Wednesday, December 21, 2011

FURTHER INFORMATION:        STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873


Glendora Resident Returns to Citrus College Foundation Board
by Stacy Armstrong


Glendora resident Phyllis Fritz was recently appointed to the Citrus College Foundation Board of Directors.


Fritz, a licensed realtor and owner of Coldwell Banker Millennium, has prior experience with the 23-member volunteer board responsible for governing the non-profit organization.  Not only has she served as the chairperson for the Foundation’s A Taste of Autumn fundraising event, she has also served two terms as the board president.


“The education of our youth is one of the keys to a successful America and the Foundation’s role in supporting Citrus College is vitally important to the future of our local communities,” Fritz said.  “Citrus College provides an incredible opportunity to the youth in our communities by allowing them to advance their education at relatively low costs.  At the same time, the college makes it possible for students to better define their direction, while gaining maturity that will help as they set their goals and make important decisions.” 


As a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Fritz will work to advance Citrus College’s mission of assisting students in reaching their educational goals.


“With the downturn of the economy and the financial health of California in jeopardy, it is becoming increasingly important that we spread the word that students need scholarships now more than ever before,” Fritz said.  “Sure, Citrus College is state funded.  However, this funding has been reduced and student costs are on the rise.  Outside financial support is needed to maintain the success of the college’s excellent programs and services.”


When she is not volunteering with the Citrus College Foundation, Fritz is busy overseeing her full service real estate firm, Coldwell Banker Millennium.  She is also active with the California Association of Realtors, having served terms as a director, committee member, and regional chairperson.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Phyllis back to the board of directors,” said Tom Gerfen, president of the Citrus College Foundation.  “Her familiarity with Citrus College, as well as her community connections and professional skills, will be extremely beneficial as we continue to serve our students and the surrounding communities.”


Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College, is looking forward to working with Fritz.


“The Citrus College Foundation is committed to student success, and Ms. Fritz’s prior service to the college confirms that she shares this commitment,” she said.  “Her passion for fostering educational opportunities, as well as her desire to give back to the community, are extremely admirable and will be an excellent addition to the board of directors.”






FURTHER INFORMATION:        STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873