New Boston, NH - November 1st, 2016, Boys and Girls Clubs of America presented its prestigious “Heart of the Region Award” to New Hampshire Alliance board President, Richard Lowney. The award is the organization’s highest regional honor bestowed upon board members. Lowney, an Amherst resident, received the award at the BGCA 2016 Northeast Leadership Conference on October 27, in Manchester, NH.
Dusty Miller, BGCA National Area Council Board Member, stated “Rich Lowney is an invaluable leader and inspiration to Boys & Girls Clubs not only in New Hampshire, but throughout New England and across the country.”
The award recognizes Lowney for his outstanding dedication to the Boys and Girls Club Movement. Lowney was raised in Malden, Massachusetts and is a proud alumnus of the Charlestown, Massachusetts Boys & Girls Club.
New Boston NH - Richard Lowney, miEdge Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer and his wife Lynda Lowney traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for the 31,000 children served by New Hampshire’s 13 Boys & Girls Clubs. Lowney is President of the NH Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. Lynda Lowney is also a long-time supporter, having served on the board of the Souhegan Boys and Girls Club.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America convened a consortium of thought leaders in Washington to discuss the crisis facing America’s youth, their communities and law enforcement. Boys & Girls club executives and youth members from 40 states participated in round tables, and meetings with a total of 80 Senators and 149 House members. Law enforcement and drug enforcement professionals also participated in the discussions.
With a Club in every Congressional District, Boys & Girls Clubs of America took the first step in establishing a public-private partnership to create an action-focused group that will build bridges in communities around the country where police shootings and violence have disconnected many youth; and drugs continue to destroy lives.
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.