History

The Leaders in Management (LIM) Award Dinner was initiated in 1962 by Pace University to highlight the support and encouragement that the University receives from the corporate community. Pace's signature fundraising event celebrates the University's continued advancement, and honors distinguished individuals with remarkable entrepreneurial and visionary talents. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of this important Pace tradition, and to pay tribute to that history, we were excited to reimagine and rebrand the event.

Now known as the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner, this gala more fully embraces the University's identity as a leader in higher education. Pace has grown dramatically since the first Leaders in Management Dinner. What was once an accounting and business institute is now world-class comprehensive university and the leading cultural institution in Lower Manhattan. The Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner honors our role as a national leader in providing a college education of clear value-one that is built on a powerful combination of liberal arts and professional preparation and propels young people to succeed in their careers and lives. With the Spirit of Pace Awards, we begin a new tradition that we hope will last for many years to come. This event provides us with the opportunity to come together as one Pace community, proudly celebrating our rich history and bright future.

In addition to the LIM Award, the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner now includes two additional awards: the Innovator Award honors an individual or group whose work embodies positive change; the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award pays tribute to one of our distinguished faculty member who has dedicated his or her career to Pace and our students.