Dan Mathews '90 thanks Lynn with diverse contributions

March 2020

Dan Mathews '90 makes an impact on the lives of many. During the day, he's a well-respected lawyer and municipal judge near Syracuse, New York. In the evening and on weekends, he’s the owner of a lucrative microbrewery, which he built in 2012.


Mathews attributes his expanding success and responsibilities to the bachelor's degree in business and administration he earned from the College of Boca Raton (Lynn University's previous moniker). "My professors prepared me for business ownership," Mathews said. "I learned how to manage a business and people."

Mathews is one of Lynn’s biggest cheerleaders. He regularly attends Lynn's annual Alumni Weekend and stays in touch with classmates and professors.

That connection is the reason why he supports the university. "I feel a sense of community with Lynn," Mathews said. "It's important for me to give back to the place that helped me get started."

It's important for me to give back to the place that helped me get started.
Dan Mathews

Mathews' support includes contributions to capital gifts, immediate needs, athletics and much more. His generosity helps fund campus enhancements like the Christine E. Lynn University Center—a favorite hangout and study spot for students like Mathews' son Cole, class of 2023, who is now earning his own business degree.

With the intent to thank the university and "give back big," Mathews recently named Lynn on his life insurance policy. Establishing the benefit was something "important for me to do as an alumnus," he said.

"Dan has made diverse contributions to Lynn," said Senior Vice President for Development and Administration Gregory J. Malfitano '73, '75. "His latest gift is an impactful and distinct way to make a difference."

For Mathews, the life insurance benefit is a way to recognize Lynn for the role it played in his success. He suggested, "Give back however you can to support your alma mater and its future students."

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