Board Spotlight: Vann Matthews

Vann Matthews joined the foundation’s Board of Directors in 2015 and is currently serving his second three-year term on the Board of Directors. Vann is a lifelong resident of Gastonia and a graduate of Gaston Day School and Lees McRae College. He spent nearly 30 years working for Belk Department stores, retiring in 2014. Vann has two daughters with his wife Alice; Sloan Walthall and Mary Houston Coker.

Vann has always been an active community member, serving not only on the foundation board but as deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church. He also served on the board of the Heart Society of Gaston County, the Greater Gaston Boys and Girls Club and the David Belk Cannon Foundation. Most recently, Vann Mathews competed in the Dancing for the Future Stars event put on by the Boys and Girls Club. This event enlists community members to raise funds and train alongside a professional dancer to compete in a dancing competition. This year Vann Matthews was named the Grand Champion, winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.

He is a man of strong heart and dedication to his community and we feel so grateful to have him on the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 123 Gastonia, NC 28053

Street Address:
1201 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054




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