HJ268: Commending Glenn Fatzinger.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 268

Offered February 19, 2020
Commending Glenn Fatzinger.
Patron-- Krizek

WHEREAS, Glenn Fatzinger, a longtime educator, civic activist, and philanthropist from Mount Vernon, was awarded the Virginia Community College System’s 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy; and

WHEREAS, Glenn Fatzinger received the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy in recognition of his years of service on behalf of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS); and

WHEREAS, along with teaching history and business courses at VCCS schools and serving on the board of Northern Virginia Community College from 1978 to 1985, Glenn Fatzinger has supported the education of countless students financially through two major scholarship programs he founded; and

WHEREAS, in 1979, Glenn Fatzinger cofounded the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Fund, which today has an endowment of $25 million that provides over $600,000 in student scholarships annually; and

WHEREAS, in memory of his late wife, Glenn Fatzinger founded the Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Memorial Scholarship in 2011, raising over $100,000 to annually provide two partial scholarships to students in the VCCS nursing program; and

WHEREAS, Glenn Fatzinger’s service to the community also extends beyond VCCS; he cofounded the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations, Inc., a half-century ago, which has since successfully lobbied for a paid fire department, an indoor ice rink and pool, express bus services from Mount Vernon to Washington, D.C., and a bike trail along the Potomac River between Alexandria and Mount Vernon; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, in recognition of his expertise and dedication to the community, the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County appointed Glenn Fatzinger to the Fairfax County History Commission, which he currently serves as the commission’s secretary; he is also an active member of the Mount Vernon Regional Historical Society; and

WHEREAS, by both cultivating the educational opportunities of hundreds of VCCS students and fostering the growth and development of Mount Vernon, Glenn Fatzinger has embodied the values that make the Commonwealth such a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Glenn Fatzinger, esteemed educator, civic activist, and philanthropist, for the distinction of receiving the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy from the Virginia Community College System; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Glenn Fatzinger as an expression of the General Assembly’s profound admiration and respect for his efforts in support of the Commonwealth.