1971

Elsie and former editor of the Pittsburgh Courier
Receives the New Pittsburgh Courier “Top Hat” Award for her work on behalf of minorities and the poor

1972

Becomes a founding member of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, a group dedicated to improving living standards and preventing urban decay in the 14th Ward. She provided a link between the considerable Jewish population in the area and the non-Jewish population. She will serve as vice president in 1973.

1974

Begins tenure as vice president of the Symphony Society, serving until 1989.

1975

Becomes a member on the Board of Directors for the Shadyside Hospital Foundation.

1978

Received honorary degree from Waynesburg College - Dr. of Humane Letters

1979

Receives the Junior Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.