The Olivia E. Jones Legacy Fund has been established to build upon the successful, community-minded work Olivia was dedicated to for more than 40 years.
Olivia worked within the YMCA system for decades, starting her career in Glen Hazel, moving onto Hazelwood, and ending her career at the Y in Homewood. Olivia dedicated her personal time and professional career to uplifting communities, with a particular passion for working with youth. The mark she left within many communities will never be erased. Her “heart” is what guided her through life. She displayed unconditional love for her family and the communities she served. For these reasons, her family plans to keep Olivia’s spirit and vision alive, through establishment of this Fund.
Beginning in 2018, The Olivia E. Jones Legacy Fund will be used to provide scholarships to qualified individuals aspiring to attend college or trade school and/or organizations supporting families who are facing hardships. Eligibility requirements will be made public in early 2018.
Olivia E. Jones
Interested supporters are invited to donate to the Fund, for a greater, collective impact towards these goals.
Recurring donations can be set for any amount, to recur weekly, monthly or annually. All online donations are processed through PayPal. Please note that a processing fee of 2.9% will be taken against your donation. If you would like to donate via check or money order, please send a check made payable to POISE Foundation, noting The Olivia E. Jones Legacy Fund in the memo section to: POISE Foundation; Two Gateway Center, Suite 1700; 603 Stanwix Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The First Annual Olivia E. Jones Legacy Fundraiser & Community Resource Fair
Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Homewood-Brushton YMCA, 7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
The First Annual Olivia E. Jones Legacy Fundraiser & Community Resource Fair was held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.
This event featured an awards breakfast, followed by a “Free” Community Resource Fair. Activities included: Resource tables, Lay-ups for Liv, Drills and Skills, Fitness and Exercise, Raffles, Music, Dancing and more.
The Fair helped raise awareness about heart illness and showcase community resources that are available to our youth and families while promoting physical, mental and social awareness. Look for photos and more details about this successful event soon!