Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia is proud to have Matthew Zachary on our Board of Directors. Read below to learn more about our dedicated board member:
Matthew Zachary was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He received a degree in Finance from East Carolina University in 2013 and now lives at the Oceanfront with his wife, Virginia. Matthew has been a realtor at Rose & Womble Realty for 9 years and has been awarded the Circle of Excellence Award multiple years in a row by the Hampton Roads Realtors Association. He is a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church and is on the New Member Committee at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club.
Mr. Zachary was first introduced to the Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA) by family friend and board member, Dr. George Sabol. After learning more about the organization, he made the decision to join the board because of Catholic Charities’ low administrative rate.
“I really liked the percentage of donations that go directly to the cause. It always seemed like the number one goal is to do the right thing; it’s not necessarily about how much money we can get, but how much money can we get to go directly to the cause. I was more intrigued to be a board member here because when I do contribute, it is more needed, and it goes further than when I give to other committees or organizations.”
Matthew has been on the CCEVA board for 4 years and says that his most meaningful experience is serving on the Marketing and Development Committee.
“It’s a good way to give back. As a realtor, I can contribute what people actually like to see and do. I go to a lot of events that are about selling yourself and I feel like Catholic Charities does that well and I can be utilized well in that division.”
What CCEVA Program is the Most Special to You?
Mr. Zachary’s favorite CCEVA program is children’s mental health counseling, not only because it is the focus of the Catholic Cup Golf Tournament that he is involved in every year, but also because “children are our future, and we have to reach them as young as we can.”
Where do you see CCEVA in 5-10 Years?
In the next 5-10 years, Matthew envisions Catholic Charities with a larger board presence, with more members who have local influence and more young members who can grow with the board and the organization.
The One Thing You Want Everyone to Know About CCEVA:
“They put the cause first, over everything else. Also, all voices are heard when you are part of the general board or a committee. That is something that is intangible versus other organizations. People contribute a lot more behind the scenes and it is not just about showing up to meetings.”