Matt Kupec has worked as a fundraising professional for over 35 years. During this time, he has gathered invaluable experience while also providing his companies and organizations with record amounts of raised funds. Kupec has raised nearly $5 billion over the course of his career in fundraising as the chief development officer for organizations in higher education and healthcare. He has directed three major fundraising campaigns (each successful), secured four $50M+ gifts, and more. His leadership and drive are unparalleled and make him unchallenged in his field.
By recognizing that fundraising plays an integral role in providing necessary aid and services to people and organizations, Matt Kupec has found success in his career and developed driven leadership skills along the way. Kupec’s leadership style is informed by his interactions with leaders from fields such as health care, business, higher education, government, and non-profits, which shaped his leadership skills earned during his time as a quarterback for UNC.
Matt Kupec has unparalleled leadership skills. Kupec grew up in Syosset, NY where he spent his high school career excelling as a student-athlete. Here, Kupec earned awards and honors in football, basketball, and baseball, all while performing well in school. Kupec won awards such as prep All-American for football when he led his team to the #1 spot in New York state with an undefeated season.
Matt Kupec finished out his football career leading the Tar Heels of UNC on a full scholarship. Kupec earned this through hard work, high academic records, an impressive high school football career. At UNC, Kupec was the star quarterback for all four years, bringing the team to bowl games where he was later named Most Valuable Player at the Liberty and Gator Bowls. Kupec’s leadership and talents made him a legend at UNC, where he had a successful and prolific career.
Kupec translates his experiences on the field into every aspect of his life, from parenting to fundraising. Much like his football career, his life has been successful because of his leadership abilities.