TITLE: Executive Director
FUNDING AREAS: Science education, public safety, and disaster relief
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PROFILE: Matt Blakely is Executive Director of the corporate foundation for Motorola Solutions, which gives to programs that include science education, public safety, and disaster relief. A lifelong Chicagoan, Blakely has nearly 20 years of experience working in philanthropy in the region, with particular expertise in corporate giving and support for education. He's also quite plugged in to the city's philanthropic and nonprofit community, serving on a number of boards and advisory committees.
His foundation bio shares:
Matt Blakely has more than 20 years of experience working with private and corporate foundations. Since 2005, Matt has coordinated the foundation and corporate giving programs of Motorola and Motorola Solutions Foundation, a company recognized by Points of Light as one of the fifty most community-minded companies in the United States. He develops philanthropic strategies and directs grants, corporate contributions and volunteer programs focused on science education, public safety training, and disaster response. Motorola Solutions Foundation and Motorola Solutions employees make contributions totaling more than 70,000 volunteer hours and $12 million in over 35 countries annually.
Before joining the Motorola Solutions, Matt was Senior Program Officer in the Communities Program at the McCormick Tribune Foundation where he helped guide the philanthropic giving of 11 different companies across the United States. He currently serves on the board of the Chicago History Museum including the museum's OUT committee and the National Police Foundations Network. He is also active in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Funders Network, and serves on the CASE committee of the Museum of Science and Industry. Matt also serves on the LGBTA advisory committee of Motorola Solutions.