Finance is at the heart of any nonprofit mission and no one knows that more than Lori Liberty. On top of her role as managing partner of Melanson, Heath and Company accounting firm, Lori was a trusted member of the Club’s Board for 25 years, serving as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for more than 8 years.
Even before she became a board member, Lori worked extensively on the Club’s annual budget as a hired on accountant with former CEO Dominick Giovinazzi. During that time, she’s helped to grow the budget from barely $1 million to $3 million in order to serve of hundreds more kids daily.
Lori was always diligent in making sure the Club stayed in compliance, passed audits and the board had access to and understood the financial health of the organization. As the Club’s scope of services, activities and membership grew over the years, Lori oversaw a growing and complex financial system with multiple revenue sources. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the Club and the over 3,000 members the Club serves annually.
Her support extends financially through her annual contribution to the Club and through her company as a Partner4Kid, supporting all four of our fundraising campaigns to ensure our Club kids are equipped with all the tools they need to achieve future success.
Along with her board commitment, Lori proved to be an outstanding steward of the Club; advocating to others the impact the Club has on Nashua’s youth and cultivating strong relationships with Club supporters and donors. Over the years, she has led many of her colleagues to volunteer as board members or program volunteers. Her outstanding Club involvement made her the ideal candidate to receive the 2019 “From the Heart Memorial Award”, created in honor of the late Executive Director Dominick J. Giovinazzi and presented to the individual who demonstrates a deep heartfelt commitment to the Boys & Girls Club mission.
“Every time I hear stories of what the Club means to these kids and the opportunities that have opened up for them, it makes me realize how important the Club is to so many young lives,” said Liberty.
Though Lori had to step down from her position on the Board of Director’s due to the growth of her business and the increasing demands of being a managing partner, she has, without a doubt, left a lasting impression on the organization, function, and financial stability of the Club.