Matt Reffett, our Board President, loves running long distances but stayed in his hometown of Evansville. He graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a BS in Accounting and his MBA. He is the Vice President, Business Development at United Leasing & Finance. Though he wanted to be a paleontologist as a child, he chose working with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help shape “the youth of our community through mentoring.” He not only helps Big Brothers Big Sisters, but sets an example for his own children with his determined and resilient personality. When asked what made him smile recently, Matt responded, “My kids being kind to one another.” He hopes to see this kindness spread to other children. His dedication to the program speaks for itself.
He’s also dedicated to running. He began running ultramarathons in the last seven years. He recently completed the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. Beginning in Wrightwood, California, the race stretched through the San Gabriel mountains to Pasadena, California. The novel Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr. with its focus on the “most unprofound and sometimes heart-rending process” of running touched him deeply. Matt Reffett’s dedication to all of his hobbies and jobs reflects the main character of his favorite film Rushmore. In the film, Max runs every club in his private school. With Matt’s caring and determined personality, he’s a welcome asset to our Big Brothers Big Sisters team.
Our Board of Directors are some of the largest advocates and supporters of our organization. We are grateful for an engaged Board of Directors who are committed to our vision for all children to achieve success in life.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Big, visit mentoringkids.org/volunteer.