Matt Linder is the Senior Major Gifts Officer for CLF, a role he has held since early 2021. Matt leads CLF’s major gift efforts, working collaboratively across the organization in support of the organization’s philanthropic goals. Prior to CLF, Matt worked at the New England Aquarium, where he helped lead an explosive $11 million annual fund in 2020, resulting in one of the highest yearly fundraising totals in the organization’s half century history. Prior to the New England Aquarium, Matt spent five years in New York City overseeing development efforts for World Childhood Foundation, and Active Citizen Project.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. He is a resident of York, Maine, where he lives with his partner and their cat, just close enough to hear the bell buoys.