One Week. One Pitzer., our annual (award-winning) week of philanthropy and giving is emphasizing our commitment to “Moving Forward Together.” Inspired by the Pitzer community’s continued commitment to growth, innovation, and achieving collective success, we invite you to join us in this week of generosity!
Below, you’ll learn more about the priority funds for this year:
- The People’s Pitzer: A student-focused initiative that facilitates growth in Pitzer’s civic engagement by focusing on education and empowerment, the application of civic action, and the development of strategies for student involvement in policy, legislation, and voting.
- Pitzer Internship Fund: Provides funding for student internship stipends so students can take on unpaid internships.
- Strive2Thrive Fund: Provides funding for vital student mental health and wellness resources and infrastructure.
- The Pitzer Student Garden Revitalization Project: Provides funding to refurbish treasured campus green space and programming within the student garden space.
- Pomona-Pitzer Athletics: Provides funding for essential Sagehen athletics operations.
With the generosity of our donors, we can continue to provide necessary support for Pitzer students to succeed throughout their college journey.
How Can I Make A Difference?
Help us achieve our goal of 450 donors — Gifts of any size support the College community in a variety of ways. While our goal this year is based on participation, we encourage you to make a gift, meaningful to you, to support one of the priority funds listed above.
To support the mission of Pitzer College, please make a gift today
Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends
One Week. One Pitzer. Events
The activities listed below are a blend of on-campus and virtual events. Pay careful attention to the locations while planning how you would like to get involved this week. Be sure to follow our social media accounts (listed below)! Stay tuned to our social media (links below) for exclusive content and engagement from in-person events!
Coffee Cart Kick-Off
Monday, April 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Scott Hall Courtyard
Coffee Cart, a time-honored tradition, is back! Come celebrate the start of One Week. One Pitzer. at this kick-off event. Don’t forget your own cup or mug! Food and drinks will be provided.
Event sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement and Annual Giving
Career Paths Focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Board of Trustees member Derek Mitchell, Alumni Board member Derric Johnson ’95, and Family Leadership Council member Julia Weber P’23, in a conversation about career opportunities focused on the work of diversity, equity and inclusion.
To join this virtual Zoom event, click here.
For more information, please visit the event page or contact [email protected].
Event sponsored by the Office of Career Services
One Week. One Pitzer. Informational Session
Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scott Hall Courtyard
Stop by Scott Hall Courtyard to learn more about the priority funds highlighted during One Week. One Pitzer.
Event Sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement and Annual Giving
Wellness Walk Through the Outback
Thursday, April 7, All Day
Take a moment to pause, reflect, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Outback with a guided wellness walk. Through this journey, you will enjoy a hidden outdoor gems at Pitzer and highlight the importance of taking time for yourself.
Sponsored by Strive2Thrive, the Restoring Nature class, and the Student Garden Club
People’s Pitzer Tabling
Friday, April 8, 11 a.m.
Scott Hall Courtyard
Stop by the People’s Pitzer’s table in Scott Courtyard to make your own buttons. Also learn about civic engagement and how you can be involved with the People’s Pitzer.
Sponsored by the People’s Pitzer and the Community Engagement Center
Wish Tree Commemoration and Student Garden Club Meeting
Friday, April 8, 11:30 a.m.
Join us in the Student Garden as we commemorate the Wish Tree (information about this activity below) and hear more about the Student Garden Club.
Sponsored by the Student Garden Club
Get in the Game, Save a Life
Friday, April 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Frary Steps – Outside of Frary Dining Hall (Pomona College)
Be part of the cure and join Pomona-Pitzer College football team in supporting Beat the Match! Stop by and get tested to see if you could be a possible donor match for a cancer patient. You could be the one to save a life!
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), has managed the most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Sponsored by Sagehens Football.
Share your wishes, hopes, and dreams on the Wish Tree! Your possibilities are endless! In the spirit of Pitzer’s continued commitment to growth, innovation, and achieving collective success, we invite you to participate! Share your wishes, hopes, and dreams on a tag and place it in the wish tree. Watch our potential grow!
Not on campus? You can still participate by submitting them on this form!
Visit the Outback Thursday, April 7 and take a moment to pause, reflect, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Outback with a guided wellness walk. Through this journey you will enjoy one of the hidden outdoor gems at Pitzer and highlight the importance of taking time for yourself.
Engage with us on social media!
Brian Bomhoff ’10, Alumni Board
Mark Cunningham ’89, Alumni Board
Susie Longboy P’22, Family Leadership Council
Caroline Moassessi P’20, Family Leadership Council
Tommy Shenoi ’24, Student Garden Club Representative
Paris Primm ’22, Student Representative
Brandon Kyle, Executive Director of Alumni & Family Engagement and Annual Giving
Christine Camacho, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Amanda Sun, Engagement Programs Specialist
Brooke Butler, Coordinator for Alumni & Family Engagement and Annual Giving
Stephanie Estrada, Senior Manager for Design & Visual Communications
Jenna Gough, Director of Engagement Programs
Jill Hawthorne ’87, Associate Director of Constituent Engagement and Campus Partnerships
Annya Lott, Senior Director of Philanthropy
Miriam Merrill, Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education
Tricia Morgan ’08, Managing Director of the Community Engagement Center
Eugene Song, Assistant Director of Digital Communications and Analytics
Brad Tharpe, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Career Services
Terry Vuong, Graphic Designer
Susan Warmbrunn, Director of Storytelling
Kristin Williams, Health and Wellness Outreach Facilitator
Pieces of Pitzer
What are the people, places, and/or priceless memories that stitch together the Pitzer experience? We asked the Pitzer community.
Don’t forget to share your “pieces” with us through social media by tagging our accounts or using #PiecesOfPitzer.
Stay tuned for more Pieces of Pitzer! Follow our social media to stay updated as we post these throughout the week!