Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Lisa A. Gioia, CPA

Title: Certified Public Accountant
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States


  • Altar and Rosary Society (treasurer)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Women Accountants (board of directors)
  • American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants, Eastern Region Membership at Large Committee (chair)
  • Arts Alive (board president)
  • Avila University Board of Counselors (member)
  • Avila University Alumni Association (board of directors)
  • Avila University President’s Scholarship Club (member)
  • Avila University Steer Dinner Committee (member)
  • Bridging the Gap (recycling volunteer)
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (volunteer)
  • Community Accountants (board president)
  • Community Association of Nonprofit Business Executives (member)
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma (member)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of Missouri (member)
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (member)
  • Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts (member)
  • Kansas Women’s Business Center (member)
  • Kappa Gamma Pi (member)
  • Legion of Mary (active member)
  • Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (senior fellow)
  • Missouri Society of CPAs (member and Not-for-Profit Committee Chair)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners – KC (member)
  • Nonprofit Connect – previously named Council on Philanthropy (Finance Committee member)
  • Park Hill High School Alumni (reunion team member)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member)
  • St. Therese Christmas in October (volunteer)
  • St. Therese Finance Committee (member)
  • St. Therese Journey Continuation Committee (co-chair)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry (assistant treasurer)
  • Transforming Education – Parkway Montessori (board member)
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City Certification Committee (member)
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (senior fellow)
  • Women’s Employment Network (treasurer)
  • United WE, previously named The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City (Board Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair, Celebration of Women Committee Member, Charter member of the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s 360° of Giving Circle and Charter member of the Kansas City Voices in Philanthropy)
  • Young Friends of Art Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Recipient, Northfield Village Good Neighbor Award (2023)
  • Recipient, Award, Ingram’s Local Heroes (2022)
  • Honoree, Phi Kappa Phi National All-Discipline Honor Society (2007)
  • Inductee, Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration (2007)
  • Honoree, Accountant Advocate of the Year, Small Business Administration (1992)
  • Honoree, Volunteer of the Year Award, Community Accountants (1992)
  • Recipient, Volunteer Achievement Award for Accountants for the Public Interest (1992)
  • Honoree, Delta Epsilon Sigma (1981)
  • Honoree, Kappa Gamma Pi (1981)
  • Recipient, Student Achievement Award, Wall Street Journal (1981)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges (1981)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Young Women of America (1982, 1980)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who Among American High School Students (1977)

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