Stein's efforts to restore the financial health of the club won him praise from Pierson.
"I couldn't have done my job without him," she said. "Sometimes, people thank me for what I've done, but I couldn't have done what I did without him. It's hard to put in words everything he's done for us."
It wasn't just the club's finances that were in bad shape. The scandal had given the organization's public image a shiner.
"Any time we opened our mouth to say anything, it was, 'Oh, I've heard of that place,'" Stein said.
Stein said he understood people's reluctance to contribute to the organization.
"Who wants to donate money to an organization that just discovered half their funds just went out the back door?" Stein said.
Stein stayed on and joined the club's board of directors, serving first as its treasurer, and as its secretary since the recent merger of the Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley county clubs into a single Eastern Panhandle organization.
Stein said he has watched the club grow tremendously in the short time he has been involved with it.
Pierson said the club has grown from 250 members three years ago to about 550 members.
Stein, who also has volunteered for CCAP Loaves and Fishes, credits his grandfather, John Teufel, with engendering in him a commitment to service.
"He gave his life away to people," Stein said.
Among his current projects, he lists an effort to complete a building project at the Country Day School, but it's his work to help the boys club that he says he is most proud of.
"It gives you a good feeling to see that something's working right," he said.
Name - Lester Stein
Address - Hedgesville, W.Va.
Date of birth - July 11, 1951
Occupation - Business manager at the Country Day School in Kearneysville, W.Va.
Most notable achievement - Restoring the financial affairs of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Boys and Girls Club
Your proudest moment - Coming through with a clean audit.
Who is the person you most admire and why? - His grandfather, John Teufel. He gave his life to people.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Who gave it to you? - Keep on going no matter what. A previous employer told him that.
What is the next goal you would like to achieve? - To see the completion of a building project at the school.