AMHERST- Richard Lowney, a resident of Amherst, received the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion award at the organization’s National Conference in Dallas recently.
This prestigious award is the organization’s highest honor for board volunteers. It recognizes exemplary service of national significance to the Movement. Past recipients include President Jimmy Carter who also championed America’s youth.
With more than 3,000 people, from all 50 states in attendance, Lowney was applauded for his decades of service to New Hampshire’s youth, and to boys and girls throughout the country.
Since 1983, the New Hampshire businessman has helped raise money and awareness, and affect policy to advance the programs that serve more than 31,000 children in New Hampshire’s 13 Boys & Girls Clubs. Lowney is President of the NH Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
Lowney was honored for raising the standards of board engagement, while inspiring and mentoring future generations of youth and board leaders, laying the groundwork that continues to encourage others to strive for excellence in helping children who need support the most.
The Jeremiah Milbank National Gold Medallion was first minted in 2008, named in honor of a man known for his kindness and generosity. A 1942 graduate of Yale, Milbank then served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II, and after the war earned his M.B.A. from Harvard. He then began his career in private finance and investment. With a focus on giving back, Milbank helped millions of Americans through his philanthropic spirit and humanitarian efforts.