Who We Are

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MATTER is a nonprofit on a mission to expand access to health,
next door and around the world.

3 Year Strategic Goals

2016 – 2018

Expand Access to Health for 10 Million People

Provide Restorative Medical Aid for 6 Million People
Provide Healthy Food for 4 Million People
Engage 100 Companies That Matter
Raise $5 Million in Fundraising Contributions

How We Were Called to MATTER

“What do you have in your own two hands?”  This foundational question is the soil from which we have grown to become MATTER.

In 2000, Minnesota business owners Dennis and Megan Doyle started Hope for the City because they saw corporate surplus as an opportunity, not a problem. After seeing material resources that still had value going to waste, they decided to take action. It became their calling to get life-saving resources into the hands of people that could benefit, specifically people living in scarcity.

Eighteen years later, we have evolved to be called MATTER. It’s a name that stands for what we distribute, but it’s also a call to action to create the world where we all matter. As an organization, we focus on leveraging two of Minnesota’s biggest resources: incredible healthcare and bountiful agriculture.

Since 2000, we have distributed over $608 million in resources around the globe. We’ve come to understand that while a number of goods donated is great, the number of lives impacted is something far greater. Join us in creating a world where we all matter.

Meet Our Staff

We’re a small team of passionate entrepreneurs with big goals to disrupt the health space and create real change.
Quenton Marty

Quenton Marty


Jeremy Newhouse

Senior Vice President of Operations

Victor Salamone

Vice President of Business Operations

Rebecca Newhouse

Director of Development

Joe Newhouse

Vice President of Strategy & Innovation

Tyler Van Eps

Vice President of Corporate Relations

Angie Dammeier

Director of Human Resources & Executive Projects

Joel Anderson

Director of Procurement

Karen Manikowski

Program Development Director

Chris Newhouse

Agriculture Program Director

Jaime Figueroa

Warehouse Manager

Katie Olson

Event Manager

Roberto Munoz


Alex Bondarenko

Hospital Program Specialist

Mike Muelken

Hospital Program Consultant

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Sue Anderson

Communications Associate

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Luis Riera

Warehouse Associate

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Brian Numainville

Communications & Organizational Insights

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Jen Ware

Development Representative

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Natalie Hager

Development Representative

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Edgar Ohito

International Program Coordinator

Our Founders

Dennis Doyle

Dennis Doyle


Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle


Our Board

MATTER Board Chair
Former Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer

Target Corp.

MATTER Board Treasurer

Former EVP, CFO of Retail Banking

TCF National Bank

MATTER Board Secretary

Attorney at Law

Executive Chairman
Vice President – Construction
Wildamere Capital Management, LLC
Briggs & Morgan
Director, Community Benefit & Engagement
Allina Health
Vice President of Marketing

Accounting and Reporting Manager
Educational Credit Management Corporation

Managing Member/Partner
Waypoint Capital Advisors

Director of Women’s Initiatives, Strategic Development and Cheerleading
Minnesota Vikings

Deephaven Data Labs

Managing Partner
Ackmann & Dickenson
Director, Commercial Banking Team Leader
BMO Harris Bank
Vibrant Health Family Clinics

Chief Operating Officer – Wholesale Banking

TCF Bank

Financial Responsibility

MATTER is built upon a foundation of sound financial stewardship. We believe that to whom much is given, much is required. We apply this belief to every donation, large or small, and use it to create the highest level of financial accountability and transparency.

More than $608 million in resources distributed

$1 donated equals $25 in material aid

93 cents of every dollar donated goes to programs

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Supporting Partners

We are deeply grateful to our supporters for their generosity. A big thanks to the following companies and individuals who have helped make our work possible.

Click here to view all of our Supporting Partners

Make a difference. Become a Supporting Partner today.

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