The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s National Board of Trustees recently appointed Partner Matthew J. Devoti to its National Leadership Council. In March 2018, Matt was recognized for his outstanding personal contributions to the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the national foundation’s Volunteer Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. This annual leadership conference brings together volunteers from across the country to share ideas, discuss fundraising initiatives, and learn about the progress being made in treating cystic fibrosis.
Devoti’s Commitment to the Gateway Chapter
With family members afflicted with cystic fibrosis, Matt has long-held a personal interest in helping the Gateway chapter. He began by volunteering to ‘co-host’ the Foundation’s annual Wine Opener fundraiser. His success quickly led to an invitation to join the board of directors in 2013. While serving as a board member, he continued to ‘co-host’ the Wine Opener, which raised close to $75,000 annually for the Foundation. In 2017, Matt took the reigns as Foundation president and again continued his commitment to ‘co-host’ the annual wine tasting fundraiser. With Matt’s leadership, an amazing foundation staff and an army of dedicated volunteers, the 2017 Wine Opener shattered its goal by raising over $100,000.
For several years, Matt and the firm have also supported the Gateway Chapter by sponsoring a table at the Foundation’s annual ‘Reach For a Star’ gala – which raises over $400,000 annually. All money raised goes to support the Foundation’s mission to help people living with cystic fibrosis live longer, more productive lives.
About Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. More than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of a defective CF gene. The mission of the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
About Casey & Devoti
Casey & Devoti is a St. Louis-based personal injury law firm. Together Partners Matt Casey and Matt Devoti have nearly 40 years of trial experience. They handle a variety of personal injury matters, including: car, truck and train accidents, victims of impaired and distracted driving, medical malpractice and birth injuries, product liability, slips/trips/falls, elder care and sexual abuse, Workers’ Compensation, and wrongful death. Matt and Matt proudly serve clients throughout metropolitan St. Louis, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligence of another, call the office today for a free, no-obligation consultation: (314) 421-0763.