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Matt Southworth


Matt is a fundraising professional with two decades of experience in organizing, peace and justice lobbying, and fundraising. Over much of the last decade, he has worked mainly in Leadership and Major Gifts at Trinity College, Wilmington College, the American Red Cross, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in Washington, DC. While at FCNL, Matt worked first as a grassroots organizer and peace lobbyist, leading FCNL’s advocacy on Afghanistan and U.S. drones policy, before he then transitioned to working as a Major Gifts Officer. Presently, Matt is the Regional Director of Major Gifts for New England and the Mid-Atlantic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He enjoys helping direct philanthropy in ways that best reflect donor goals and values.   

Matt joined the U.S. Army after high school as an intelligence analyst. He is a veteran of the Iraq War. After being honorably discharged, he attended Wilmington College (Ohio) and graduated magna cum laude in 2009 with a BA in Political Science and History. Previously, Matt has served on the Board of Directors for Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, Board of Directors of Veterans for Peace, Board of Directors of Quaker House (Fayetteville, NC) and on the President’s Advisory Council at Wilmington College. Matt is a member of Veterans for Peace. Matt is passionate about learning, he is a Quaker, a brown belt in Brazilian Jujitsu, an avid hiker, a decent gardener and he loves spending time with his family  

Matt Southworth
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