As a consultant, Matt unites his passion for mission with his desire to build the best campaign team—while balancing a personal concern for prospects and donors. Matt is a firm believer that strong relationships and collaboration are keys to success in fundraising.
Matt is a seasoned professional when it comes to health care and higher education campaigns and major gift fundraising. Prior to joining Dini Spheris, Matt worked for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. During that time, he was part of their $500 million comprehensive campaign. One of his most rewarding experiences was closing a $1.25 million scholarship endowment for the Cizik School of Nursing. Prior to that, he was a Director of Advancement for the College of Pharmacy and College of Optometry at the University of Houston. As a major gift officer, Matt was personally responsible for soliciting gifts between $25,000 and $1 million.
Originally from Memphis, Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from Norwich University in Northfield, VT. Matt is a volunteer member for the Advancement Committee at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
Representative Clients Served
- Ring Lake Ranch
- Holly Lang Principal
- Nevena Demirovic Consultant
- Nancy Judice Consulting Projects Manager
- Liz Ehrhardt, CFRE Consulting Projects Manager