Matt Gfeller Education Fund

Matthew Alan Gfeller was a passionate young man from an early age. He was a natural leader who was comfortable on stage singing or giving a speech, rallying his friends for a great adventure, planning the next vacation with his brother and sister, or leading his football team onto the field.

On August 22, 2008, Matthew suffered a severe helmet-to-helmet collision during his first varsity football game, causing a fatal traumatic brain injury. Matthew never regained consciousness and died two days later on Sunday, August 24, 2008.

Matthew’s spirit lives on and he will be remembered for living his life with great courage and passion, unparalleled in his dedication to faith, family, friends, food and football. On and off the football field, Matthew was frequently heard saying “I won’t let you down.” By honoring Matthew’s memory, we hope we are keeping his promise.

Learn more about Matt and his family’s work.