Lori Budnick, CPA

Industry Partner Leader - Non-Profit

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Experience Highlights

As a partner and industry leader of our Non-Profit Services Group, Lori has over 30 years of experience serving the firm’s many non-profit engagements. Her experience includes work for community and private foundations, membership- and admission-driven organizations, arts and cultural organizations, human service organizations and educational institutions.

Lori’s knowledge includes the compliance and reporting requirements of both Uniform Guidance and the State Single Audit Act.

Lori is also a member of the firm’s Employee Benefit Assurance Services Group and is responsible for many of the non-profit clients’ 403(b) and 401(k) plan audits.

In addition, Lori is a member of our Women Who Lead Social Network, which includes a wide range of senior-level blum personnel actively helping to clear advancement barriers for women through guidance, coaching and advocacy—as well as offering honest feedback and advice to all blum employees about how to support the women they work with.

Professional Education
  • University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Science
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants - Former Chair, Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee - Former Member, Board of Governors
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford - Board of Directors, Finance Committee
  • Connecticut Women’s Council - Treasurer, Board of Directors; Chair, Audit Committee
  • Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame- Trustee
  • University of Connecticut Accounting Department - Advisory Board
  • Aurora Women & Girls Foundation - Past Member, Board of Directors - Past Treasurer and Past Chair, Finance Committee
  • The Bridge Family Center, Inc. - Chair, Finance Committee - Past President and Treasurer
  • Connecticut Council for Philanthropy - Past Treasurer and Board Member
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut - Past Member, Board of Directors - Past Treasurer and Past Chair, Finance Committee

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