Lucille E. Dabney

President & CEO
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE)

Luci Dabney has served in the nonprofit, corporate, small business, and higher education trenches for more than three decades. The Pittsburgh region has benefitted immeasurably from her expert driving of the PACE mission to fund and build individual, organizational and community capacity. 

How the nonprofit sector inspires her: “Its generosity and unfailing optimism.” 

Luci’s nonprofit role model: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. “He is in command of his history and experiences and uses them to catalyze monumental change.”

Wishes for future nonprofit leaders: Frequent opportunities for renewal and reflection

Top reading recommendations to kick off or end the day: “Newspapers, so you know what you are up against.” 

What’s for breakfast? Belgium waffles with fruit and sausage

Quote to live by:  “Optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

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