Board of Directors

The MatchingFund.org

The MatchingFund.org is an incorporated Nonprofit Corporation founded by Mr. J. Stephen Dudash on February 6, 2012 and registered accordingly with the Secretary of State in The Sate of South Carolina.

This Nonprofit Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that likewise qualify as a charity under IRC § 501(c)(3) or any corresponding section of any prospective Federal tax code and/or regulations.

The Mission of The MatchingFund.org is to provide matching donations to qualified Charitable Organizations and/or Causes.  Donations can be made to The MatchingFund.org from philanthropic donors and deposited.  As donations are made to qualified Charitable Organizations, matching donations will be made by The MatchingFund.org on a pro rata basis.

Board Members:

 

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J. Stephen Dudash, Chairperson and Executive Director

Mr. Dudash is a member of the board of directors on a volunteer basis and our Chairperson.  He is currently working with Thomas and Hutton as a Lead planner and landscape architect. He is an entrepreneur and founder of ClapFor.com, The Global Bamboo Institute, American Bamboo, LLC, DesignWorks, LLC and JSD, Inc.- Landscape Architects.   He graduated from Clemson University in 1980 and Louisiana State University in 1983 earning a Masters in Landscape Architecture.  Having vast business experience and knowledge, Mr. Dudash is well suited to serve as our Chairperson.  His duties include managing the day-to-day business of the organization, attending meetings of our board of directors and voting on board decisions.  Mr. Dudash receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

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Robert A. McKenzie, Vice Chairperson and Director

Mr. McKenzie is a volunteer director and our Vice Chairperson.  He is the President of The McKenzie Group which provides his clients with management consulting services and software sales.  He has over 20 years experience in the Healthcare, Insurance and Banking industries.  The clients of The McKenzie Group include but are not limited to University Hospitals, Catholic Health Partners, Mercy Medical Center, Farm Bureau, Cotton States Insurance, Crawford and Company, Georgia Casualty and Atlantic American Insurance Company.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina where he earned his degree in Marketing.   Having vast business experience and knowledge, Mr. McKenzie is well suited to serve as our Vice Chairperson.  His duties are spelled out in our bylaws which include but are not limited to acting as the chief board officer in the absence of the Chairperson, is next in turn to serve as Chairperson and assists with managing the day-to-day business of the organization. Mr. McKenzie receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

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Marty Hutchinson, Chief Technical Officer and Director

Mr. Hutchinson is a volunteer director and our Chief Technical Officer.  He has more than 30 years of consulting experience as a contractor on U. S. Government assignments where he works as a consultant for several companies including Univac/Unisys, Martin Maretta, Pinkerton, Product Data Integration Technologies, and Modulant.  He is the Managing Member of PizzazzWeb, LLC.  Mr. Hutchinson graduated from the University of Florida.  Having vast business experience and extensive technical knowledge, Mr. Hutchinson is well suited to fulfill his duties as Chief Technical Officer.  His duties include but are not limited to maintaining our website, ensuring internal controls over cash collected thru our website and assisting the Chairperson with day-to-day operations of our organization.  Mr. Hutchinson receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

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Chip Ervin, Secretary/Treasurer and Director

Mr. Ervin is a volunteer director and our Secretary/Treasurer.  He is an entrepreneur with 25 years of business experience and the Co-Owner of GradyErvin Clothiers, a renowned business in Charleston, South Carolina.  He graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College.  Mr. Ervin also serves as Vice President of the Pattison’s Academy Charter School Board.  By virtue of which he has knowledge about issues involving funding of nonprofit organizations and extensive business acumen, Mr. Ervin is well suited to fulfill his duties as Secretary/Treasurer.  His duties are spelled out in our bylaws which include but are not limited to taking and maintaining minutes of board meetings, ensuring that necessary reports and filings to state and federal authorities are made in a timely manner and the official keeper of the organization’s official records.  Mr. Ervin receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

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Chad Vail, Director

Mr. Vail is a volunteer director.  Chad Vail is currently with the Charleston County School District working as the Mentor/Intern program director.  As a Business Intermediary with VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions of Charleston, Chad employed VR’s method of facilitating accurate valuation, effective marketing, and careful disclosure of confidential information between buyers and sellers. Chad attended the College of Charleston.   Mr. Vail receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

John Townes, Director

Mr. Townes is a volunteer director and lives in Greenville, SC.  Mr. Townes is very experienced with Community outreach, fundraising, and philanthropic efforts. Mr. Townes experience includes: 

Townes Family Foundation- Co-Founder and current trustee (part of Greenville Community Foundation), American Heart Association Board of Trustees – past member and President, Leadership Greenville Class of 1992, United Way of Greenville County: Loaned Executive Program- past member, Allocations Panel- past member and Chairman, Board of Trustees- past Member, Annual Campaign Drive- past Cabinet member and Chairman (met goal of $13,000,000), Christ Church Episcopal School – Board of Trustees (current), CCES Annual Fund- Past Chairman, Who’s Who Worldwide, Who’s Who Southeast, Sterling Who’s Who. Mr. Townes receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.

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