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Elizabeth Erskine Prine

Liz Prine Memorial Fund

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 USA 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 of the opportunities that should have been available to them.

The Liz Prine Fund honors the memory of a real woman committed to making real differences. A limited number of grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to assist women pursuing long-term goals by covering costs such as: education expenses, job training, professional fees, books, test fees, uniforms, laptops, trade tools, and childcare costs.

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.

For information about applying for a Liz Prine grant, please contact Katrika Manley at (412) 255-1282.

To donate to the Liz Prine Memorial Fund, please click the button below.

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