by Mark Rosén, VP of Development & External Relations
| Sep 14, 2017
When you meet Matthew Polzin, you immediately learn that he is passionately involved in investing in his community. He creates and runs successful community fundraising events, supports a variety of nonprofits, and when the cause is one he truly believes in, not only writes a check, but also rolls up his sleeves to help get the job done. As Manager of Amazon's Global Merchant Tax Services Team, Matthew travels frequently, manages a large team, and is constantly on the go. Yet, somehow, he manages to be involved in a number of causes and to spend a lot of time with his younger brothers and sister, mentoring and exposing them to the richness of our region’s culture.
When Matthew attended his first GSBA Scholars Dinner in 2016, his passion was once again ignited to support our future LGBTQ leaders. He’s become a true ambassador for the GSBA Scholarship Fund and is on a mission to bring more friends to events so that they too can join in support. Matthew is especially motivated to bring in as many allied supporters as possible, because he realizes that the Scholarship Fund mission is important to everyone. He’s planning on hosting multiple tables with new allies at the next GSBA Scholarship Dinner and has recently joined the Emerald Jewel club which honors our most generous donors. When Matthew attended the annual Jewels of GSBA Luncheon in June, he heard from another donor how they planned on leaving a legacy gift in their will for the Scholarship Fund. He emailed the next day, and told us that he was adding the Scholarship Fund to his estate plan. Make no doubt about it, this man is on fire and the GSBA Scholarship Fund has a wonderful new champion.
Thank you, Matthew!