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Welcome Matthew Modansky

Please join us in welcoming Matthew to the URJ GUCI family!

Matthew joined the URJ GUCI team Monday October 2nd as its first Development Manager. Matthew will play a key role in creating, coordinating and implementing GUCI’s development program. The addition of Matthew to the team will allow GUCI to professionalize its development operations, better steward current donors, and build new donor relationships.

Matthew was born and raised in Suffern, New York (A New York City Suburb).  In his youth, he balanced his time between playing travel hockey, attending summer camp and being an active member in his Jewish Community.  Matthew attended URJ Eisner Camp and participated in NFTY-GER events throughout high school.  From 2004 – 2008, he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University.  As a freshman in college, Matthew continued playing club hockey and was a founding member of the Jewish Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu (SAM).  This was an exciting opportunity for Jewish Students in an unlikely place.  After graduation, Matthew accepted a job to work for SAM and later (in 2010) moved to Indianapolis for work. Between 2008 and 2015, Matthew traveled the country until departing staff as Director of Chapter Services.  He was involved in recruitment, curriculum development and delivery, alumni engagement as well as fundraising.  After leaving SAM, Matthew went on to work for Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council where he oversaw activities in Indianapolis’ western suburbs.  As District Executive, Matthew grew the scouting movement, engaged and trained adult leaders and solicited family donations, which included playing a key role in the council popcorn sales.  In his spare time, Matthew is affiliated USA Hockey and the Indiana Hockey Officials Association serving as an on-ice official for all age groups and manages the business operations for the organization.

Matthew is thrilled to bring his experience and his passion to GUCI.  Professionally, Matthew has been passionate about making sure our youth have ample opportunities to be safe and successful in all their endeavors. Having spent over 15 years at overnight camp as a child, Matthew knows the value a camp experience provides.

At home, Matthew and his lovely wife Anna have two beautiful daughters, Evelyn and Maggie, and two tiny dachshunds, Jake and Oscar.

Welcome Matthew!