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Elizabeth Fitch Fellowship for Nonprofit Studies

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
88 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 31, at 12:59 AM EDT
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Elizabeth Fitch Fellowship for Nonprofit Studies

To know Elizabeth Fitch was to know true grace. Elizabeth (fondly known as “Liz” or “Fitch” to her myriad of friends) was funny, smart, curious, kind, and tough. She loved music and could sing, to coin a phrase, like an angel. She was an excellent photographer, seeing the world as a place of beauty. She loved her friends, and we loved her. 

Born in South Carolina, Elizabeth was a proud member of the Class of 1996 at Sewanee: The University of the South. She earned her Masters in Public Administration from the Andrew Young School of Public Policy from Georgia State University. She was wickedly smart and could have had a career as a high-powered attorney or a businesswoman of great renown. She chose, however, to use her considerable talents in helping people. 

When asked for their favorite memories of Elizabeth, people smile. They just can’t help themselves. The one thread that runs through their reminiscences is Elizabeth’s kindness and selflessness. She put others ahead of herself. 

Elizabeth was in her 20s when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. Although the disease went into remission, it came back. With a vengeance. Elizabeth died of metastatic breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 36. The world is a poorer place without her love. 

As stated before, Elizabeth was a proud alumna of Georgia State University, and we want to honor her life by helping others continue her work. We are raising $25,000 to endow the Elizabeth Fitch Fellowship for Nonprofit Studies in her memory for graduate students in Public Administration in the Andrew Young School of Public Policy. 

Elizabeth was taken from us far too soon. Help us keep her love alive by helping others.

With your gift to the Elizabeth Fitch Fellowship for Nonprofit Studies, the Georgia State University Foundation will fund establish a new graduate fellowship within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Any funds raised over the minimum $25,000 to establish an endowment will be applied to the principal of the endowment.