Fitzgerald has served Dana Hall as corporator, fundraiser, reunion committee member and trustee. She serves as the Chair of the Board of the Henry Luce Foundation, on the state advisory board for the Salvation Army, as a trustee of Andover Newton Theological School, and chair emerita of Boston's Givers' Group and Associated Grant Makers. She is a former trustee Boston Ballet and Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay, and a former board member of Perkins School for the Blind.
Fitzgerald was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Boston Chamber of Commerce in 1992. She was the recipient of Dana Hall's 2008 Distinguished Alumna Award.
After Dana Hall, Fitzgerald majored in English and Art History at Bucknell University.