Thank you for considering a donation in support of the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund. All gifts in support of the scholarship are tax-deductible where allowed by law. Please click on the button below to make a gift. (The scholarship fund is a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation.)
All proceeds donated to the scholarship fund will benefit students of Andover, where Colleen was raised, and Danvers, where she taught high school math. For the Class of 2016, a Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded to a graduating Nashoba Regional High School senior as this is the year Colleen’s Hale Middle School 8th graders (the very first group of students she taught upon graduating from college), will graduate from the high school.
You may also mail checks made payable to ECCF/ Colleen Ritzer Scholarship Fund to:
Essex County Community Foundation
175 Andover Street
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
Thank you once again for your generous support!
Thank You From the Recipients:
“I would like to say thank you to all the supporters of the Colleen Ritzer Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to your help I can follow my dream to becoming a teacher and helping me make an impact in the lives of students. There is not a day that goes by where I do not think about the generosity of this Scholarship and how it supports me in reaching my goals."
“I am extremely thankful for all the support the Scholarship Fund has graciously provided me. I would not be where I am today without the help of the Scholarship and I will forever be grateful for all of the support they have offered that has allowed me to follow my dream of becoming a teacher.”
“The Scholarship has made a difference in my ability to pursue my career aspirations as a teacher because it had made me realize how lucky I am every day to get to be doing what I love”
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams of becoming a teacher. I plan to carry on Colleen’s legacy and find the good in every day. It has meant so much to have the support of the Ritzer family and Colleen’s Scholarship donors to keep me going through the tough times.”
“Supporting this scholarship fund means supporting people who are not always given the credit they deserve in a field that deserves it as well”
“If there is anything I would like to say to the supporters of Ms. Ritzer's Scholarship, it is that there are times when I feel so worn out and this Scholarship is the only thing that keeps me motivated. It helps me remember the student I was in high school and how I needed my teachers' support to help push me through. This Scholarship reminds me that I must be that teacher for the students I will have in the near future.”