Matthew Walegir
Matthew Walegir
Controller and Impact Investing Specialist

Matthew Walegir serves as Controller and Impact Investing Specialist at the Surdna Foundation.  As Controller, Matthew oversees all finance, accounting, and reporting activities. In his Impact Investing Specialist role, Matthew works closely with the Director of Impact Investing on financial reporting, performance analysis, and relationship management for the foundation’s impact investments. He also collaborates with Surdna’s program staff to source program-related investments.

Matthew is a certified public account with approximately thirteen years of experience in the field.  Prior to joining Surdna, he worked in various industries in public accounting including private foundations, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and in real estate.

He is an alumnus of Hofstra University located in Hempstead, New York where he received a Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting. Matthew was born and raised in Nassau County, Long Island where he now resides with his wife Caitlin, his daughter Emilia, and son Nicholas.



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