We welcome new Board Chairman Matthew Hook in April

The Villages staff is excited to welcome Matthew (Matt) Hook as our incoming Board Chairman this April. Matt, now retired, is a former Senior Partner at Centerfield Capital Partners. He has served for the past three years as a board member on The Villages Board of Directors and volunteered on several committees, including the planning committee for our annual Golf Classic. Serving an organization committed to improving the lives of children and families was important to Matt in his decision to become involved with The Villages. “When introduced to The Villages, I felt it was an amazing opportunity to get involved in an organization that is not only helping children whose lives have been turned upside down but an organization that is helping families and children who are at risk,” says Matt.

Here’s more information about Matt:

What led to your decision to become involved with The Villages?  Being a father of four has made me realize not only how amazing but also how vulnerable children are.   I was fortunate to have two wonderful parents and know how impactful they have been in my life. I wanted to try to give back in some way.

What has been your most rewarding experience serving at The Villages?  Hearing stories about adults whose lives have been changed by someone who cared for them when their biological parents couldn’t.

As an advocate for vulnerable children in Indiana, what is one thing you would like people to know about children in foster care?  There are way too many children in our state whose lives have been turned upside down through no fault of their own and one loving adult in a child’s life will not only enrich the child’s, but also that of the foster or adopting parent.

We are so grateful for all our volunteers and board members, like Matt, who give so much to the deserving children and families of The Villages. If you are interested in getting involved with The Villages, click here.

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