Celebrating Barry Liben
Not many people will leave a mark on the world like Barry Liben did.
Barry was a savvy businessman, fiercely loyal friend, and proud husband, father, and grandfather. He was known as a ‘maker of memories’ who had an unfailingly generous heart. He touched so many lives, and is missed beyond words.
Liben Family Scholarship Fund
The Liben Family Scholarship Fund (formerly the Alvin Liben Scholarship Fund) was founded by Barry in 2006 as a tribute to his late father, Alvin. Thanks to the generosity of this fund, we are pleased to offer financial assistance for people who stutter who would like to attend our Annual Conference but may be facing financial hardship. Through this fund, the Liben family legacy will carry on and will continue to support people who stutter for years to come.
Tzell Travel Group Chairman and former NSA Chairman Barry Liben passed away on January 2, 2020 after a year-long health battle at the age of 67. Liben had served as Tzell’s Chairman since 2016, and prior to that, as President and CEO for more than 40 years. Barry was a member of a number of association and community organization boards during his time in the industry, including the Israel Community Development Foundation and the National Stuttering Association.
Within the NSA, Barry’s primary focus was in securing the financial stability through fundraising, enabling more energy to be used for outreach, education, and support for people who stutter. The Liben Family Scholarship Fund has raised more than $500,000 since its inception.
Barry lived in Manhattan his wife Sindy, and often found his home filled with his three beautiful children, their spouses, and his numerous wonderful grandkids. Barry, along with his family, joined the NSA 1998, and he is greatly missed by all of us.