Houston Treasure for 2013
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Nancy Levicki is president and co-founder of Dress for Success Houston (DFSH), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Dress for Success Houston has just completed a Capital Campaign and built a 16,600 square foot building in the heart of Houston. The new building designed by Ziegler Cooper is LEED certified, and is an amazing landmark for our city and the women it serves. Nancy is exceedingly proud that Houston supporters have built the first free standing building for Dress for Success in the world!
Her work, compassion, and dedication to serving women have earned her such honors as: recognition at PBS Public Television’s “Speaking of Women’s Health” Conference and as a PBS “Hero of the Month”; recipient of the American Red Cross Humanitarian Award; and the Texas Executive Women “Woman on the Move” accolade. The organization received Oprah’s BigGive of $10,000 presented on the steps of City Hall as Mayor Bill White proclaimed the official opening of “Send One Suit Week 2008.” In 2009, DFSH received the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber Economic Development Award. She was honored with the 2010 Woman of Courage award by the Houston Chapter of Hadassah, as a courageous Houston woman who has continually worked to help build a better world. Recently, Nancy was named one of the fifty most influential women in Houston. Most recently, Dress for Success Houston, thanks in part to Nancy’s leadership, was highlighted and featured in the Houston Chronicle as one of Houston’s healthiest large charities.
Nancy has published three books. She is the author of The College Cookbook for Students by Students, and Your Housekeepers Cookbook. She co-authored Awesome Teen, a lifestyle guide for teenagers.
She is the proud mother of two grown daughters, Pamela and Lauren.