Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia Celebrates Fundraising Goal
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia today announced
that it has hired the husband-and-wife team of Joseph and Lisabeth Marziello
as the organization’s new CEOs.
The Marziellos have served as CEOs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland
Metropolitan Area in Oregon since 2002.
The announcement comes on the heels of the successful completion of the
Philadelphia organization’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign.
The Be Great, Philadelphia! campaign raised more than $7 million in just two
years, exceeding its goal of raising $6 million over three years.
“The board is looking to the Marziellos to build on the success of its first
ever comprehensive fundraising campaign and take the organization to the
next level,” said Michael Colavita, chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Philadelphia Board of Directors. “They bring a proven track record of
leadership and transformation to the Boys & Girls Clubs where they serve.”
Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Clubs in Portland, the Marziellos served
as CEOs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Bay in Wisconsin and the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Utica in New York.
“Joseph and I are excited to join Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and are
looking forward to ensuring the organization remains the premiere place for
kids in the city,” said Lisabeth Marziello. “We will use our combined
talents and experience to continue to grow the organization and further
improve the outcomes for the children we serve.”
During their tenure in Portland, the Marziellos increased annual
organizational assets by more than 220 percent and raised more than $10.5
million in capital giving. They also secured nearly $6 million for
scholarships for low-income youth and expanded the organization from 5 to 17
In addition, they established a nationally recognized partnership with the
Housing Authority of Portland, the Portland Public School District, the
Portland Parks and Recreation Department and Regence Blue Cross-Blue Shield
to build a “Community Campus” in a Hope VI housing project, resulting in a
56,800-square-foot public school and Boys & Girls Club facility.