Dr. Endya Frye had the opportunity to sit down with her grandmother and our building’s namesake, Mrs. Shirley T. Frye, to discuss preserving the YWCA Greensboro’s legacy of service to Greensboro’s most marginalized populations. This year, we are celebrating 120 years of pursuing our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all!
For over 120 years, the Shirley T. Frye YWCA Greensboro has strived to eliminate racism and empower women. Our programs provide education, support, shelter, and assistance to Greensboro’s most marginalized populations, including homeless families, pregnant and parenting teens, and minority groups facing racial injustice.


The Preserve The Legacy campaign challenges us to ReCover, Reimagine, and Rebuild fundamental tenets of sustaining our legacy.
The focus of this campaign is to reimagine key areas within our organization. We strive to strengthen our financial position and fund development to best access and utilize funding to support sustainability of programming. We hope to increase Board recruitment and retention to build a strong governing body. We will achieve program goals and outcomes by placing our focus on the success of our participants. We have and continue to advance leadership and management through hiring a permanent President and CEO, and participating in opportunities for staff development.


This year, we are once again calling on our community for support. It is crucial that we continue to offer assistance to the populations we serve and preserve the legacy of our building’s namesake, Mrs. Shirley T. Frye.

Your donation of $1,000 provides 100 meals for shelter residents, covers the cost of 20 rental applications for families seeking permanent housing, or provides a week of case management, a bed, and personal hygiene items for a family.

A $1,000 gift or 4 payments of $250 can change someone’s life.

If a $1,000 donation isn’t in your giving plans this year, please consider giving in an amount that is meaningful to you.

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