Saying Goodbye to a Colleague

Twelve years ago, well, 11 years and 10 months ago, SPEF hired PJ Lutz as a part-time administrative assistant. At the time, Julie Giuliani was the SPEF President and Ruby Kalra was slated to take up the mantle following her. It was a perfect match for a mother of twins who has a passion for giving every student a quality education. As a former PTA President of Marengo, who had a desire to reenter the workforce and still have time for her family, SPEF was the answer. SPEF that will be forever grateful that she took the opportunity.

Her dedication to SPEF has proven invaluable and the relationships she has built with families and donors has helped set new benchmarks for SPEF. As we strive to ensure these relationships continue to thrive, we honor PJ’s hard work.

She grew her role at SPEF to focus on broader sponsor alliances and our annual giving campaigns and was a key contributor to all of SPEF’s amazing annual events, including Parti Gras. All the while, she never wavered in her exceptional service to our families for all of our enrichment programs such as Summer School and Afterschool classes.

While we are so sorry to see PJ leave us, we wish her the very best in her new endeavors. We will miss her, not just for her stellar work ethic but because her smile, laughter, and positive energy has been a beacon of light since she arrived. Enjoy your new adventure PJ! Know you will always be part of the SPEF family.

Join us in thanking PJ Lutz for nearly 12 years of service! Her last day coordinating SPEF fundraising events is today but her commitment will be cherished and remembered!

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