Moffitt Cancer Center Hires Matt Kupec as Chief Philanthropy Officer

December 08, 2016

TAMPA, Fla.Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the hire of Matt Kupec as its Executive Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer. 

A veteran fundraiser, Kupec will establish and execute the strategic vision for the role of philanthropy at Moffitt, working closely with executive leadership to identify and define the institution's fundraising priorities. 

“Matt brings with him incredible talent and passion that will challenge our institution to reach new heights for advancement and fundraising,” said Dr. Alan List, president & CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “We are pleased to welcome Matt to our Moffitt family and have him lead the charge with our philanthropic efforts,” he added. 

Kupec joins the Moffitt team with extensive experience in advancement and philanthropy, most recently as the Vice President of Development and Marketing for HelpMeSee, an international not-for-profit corporation with a global mandate to eliminate cataract blindness. Prior to that role, Kupec was the Founder and CEO for Text2Give, Inc., a company that uses mobile technology to help charities raise funds. 

Kupec spent 20 years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he successfully directed the $2.38 billion Carolina First Campaign. At the time of completion, it was the fifth most successful university campaign in U.S. history. UNC raised $5 billion under his 20 years of leadership. Kupec resigned from UNC in 2012 and reimbursed the university when questions arose about discrepancies with travel expenses.  

“I am excited to be joining such a dynamic team at Moffitt,” said Kupec.  “There is great potential to make a significant impact in raising funds for the cancer center and I am thankful that Moffitt has given me this opportunity to lead their fundraising efforts.” 

Kupec received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kupec’s first day at the Cancer Center will be Dec. 19. 

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2.5 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,200 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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