Matthew Bates

Vice President of Advancement

Matt is a fundraising and nonprofit management professional with 19 years experience in executive leadership positions, raising more than $94 million for the organizations he has served.

As a consultant, he has provided executive-level counsel and training to more than 1,200 small Christian nonprofit organizations across the country, helping them to raise millions despite limited budgets and resources.

A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Matt has earned two Bachelors degrees and a Masters degree with Honors from the University of Southern California. Matt and his wife Arlene have welcomed 26 foster children into their home, two of whom they have adopted.