Priscilla M. Luce

Priscilla Luce

Title: Community and Arts Leader, Non-Profit Consultant, Public Relations Executive

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Priscilla M. Luce, Community and Arts Leader and Public Relations Executive has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements and leadership in civic life, in corporate work and in non-profits.

Ms. Luce has an exceptionally diverse range of experience across business, the non-profit community, philanthropy and volunteerism.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she held public relations positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mount Holyoke College. Thereafter she became Vice President of Barnes & Roche, Inc. in Philadelphia, a national non-profit fund-raising consulting firm where for a decade she helped clients create and build successful development programs based upon strategic plans that she helped to create. For more than 20 years she held various public relations positions at TRW Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio, rising to Vice President, Corporate Communications, leading the company’s global marketing communications, financial communications, media and community relations and employee communications activities.

In 2003 she returned to non-profit consulting work in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. Most recently Ms. Luce served for four years as executive managing director of Philadelphia Theatre Company.

Since 2000 Ms. Luce has been volunteer president and executive director of The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation in Philadelphia. Under her leadership this family foundation is developing a leading-edge grant-making style that is creating innovative approaches to addressing evolving community and social needs in Philadelphia.  She is executive producer of a one-hour documentary film, “Mr. Philadelphia –” The Story of Albert M. Greenfield which aired on WHYY, public broadcasting in Philadelphia.

Ms. Luce has served in numerous board leadership roles (including president) for non-profit arts and educational organizations in both Cleveland and Philadelphia, notably serving until 2008 as chair of the Cleveland State University Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that raises private funds and manages the University’s endowment, which during her tenure more than doubled to $40 million.

In Philadelphia she served as president of the Philadelphia Theatre Company board of directors from 2010-2014. She is currently a member of the board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and also serves on the Board of Visitors for the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ms. Luce is highly adept at building organizational capacity and sustainability in the challenging landscape facing non-profit organizations today. Specializing in strategic planning and organizational development, she expects to continue providing insightful counsel and, where indicated, temporary in-place management services to non-profit arts and other organizations.

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