Vice President, Administration
Matthew J. Oldani (he/him) oversees internal operations of Deaconess Foundation including the Deaconess Center.

Matt oversees people and culture, information technology, facilities, accounting, and investments including managing the outsourced consultants in those areas. He also directs the Foundation’s mission-related and community development investments.  During his ten years at Deaconess, Matt guided a year-long program that celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the Deaconess Mission, led the team that developed the award-winning Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, and stewarded the Foundation’s investments so that 36% of the Foundation’s assets are now managed by women or members of the world’s global majority.

A native St. Louisan, Matt has worked in nonprofit management for more than 30 years, the last 17 of those years in philanthropy. He is a former Board Chair of the Gateway Center for Giving, a regional association of grantmakers, serves on the local advisory committee of IFF, and is the Treasurer of the David Dorfman Dance Company. He participated in FOCUS St. Louis' Leadership St. Louis program from 2015-2016.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in American Studies from Saint Louis University.  He also received a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Washington University in St. Louis and is an Advanced Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP). Matt, his wife, and his son reside in St. Louis County.