Matthew R. Cloud Appointed Director of Development
Mr. Cloud brings more than nine years of knowledge and experience to Casady School.
Casady School is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew R. Cloud to the role of Development Director. Mr. Cloud brings more than nine years of knowledge and experience to Casady School, including most recently as the Development Director of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, where he and his team were responsible for generating significant philanthropic support. ‘
Additionally, Mr. Cloud spent several years at a local private school developing and creating an advancement initiative aimed at building a new culture of sustainable philanthropy for the school. He did so by leading in the school’s efforts to establish Master Teacher Endowment Funding as well as other long term giving programs; programs that would benefit the school and its mission in perpetuity.
In addition to his career experience, Mr. Cloud, a Certified Fund Raising Executive C.F.R.E., holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Oklahoma as well as his Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
“Members of my administrative team, members of the board of trustees, and I participated in a three-month search process with a search firm that yielded a pool of great candidates, who were all excited about our opportunity,” said Nathan L. Sheldon, Head of Casady School. “We are excited Matt has agreed to join Casady, and I look forward to the combined passion for education and philanthropy Matt brings to the School.”
In addition to spending time with family, Cloud is involved with the Rotary Club in Edmond, is a member of the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health Board of Advocates, has served as a Staff Senate Chair, as well as Chair of the University of Oklahoma Athletics Council.
“The Development Director position offers an exciting opportunity for me to leverage my passion for education, and the mission of Casady School is such a powerful and strong testament to what truly great education embodies,” Mr. Cloud said. “I look forward to getting to hear stories of alumni who have gone on to become all they ever dreamed of and how Casady laid the foundation for their success. I am truly honored to be part of a program with a rich legacy, history, and reputation for outstanding programs, and now I get to do my part to help grow the long-term sustainability so that future Cyclones will get the same rich experiences as our students do today.”