Cory Hardie Ritchie ’92, P’20


Appointed 2022

Affiliation: Alumna (‘92) and alumni parent (‘20)

Occupation: Mother, investor, volunteer in the areas of conservation, youth sports, and education

Background: Cory is an active supporter of environmental causes, bilingual education, and equal access to youth sports. Cory’s a non-profit entrepreneur of sorts, having been involved in the start-up of the Bijou Spanish immersion school, the South Lake Tahoe chapter of Girls on the Run, where she was twice volunteer of the year, and the Tahoe Fund. In addition to being a founding board member of the Tahoe Fund, she has volunteered for numerous organizations, including South Lake Tahoe’s Sustainable Rebuilding Expo, Youth Task Force, Boys and Girls Club, Girls on the Run Sierras, the Sports Connection, AYSO soccer, and the League to Save Lake Tahoe. Cory is also active with the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and is a founding member of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund.

Education: MA, UC-Davis

What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees? I am inspired to serve as a trustee to give back to the school that did so much for my daughter and me. I worried there was no way her CRMS experience could live up to mine, but in many ways, her experience surpassed mine. I saw her curiosity ignited, her sense of adventure fostered, and her kindness appreciated. 

What do you value most about CRMS? At CRMS, meaningful challenges allow students to fill in the blank, “if I can do ____, I can do anything.” That experience is different for everyone. For me, it was spending ten days in the wilderness with nothing but a backpack. The education I received at CRMS equipped me to go out into the world with competence, confidence, and a desire to leave it a better place.   

What are you most excited about while serving as a Trustee? I’m most excited about having lunch in the Bar Fork, seeing it abuzz with activity, the students lit up about learning. My daughter said she was inspired every day at CRMS. It is clear to me that the special magic that made my two years there the most impactful of my entire education is alive and well today. My goal is to ensure that the next generation of alumni can say the same thing.