About Matthew Five Sixteen

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Richard Felton

Richard W. Felton, the founder and president of Matthew Five Sixteen, has worked with non-profit organizations and churches for over 30 years. He has helped organizations ranging from World Vision to UCLA to Best Friends Animal Society grow their donor files and maximize giving from those donors.He works with educational foundations to help them identify and fulfill their mission while strengthening their leadership. Richard has also worked with a variety of churches, large and small, throughout California in the areas of stewardship, major gift solicitations, capital campaigns and Board development.

Prior to founding Matthew Five Sixteen, Richard led client services for Russ Reid, the largest advertising agency in the country working exclusively with non-profit organizations. He then led fund raising for the Buck Institute on Aging in Marin County, California. Richard became Vice President for Advancement at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkley, California. There he managed the seminary's largest capital campaign in its history. He helped secure over $16 million in gifts and pledges. He personally secured multiple pledges of $1.5 million. Richard is an accomplished retreat leader/facilitator and speaker on non-profit management, marketing/fund raising and living generously.

For further information, contact Richard at rfelton@matthew-516.com.

Shining Lights

Matthew Five Sixteen is honored to have a team of leaders in non-profit management, development, and communications to serve the needs of the organizations with whom we work. They bring wisdom and experience in areas of board development, donor cultivation and relationship building, capital campaigns, gift planning, graphic design,  major donor solicitation, social media and virtually every area of fundraising and non-profit management.

Cathy Clement

Cathy retired as the chief development officer at Five Acres where she had been responsible for the agency’s private fund raising and public relations from 1988 to 2012.  She received the agency’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 for her leadership and for raising more than $40 million over her career.  Previously she was an associate director of development at Fuller Theological Seminary. 

Cathy received her B.A. from Pepperdine College and her M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary.  She is a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving, past president of the Pepperdine Alumni Association and served twice on the vestry of All Saints Church in Pasadena.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the Sophie Miller Foundation of the Episcopal Home Communities and is the Interim Director of Stewardship at All Saints Church, Pasadena.

Nick Cuccia

Nick is a graphic designer, editor and software trainer living in Los Angeles. He has more than 30 years of experience at five major newspapers, including 20 years as a page designer at The Los Angeles Times. Nick has designed, written and edited a variety of print and web projects for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, St. John’s Cathedral (Los Angeles), and many other churches in southern California. He also works as a software trainer in the newspaper industry and co-teaches a publications design and technology course at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Monica Bosserman Lopez

For twelve years, Monica was the Director of Marketing and Communications for The Planetary Society, a non-profit membership education and advocacy organization led by Bill Nye, the Science Guy.  In this position, Monica was responsible for leading all of the electronic marketing, web re-design, and social media fund raising.

Prior to joining The Planetary Society, Monica was a leading entrepreneur helping companies and organizations develop their web and social media presence.  She has taught e-commerce for businesses at UCLA Extension.  She earned her BA in Television and Film Production from Cal State University, Northridge.

Richard Schaper

Richard has been engaged in gift planning for two decades, both as a consultant and as gift planning officer for the Episcopal Diocese of California. As both an Episcopal priest and a Certified Financial Planner, Richard seeks to assist people in integrating their finances with their deepest values.  After study of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, Richard completed his graduate studies in financial planning and the management of nonprofit organizations at Golden Gate University and the University of San Francisco. He graduated magna laude from Colgate University with a major in Philosophy and Religion and earned a Master of Theology degree from The Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

A former Rhodes Scholar, Benedictine monk, hospital chaplain and parish pastor, Richard brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to assisting individuals with their financial and charitable concerns.  He is a past chair of the Financial Planning Association-- San Francisco and co-chaired the San Francisco “Leave A Legacy” program of the Planned Giving Councils of Northern California and Silicon Valley.