Basil Lyberg is a proven non-profit director with a strong commitment to assisting others.
Basil has been heavily involved with non-profits for nearly two decades. As a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, he began his work with PUSH America while on Central’s campus.
During his last two summers as a CMU student, Basil took part in the Journey of Hope, an initiative through PUSH America, a national non-profit focused on raising money for individuals with disabilities. He biked more than 4,100 miles across the nation and raised $8,500 for charity.
As the current executive director of 24 Hours of Booty in Charlotte, N.C. – which runs the official 24-hour ride of LIVESTRONG – Basil has led the expansion efforts to three major cities and doubled the organization’s revenues to support its mission.
After his 1999 graduation, Basil dedicated nine years to working with PUSH America. During his tenure, he expanded the organization’s signature cycling event, the Journey of Hope; established the Push America Challenge; and achieved record-level corporate sponsorships and fundraising, including a $1 million endowment gift.
Basil was named a “Rising Star” by FundRaising Success magazine in 2009 and under his leadership, 24 Hours of Booty has received the top honors from the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and LIVESTRONG.