Honoring C. Richard Mattingly

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C. Richard Mattingly
Rich Mattingly first became familiar with cystic fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) in 1977 while working in the Governor’s office in his home state of Kentucky. It was there where he met a family affected by the disease. In 1978, he officially joined the Foundation in its Kentucky Chapter and dedicated the following 37 years as a professional leader within the organization.
Mattingly’s unparalleled achievements were widely recognized as he rapidly advanced. He was named Executive Vice President in 1989 and in 1993, was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as to Secretary of the Board of the CF Foundation and its subsidiaries, Cystic Fibrosis Services, Inc. and Cystic Foundation Therapeutics Inc.
Mattingly has been credited with milestone achievements for the CFF through his innovative fundraising strategies, market development philosophy, and state-of-the-art non-profit management structure. The CF Foundation has long been respected for the spectrum and diversity of its revenue resources, as well as its sound growth patterns. Equally as impressive is the fact that costs associated with management and fundraising were consistently among the lowest in the industry, under his leadership. Without question, Mattingly is most proud of the significant scientific advances developed during his career. The CFF is widely regarded as the most innovative non-profit of the modern era and the creators of “venture philanthropy” which led to the development of life-saving therapies.
In 2015 Mattingly retired from the CF Foundation to establish The Luv u Project, Inc. a 501(c) (3) public charity with the mission of turning an unacceptable tragedy into a quantifiable agenda and responsible actions that advance the understanding of, and treatments for, mental health issues. As Founder and President, he serves in a total volunteer capacity.  Among its many achievements, The Luv u Project has established the most prestigious journalism award in the mental health field in America and forged a focused and respected commitment to workplace mental health, which includes an alliance with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), and development of the first of its kind Center for Mental Health in the Workplace.
In 2017, Mattingly established CRM Advisors, LLC, as its Principal and President--a boutique advisory and consulting service, specializing in the non-profit sector. He remains active in efforts to promote volunteerism and health issues on a national basis.
Mattingly is a member of the Board of Directors of Renovion, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a mission to transform the treatment of chronic inflammatory lung diseases.
He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his B.A. degree in 1978. Mattingly currently serves on the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, and Campaign Executive Committee for the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation.