50th Anniversary Celebration for PACE • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
NOVEMBER 19, 2018
The Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the half century of grant-making, the organization honored Bill Strickland Jr., founder of Manchester Bidwell Corp. Wednesday at City Theatre. “Manchester Corp. was the first organization that PACE presented with a grant, and Bill Strickland was our first grantee,” said Linda Baker, board chair of PACE. “As it turns out they are celebrating their 50th anniversary, too.”
Will Pittsburgh Nonprofits Move Away from Overwhelmingly White Leadership? • Nonprofit Quarterly
JULY 31, 2018
Sharon Jefferson, a program manager for PACE, said that one advantage of having a more diverse leadership base is that it helps nonprofits promote “trust and believability” among the communities of color they serve.
Why are the leadership ranks of Pa nonprofits so white and how could they be more diverse • PublicSoUrce
JULY 25, 2018
Sharon Jefferson, a program manager for PACE, a Pittsburgh nonprofit grantmaking and capacity-building organization, said it can be easier for organizations led by people of color to connect with constituents of color, especially since so much nonprofit work focuses on addressing and eliminating racial disparities.
New Pittsburgh Courier editor Rob Taylor, Jr. writes about PACE's 10th Annual Inclusive Voices event that invites diverse area leaders and individuals in the Pittsburgh region to engage in meaningful conversations that affect positive change.
The board turned to the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise, an organization that for nearly 50 years has worked to help bolster agencies like Macedonia FACE that help struggling African-Americans and other groups in need throughout Allegheny County.
The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares Friday, April 8, 2016, to be “PACE DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Six years ago, the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) held it’s first Inclusive Voices luncheon where selected leaders in their various fields had conversations with people whom they might never normally come in contact with.
One of the lesser ballyhooed changes made by Mayor Bill Peduto as he seeks to put his stamp on the city may turn out to…
Michelle Rone Cooper, Executive Director McAuley Ministries, the grant-making arm of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, has awarded 19 grants totaling $1.2 million to 17 nonprofit organizations. Announced today, the majority of the grants will support business development, education, services to persons who are homeless, and capacity-building initiatives in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland communities.
$4,000 Grant to ‘Love Front Porch’
Sep 19, 2012
“Love Front Porch,” the brainchild of local artist and activist Vanessa German, has been awarded a $4,000 grant for her unique and heartfelt project aimed at ending gun violence and inspiring creativity in her community. THE LOVE PORCH—The Love Porch, in Homewood, is where you can see paintings and painted signs by the kids throughout the yard and the porch. Above, some of the local kids are painting on the porch with Vanessa German watching over them.
NEED Names New Leaders
Jul 3, 2012
Following the recent death of President and CEO Sylvester Pace, NEED announced board member Claudette Lewis will serve as interim president and CEO while a search is conducted for Pace’s replacement. NEED also announced that UPMC’s Candi Castleberry-Singleton will take the reins of the organization as the new chair of the NEED Board of Directors effective July 1.
…Second, the “Inclusive Voices” luncheon was a pleasure, giving me and the other participants the opportunity to identify, think about and …
PACE Takes on Youth Issues at Annual Luncheon
Apr 13, 2012
At the 4th Annual Inclusive Voices community exchange luncheon, youth issues took center stage. Hosted by the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise, the yearly event brings together some of Pittsburgh’s most influential leaders and voices. “PACE was formed upon the assassination of (Rev. Dr.) Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil unrest that followed in our community. We noted some of the concerns youth had at two different points in time, but they remain critical issues today,” said Bob Nelkin, president of the United Way…
PACE Implements Unique Networking Forum
Apr 15, 2011
When the Program To Aid Citizen Enterprise, hit on the idea of having a reception and luncheon focused around informal conversations rather than a traditional fundraiser with a keynote speaker, no one was sure how it would be received. Now in its third year, organizers for the Inclusive Voices luncheon actually had to limit attendees to 230. So, it seems to have been received well. “Everyone seems to enjoy it. This way, we get to meet everyone, learn from each other,” said PACE Executive Director Lucille Dabney.
A year ago, the directors of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise, hit upon the idea of having a reception and luncheon focused around informal conversations rather than a traditional fundraiser. As one member put it, “It’s not just a fundraiser, it’s a friend raiser.” Since the first event went so well, they tried it again April 9, and more than 230 community, business and government leaders participated, up from 190 in 2009.