Tribute for Helena Yli-Renko

Please give to the Helena Yli-Renko Endowed Fund at the USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

In honor of Professor Helena Yli-Renko – a gifted, respected, and beloved scholar, instructor, leader, and friend who was profoundly committed to our entrepreneurship students, to the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, where she long served as Director, to the Marshall School of Business, and to USC.

The Helena Yli-Renko Endowed Fund

Thanks to the generosity of family, colleagues and friends of Helena, the Helena Yli-Renko Endowed Fund honors the work and memory of Helena by inspiring female entrepreneurship and research in the Greif Center.

The fund also sponsors "The Helena of Troy Prize" awarded at the 2021 USC Athena Women's Entrepreneurial Summit, a conference supporting aspiring female entrepreneurs, and encourages women to start their own businesses. Annually, this fund will continue to support meaningful work through a similar priority or academic entrepreneurship research.

Women entrepreneurs who aspire and build within our classrooms and halls will receive ongoing support through this endowed fund, ensuring that Helena will continue making a difference for generations to come.

Helena Yli-Renko

Professor Helena Yli-Renko at the Marcia Israel Awards celebration in 2016

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