Pitzer attire, orange, or your Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens gear to honor our amazing teams and our awesome school!

Post a photo of yourself on social media showing Pitzer pride and use the hashtags #OneWeekOnePitzer and #DareToStandTogether. You may end up on Pitzer’s Instagram!

Community Coffee Cart

Tuesday, April 2 | 2–4 p.m. | Scott Hall Courtyard

Grab coffee and a pastry and visit with other members of the community! Tuesday is also Pitzer Spirit Day (info above), so wear orange or your favorite Pitzer gear to show your school spirit and honor the six (and counting) SCIAC championships that our Sagehens have won so far this year. Don’t have anything Pitzer to wear? Not to worry, the Pitzer Store will be present with a selection of clothing and accessories!

Day of Healing

Wednesday, April 3 | All Day | Various Locations—see the event page below for details

Pitzer’s Day of Healing program is comprised of various staff, students, and faculty who will host workshops, dialogue spaces, and activities aimed toward providing platforms for the community to come together to practice self and community care. This day will serve as a stepping-stone that encourages community members to take a moment to decompress, breathe, be present, be creative, and have fun.

The Office of Student Affairs, Residence Life, Community Engagement Center, and the Office of College Advancement are partnering to 1) bring students, staff, and faculty together to create spaces for healing practices, 2) empower community members to be active agents of support and 3) utilize the resources available to foster an environment of relaxation and fun.

For more information, click on the event page for the Day of Healing.

Facebook Live with Jenessa Flores Parker ’10: Jumpstart

Thursday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m. PST | Pitzer Alumni Association Facebook Page

Tune in to the Pitzer Alumni Association Facebook page to hear Jenessa Flores Parker ’10 discuss Pitzer’s Jumpstart Program.

Community Trivia

Thursday, April 4 | 7–9 p.m. | Gold Student Center Multipurpose Room

Join the Pitzer community for a fun night of trivia! Categories will include people, place, pop culture, and Pitzer. Winners will get to pie Dean of Students Sandy Vasquez and Residence Director Nick Flores ’17 in the face at the competition’s conclusion!

5k Fun Run & Walk

Friday, April 5 | 11 a.m. | Parents Field (Claremont McKenna Campus)

Join Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Recreation, Pomona-Pitzer Recreation, Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College as we come together to host the 5C5K community fun run & walk. The route will touch all five undergraduate Claremont Colleges and will end with a taco cart and social on Parents Field at Claremont McKenna College. The first 100 participants will have lunch provided for them. If you are unable to participate but would still like to join us for the social after the race, the taco cart will be available for $8 from noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP for the social ONLY so that we can plan food accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, click on the event pagefor the Fun Run & Walk.

Pitzer Pets

Friday, April 5 | Noon–2 p.m. | The Mounds

Do you have a pet that plays well with others? Bring them to The Mounds between noon and 2 p.m. so they can play with other Pitzer pets! Don’t have a pet? You’re still invited to come and socialize with Pitzer people and their furry friends.

If you’re not on campus or your pet doesn’t do well with other animals, take a picture with your pet and post it on social media with the hashtags #PitzerPets, #OneWeekOnePitzer, and #DareToStandTogether. If orange gear is involved, you could win something from the Pitzer Store’s pet product line!

Champagne for Champions

Friday, April 5 | 7–9 p.m. | Grove House Outdoor Classroom

The Class of 2019 is competing with the other 5C senior classes in their Senior Class Gift Campaigns. The college with the highest graduating senior participation rate wins a ceramic pig named Ellen. Pitzer’s Class of 2018 won the competition last year, and we plan to #KeepEllen this year!

Huerta del Valle Jurupa Valley Inauguration

Saturday, April 6 | Noon–5 p.m. | 7701 Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

The event organizers say…

Come join us and celebrate the birth of the Jurupa Valley Community Garden and Urban Farm, the second project of Huerta Del Valle. We have prepared the soil and planted many fruit trees, sugar cane, strawberries, wildflowers, and native plants. We will be building an arbor with vining plants, planting a native pollinator garden, and refreshing the site. There will be resource booths, music, food, arts and crafts, workshops, and activities.

For more information, click on the event page for the Huerta del Valle Jurupa Valley Inauguration.

To volunteer for this event, email

Steering Committee

Honorary Co-Chairs

President Melvin L. Oliver
Suzanne Oliver

Board of Trustees

Tracy M. Tindle ’82

Alumni Board

Brian Bomhoff ’10

Parent Leadership Council

Carl Taibl P’21
Luiz de Toledo P’19, P’21


Xandrine Griffin ’19, Annual Giving Associate
Veronica Martinez ’21, Annual Giving Associate
Carter Stripp ’19, Annual Giving Associate
Mason Polk ’19, Video Producer
Madi Barre-Hemmingway ’22
Celine Carlisle ’21
Chloe Dicovskiy ’21
Esme Fairbairn ’22
Lily Fillwalk ’22
Ranen Green ’20
Kristen Hong ’19
Danielle New ’19
Dalia Paris-Saper ’21
Nicole Pozzo ’22
Paris Primm ’22
Ittai Sopher ’19
Ryan Stein ’20
Maddy Towbin ’19


Timothy Berg, Associate Professor of Art
Steffanie Guillermo, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Amanda Lagji, Assistant Professor of English and World Literature


Valerie Mrotek, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, One Week. One Pitzer. Chair
Kamalei Lee, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, One Week. One Pitzer. Co-Chair
Colin Brown, Annual Giving Coordinator, One Week. One Pitzer. Co-Chair
Carlos Alvarez ’15, Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Laurie Babcock, Associate Director of Digital Communications
Brooke Butler, Coordinator for Alumni and Parent Relations
Sara Clark, HR/Payroll Specialist
Jackie Contreras, Administrative Assistant for the Community Engagement Center
Nick Flores ’17, Residence Director
Teresa Flores Roberts, Assistant Director of Career Services
Jenna Gough, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Erin Griffin, Interim Admission Counselor
Vania Hernandez, Catering Manager                                    
Pamela Jones-Tintle, Assistant Vice President for Development
Victoria Martinsen, Senior Director of Parent Relations
KalynRose Miller, Assistant Director of Parent Relations
Maria Ramirez, Assistant to the Vice President of Finance
Desiree Ross, Residence Director
Yasha Sojwal, Audio-Visual Events Specialist
Nancy Treser-Osgood, Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Sandra Vasquez, Dean of Students
Susan Warmbrunn, Assistant Director of Stewardship and Advancement Communications