Matt Wolfert began his duties as President of the IHSAA Foundation in September 2017. In his role as chief administrator, Wolfert oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation including the development and fundraising efforts to support its programs and the distribution of scholarships and grants.
Wolfert joined the Association following a one-year stint as Director of Major Gifts at Cathedral High School where he was a member of an Advancement team which raises over $4 million annually for the state's largest Catholic high school. Prior to Cathedral, Wolfert had served as Director of Corporate Relationships for the NCAA from 2012 to 2016 and at Ball State University as Associate Director of Athletics – External Affairs from 2004 to 2012.
While at the NCAA, Wolfert directed and coordinated all aspects of the NCAA Corporate Champion and Partner program, managed the day-to-day relationship with Turner Sports/CBS Sports for multi-media rights, and handled the sales relationship with ESPN and the Golf Channel on NBC.
At Ball State University, he directed supervision in the areas of Budgeting & Forecasting / Athletic Business Services, Corporate Sponsorships & Sales, and Ticket Sales/Operations and Community Outreach among many others. He also assisted in the Cardinal Commitment Campaign as well as gifts to fund the Briner Sports Complex and the Scheumann Stadium renovation project.
Wolfert is an Indiana University graduate earning a B.S. degree in Sport Marketing and Management in 1989. He earned an M.S. degree in Sports Administration and Facility Management a year later from Ohio University. Interestingly, his daughter Emily played on Yorktown’s 2011 volleyball state championship team, was Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and named the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award recipient following that year’s final match.
The IHSAA Foundation was created and formed by the Executive Committee in June 2015 to operate exclusively for the charitable benefits of IHSAA member schools and their student-athletes. The IHSAA Foundation's work ensures that IHSAA member schools receive the support they need to help their students excel in athletics, the classroom, and their lives.
Wolfert and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Fishers and have adult daughters, Emily, Katie and Annie.