Matt Scelza
Major Gifts Officer

Matt leads Inner-City Arts’ fundraising and communications efforts with a personal focus on developing, leading and growing major gift activities as we continue to expand our organization. Matt started his nonprofit career as a VISTA in Boston after graduating from Stanford with a B.A. and an M.A. He taught in New York before seeing the wisdom of a move to sunny Los Angeles in 1998. Since then, Matt has been a Program Director, a Development Director, and a marketing consultant, with notable successes at each position. Most recently, he founded the Los Angeles office for a national nonprofit. His dedication to fundraising and organizational leadership has generated more than $25 million in support for various charities throughout his career. Matt has worked on behalf of a number of different issues and he cares most deeply about education. In his view, education is about reading the world and becoming an active participant.