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Remembering Priscilla Anne Myrick: A Legacy of Advocacy and Dedication

It is with a heavy heart that we remember Priscilla Anne Myrick, a cherished member of the Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) family, who passed away unexpectedly at her home in Berkeley, California, on December 24, 2023. Priscilla's dedication and passion for social justice, education, and community service have left an indelible mark on our organization and the many lives she touched.

A photo of a woman with a pink hat on in remembrance of her life.

Priscilla's journey with BOSS began as a board member, where she leveraged her extensive financial expertise to serve as an effective and passionate board treasurer and applied strategic insight to help guide our organization. Priscilla and her husband Thomas were loyal donors over the years, whose generosity helped sustain and expand our initiatives.

Her steadfast support of BOSS's work helping those in need reminds us of the community's trust in BOSS's mission and the personal commitment of those who believe deeply in our cause.   

Priscilla was deeply involved in multiple causes close to her heart. Her efforts as a math tutor and her longstanding involvement in local school councils showcased her commitment to empowering the next generation through education. Her work with the Community Alliance for Learning as a founding board member and treasurer emphasized her belief in community upliftment through educational support. Her work with CARE International, mainly focusing on improving global women's and children's welfare, highlighted her comprehensive approach to advocacy. Her travels, often tied to her educational pursuits, underscored her commitment to understanding and addressing the root causes of inequality and injustice worldwide.

At BOSS, we remember Priscilla for her commitment to BOSS and its program participants, as well as the personal qualities that made her a remarkable community member- intellectual curiosity, unwavering integrity, and compassionate spirit. Her presence at board meetings, always thoughtful and insightful, spurred us to think critically and act compassionately. Priscilla's legacy is a testament to a life well lived in the service of others. As we continue our work at BOSS, we are guided by the principles she championed and inspired by her commitment to making a difference.  

We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and all who loved her. Priscilla Anne Myrick's spirit will forever be that of hope and resilience for our organization. We pledge to honor her memory by continuing to fight for the values she held dear and to uphold the standards of excellence she set in her work with us.

Priscilla, your light may have dimmed, but your legacy endures. We thank you for everything.

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