Born and raised in California, Phyllis Grupe is truly a “woman of many hats”. Her occupations on any given day range from homemaker, to philanthropist, to interior decorator, to renowned horsewoman.
Mrs. Grupe is currently Chairperson of the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (CPFSJ), the agency she and many other stakeholders helped found in 1998. CPFSJ provides policies and programs that enable all groups – neighborhood groups, the faith community, schools, the public and private health sector, social services, criminal justice agencies, city and county government, and the business community – to work together in a systematic manner to build strong and resourceful families and communities in San Joaquin County. In addition, Mrs. Grupe was one of the founding team members of San Joaquin A+, which is working to eliminate illiteracy in San Joaquin County.
Mrs. Grupe and husband Fritz have been married for over 60 years. Together, they are the parents of four children, grandparents of twenty “Amazing Grupe” grandchildren, and great grandparents to a growing number, currently at 9.
Bank of America, Livestock Symposium 1981-84
Equine Research Lab UC Davis 1980-84
Delta College Equine Management 1985-87
Summer Search 1994-98
Children’s Home of San Joaquin 1980-87
Belgian Draft Horse Association of America 1980-90
Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin 1998 – Present
San Joaquin A+
Fritz and Phyllis Grupe Receive Honorary Doctorates from Stanislaus State
ATHENA Leadership Award 2012 – Phyllis Grupe2000’s
Bravo Awards for Community Partners 2007 – Fritz & Phyllis Grupe
Goodwill Helping Hands 2006 – Fritz & Phyllis Grupe
Phyllis Grupe named “Woman of the Year” by the Calif State Assembly 2005
Phyllis Grupe named “Stocktonian of the Year” 2002
ABC Award (Action on Behalf of Children) 1998 – Phyllis Grupe
Stockton Arts Commission STAR Award 1993 – Fritz & Phyllis Grupe
Phyllis Grupe –Girl Scout Role Model of the Year 1992
California Building Industry Award 1991 – Fritz Grupe
Fritz Grupe –Boy Scout Role Model of the Year
Fritz Grupe named “Stocktonian of the Year” 1984