April 28, 2010 in City

Harvard scholarship winner to speak

The Spokesman-Review

A young woman who rose from teenage homelessness to a Harvard scholarship will speak at the annual Women Helping Women Fund lunch on May 10.

Liz Murray was featured in a Lifetime network movie, “Homeless to Harvard.”

Murray became homeless at 15 when her mother died of AIDS but wrote an essay for a New York Times scholarship application that landed her at Harvard, according to a news release. She graduated with a degree in psychology in 2009.

Women Helping Women was founded in 1992 to provide grants to agencies that serve women and children in the Spokane region.

The organization has raised more than $3.8 million since that time, mostly through its annual lunch.

For information, visit whwfspokane.org or call (509) 328-8285.

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