Timothy Ryan FitzGerald (a.k.a. Ryan, Fitz) was a 6’ 5” 230lb kind-hearted, fun-loving, big-as-life, intensely-loyal friend who always “had our back”. He encouraged, protected, supported, and prompted his friends to be and achieve what he believed they were capable of – and when they needed him, he was there for them.
This non-profit organization has been created to honor his life. At the age of 21 he left this world to be with our Heavenly Father - but not before he made a significant and lasting impact on scores of people including family, friends, team mates, and fraternity brothers. His family calls him Ryan, his friends call him Fitz, and we all loved him deeply. Ryan lived a life of service above self. We called him a sheepdog because he was a loyal, dependable friend and a loving son and brother. After his death, we found a note he had written to himself that read “I need to think more about others than myself”.