Matthew Brown joined Schultz & Williams, Washington, D.C., in 2008. He came to the firm with more than 20 years of communications, fundraising and strategic planning experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors.
During Matt’s tenure at S&W, he has served a diverse client base including work in the arts and culture, membership association, conservation, zoo and aquarium, museum, and education sectors. Among clients for which he has provided development and planning consulting services, are: American Museum of Peace, The American Institute of Architects, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, American Shakespeare Center, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, Howard County Arts Council, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, Saint Francis University, Chimp Haven, Rock Creek Conservancy.
Prior to joining Schultz & Williams, Matt was chief development officer for American Alliance of Museums (AAM). There, he created and directed the Alliance’s first development department, for which he managed annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and sponsorship sales. Matt also spent eight years as director of external affairs at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) and worked for nearly ten years in the advertising business, managing TV, radio, print and new media advertising.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Boston College and studied physical anthropology at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. He sits on the Boards of Maryland Art Place and Recovery Africa and is also a member of the D.C. Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Matt has also co-produced award-winning public television documentaries with Maryland Public Television, New Jersey Network and Great Museums Television.