Merrietta Fong was a contestant in 2018’s South Bay Dancing with the Stars and selected Switzer Learning Center as her beneficiary. The winning dancer got $1,000 donated to their charity.


About Merrietta Fong

Merrietta’s studies began with the Indiana University program in French for high school students. She then received a BA in French and Spanish at DePauw University, studied at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, and finished with an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her career as a CPA included 10 years with a local firm in Torrance. Merrietta served as the Chairman of the Board for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Board for Switzer Learning Center, Chair of the Ad Board for Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, served on the Board of Governors for the Torrance/South Bay YMCA and on the Business Advisory Board for Harbor Regional Center, and served on the boards of Pediatric Therapy Network and the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation. Her ultimate driver is to always look for the best way to help others.

Merrietta was honored as a 2017 South Bay Woman of the Year for Civic Leadership.