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The Liz Prine Fund

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Elizabeth Erskine Prine

The Liz Prine Memorial Fund was created in 1982 by the family and friends of Elizabeth Erskine Prine who died that year at age 44 after an eight month-battle with cancer. She served on the board of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and was one of the youngest women ever elected to the YWCA national board.

Liz was known for her aggressive, hands-on approach to empowering women. Rather than just providing housing and recreational facilities, she believed the YW must immerse itself in the economic, racial, and social problems that were depriving many young women from sharing in the opportunities which should have been available to them.

The Liz Prine Fund honors the memory of a real woman committed to making real differences. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to cover education expenses, job training, professional fees, medical expenses, books, test fees, uniforms, laptops, trade tools, childcare fees, car repairs, rent, mortgage and utility expenses.

It is the Liz Prine Fund Committee’s hope that each recipient will find themselves able to reach out and help someone else at some point in the future, and to keep alive Liz’s legacy of support for women in crisis and transition. If you find yourself able to ‘give back’, no matter the amount, your gift will go directly to another woman in need.

If you or someone you know might benefit from The Liz Prine Fund, please fill out our application and email it to us. 

Make a Real Difference

Are you -- like Liz Erskine Prine -- passionate about supporting other women who are struggling?

Click here to make a contribution to The Liz Prine Fund today. And make a real difference in someone's life.

Did you know?

According to the Center for Disease Control, African American women are over three times more likely to be murdered with a gun than white women.

Read more about YWCA's position on gun violence.


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