- In 2006, Lyssa lost a valiant battle with cancer, leaving behind family and friends who are still moved by her legacy of enthusiasm for theatre.
- The Lyssa Rauch Memorial Scholarship, established in 2006 by an anonymous donor and supplemented by her mother and stepfather after Lyssa’s death, provides an annual scholarship to a Winthrop student who is involved in theater.
Winthrop University, "Scholarship Honoring the Late Lyssa Rauch to Be Endowed" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 146.