Fritsi is a third generation Nevadan born in Reno, Nevada. A former educator and staff member for Congressman James D. Santini (1975-1983), Fritsi’s interest in women and children’s well-being led her to become a founding member of the Nevada Women’s Fund, and in 1984 she became its chief administrator. Fritsi retired in 2005 as president and CEO. As a community activist, Fritsi has held numerous positions in many local organizations. She is also a founding member of the Nevada Women’s History Project.
Fritsi Ericson was interviewed on August 11, 2017 by the Nevada Women's History Project through a grant from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.