(ANDOVER, Massachusetts)-In response to the many who have inquired relative to a fitting way to memorialize Colleen, the Ritzer Family has established a scholarship fund in memory of their daughter and sister that will benefit Andover High School graduates who pursue a career in teaching.
“We are simply overwhelmed by the many generous offers of so many who wish to support a lasting legacy for Colleen,” said the Ritzer Family. “We believe that this scholarship fund is an appropriate way to honor Colleen’s tireless and dedicated work as a teacher and hope that through this fund, others will be inspired and provided the resources to pursue such a worthy and rewarding profession.”
The Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) is accepting gifts in support of the Colleen Ritzer Memorial Scholarship. Gifts may be made online at or mailed to:
Essex County Community Foundation
175 Andover Street
Danvers, MA 01923