Matt Kelley

Matt Kelley is the President and CEO of The Mavin Foundation, a 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to blurring the boundaries of race and community.

In 1999, he founded MAVIN, the first magazine celebrating multiracial Americans as a freshman at Wesleyan University. Matt has donated thousands of volunteer hours to organizations serving underprivileged children who come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect. He coordinated the 3rd Pan Collegiate Conference on the Mixed Race Experience in 1999, and has taught a full-credit course entitled, "Racially mixed in the USA." He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of MultiEthnic Americans and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, a Seattle-based non-profit celebrating African-American culture. He was named one of Seattle magazine's "9 to Watch In The Next Century" and a "Local Hero" by Teen People magazine.