About the Rittner Fund

 

 
Fred Rittner

Fred Rittner

Fred was a warm and caring person, dedicated and talented athlete, and a compassionate and caring coach. He continues to live on through those he touched.

Mentor

Mentor

Photograph of Fred Rittner and Turfer Throup at Camp Pemi in 1981.

Leader

Leader

Fred provided guidance and encouragement to those around him by encouraging them to continually work toward achieving their goals on the playing field and in life in general. He is remembered for his passion for camp, the camp community, and for his dedication as a caring counselor and talented coach.

About Us

This summer marks the 37th Annual Rittner Run, benefiting The Fred Rittner Pemi Campership Fund.  This initiative began in 1983 in honor of long-time Pemi camper and legendary counselor Fred Rittner who died of cancer that same summer.  The goals of the Rittner Fund include increasing the overall diversity of the camp community and identifying recipients who would otherwise be unable to attend summer camp.  To date, we have granted over 300 camp scholarships in Fred’s memory to youths from around the country and the far corners of the globe.  This summer, the Rittner Fund is proud to be providing tuition aid in excess of $60,000 to more than 32 deserving campers!

In 2019, we have set goals to further expand our donor base, seek more recurring online donations and increasing the capital of the Fund.  We seek to attract 150 new donors, and we need your support to achieve our goals!  We would love for you to join us this year at the annual Rittner Run and enjoy a day with life-long friends as we travel through the mountains of New Hampshire along the scenic Kancamagus Highway.

If you cannot join us this year, please consider a generous donation to support our efforts as we log our miles in the August heat!  Our online donation system is fast and very easy to use—simply visit www.RittnerFund.org and follow the DONATE link to our PayPal page.  Each and every donation will be very helpful and much appreciated by the campers and families in need of this support that offers life changing opportunities.  We thank you for your continued support over the years!

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Chris Carter, Development Cmte. Chair
Will “Skippy” Clare, Trustee
Peter Cowles, Run Cmte. Chair
Larry Davis, Nominating Cmte. Chair
Janet Duchaine, Finance Cmte. Chair
Henry Eisenhart, Trustee
Calvin “Robie” Johnson, Past President
Dan Murphy, Vice President, Selection Cmte. Chair
Susan Murphy, Corresponding Secretary
Rob Reynolds, Communications Cmte. Chair
Mike Sasso, Secretary
Paige Wallis, Trustee
Ben Walsh, Trustee
Jim Willard, President
Bob Zock, Treasurer

 

 

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The Fred Rittner Pemi Campership Fund

The Rittner Fund was established in 1983 in honor of long-time Pemi camper and legendary counselor Fred Rittner, who died of cancer that same summer.

Dedicated and Talented Athlete

Fred was a warm and caring person, dedicated and talented athlete, and a compassionate and caring coach. He continues to live on through those he touched.

Compassionate and Caring Coach

Fred provided guidance and encouragement to those around him by encouraging them to continually work toward achieving their goals on the playing field and in life in general. He is remembered for his passion for camp, the camp community, and for his dedication as an inspiring counselor and talented coach.

Making-A-Gift

The Rittner Fund was created to honor of Fred’s memory, devotion to athletics and education, and his love of the summer camp experience. Our goals include increasing the diversity of the camp community, and identifying recipients who would otherwise be unable to attend summer camp. Achieving these goals requires obtaining generous gifts from you to offer meaningful aid to these kids. Please join our efforts by making a donation to the Rittner Fund today. Every―and any―donation will help us to achieve our goals.

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Welcome

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  • Welcome to The Fred Rittner Pemi Campership Fund website (www.rittnerfund.org).
  • We are a non-profit organization established in 1983 in honor of legendary Pemi camper & counselor, Fred Rittner.
  • Fred Rittner passed away that same summer after losing his battle to cancer.
  • This fund was created to honor his memory, devotion to athletics and education, and his love of the summer camp experience.
  • Our goals include increasing the diversity of the camp community,
  • and identifying recipients who would otherwise be unable to attend summer camp.
  • Achieving these goals requires obtaining generous gifts from you to offer meaningful aid to these kids.
  • Please join our efforts by making a donation to the Rittner Fund today.
  • Every―and any―donation will help us to achieve our goals.
  • To donate, please click on the “Donate Now” button or go to the Make-A-Gift page.
  • Please consider joining us for one of our annual Rittner Run events (see News page for details).
  • We thank you for your support and for visiting this website.
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