It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of our local champion of the nonprofit community, Linda Dickerson.
Linda was a long-time supporter and former board member of Pennsylvania Women Work. But, to us, she was also our dear friend. We are grateful to have known her and for the years of outstanding leadership, wisdom, guidance, and generosity she shared with us.
Linda faced and overcame many health challenges in her life. But her disability didn’t stop her from building her own consulting business and supporting countless organizations with their missions. She dedicated her life to giving back, making Pittsburgh a better place, supporting vulnerable populations and those with disabilities, and assisting the nonprofit community to advance their missions.
Linda had a giving soul. She shared her time and talent generously and openly. She was always there to provide support and advice. Just recently, she authored an article in our Thought Leadership Blog series about the importance of giving back. She lived this virtue with all of her being despite the barriers she faced.
In 2014, we were privileged to honor Linda as our honorary Woman of Courage at the Circle of Hope awards dinner for her outstanding achievements. She was an inspiration to many, including our clients. She will be deeply missed.
We are creating a fund in Linda's honor to ensure that her memory lives on. It will be called the Linda Dickerson Fund to honor women like her who have overcome tremendous life obstacles. We will announce more information about the Fund in the coming months and how clients can apply for a scholarship or a grant award. We will also be sharing more information on how to donate to this specific fund soon.