Executive Director. Matt is the first staff person at Blue Ridge and oversees the foundation. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches courses on venture philanthropy and the nonprofit capital market. Prior to Blue Ridge, Matt co-founded Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), a Connecticut-based youth development agency, and served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Robert L. Carter, one of the principal litigating attorneys in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education lawsuit. He has been a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation and the Next Generation Leadership program of the Rockefeller Foundation. Matt attended the Boston Public Schools, Yale College and Yale Law School.
Matt currently serves on the boards of directors of iMentor, Single Stop USA, Campaign for Community Change, Community Service Society of New York, Uncommon Schools’ Leadership Preparatory Network, Achievement First’s Apollo School, and Albert Schweitzer Fellowship as well as on the advisory boards for DataKind, Center4, and Arbor Brothers.