News & Events

News + Events   >  Congratulations to Pro Golfer and Philanthropist Brandon Matthews Korn Ferry Tour Victory!

Congratulations to Pro Golfer and Philanthropist Brandon Matthews Korn Ferry Tour Victory!


On Sunday, February 13th, Pittston Area native and professional golfer Brandon Matthews won the Astara Golf Tournament in Bogota, Columbia. The victory marked Brandon’s first as part of the Korn Ferry Tour.
Brandom Matthews Image Credit:


Philanthropic Profile

Dedicated to giving back to Northeastern PA, Brandon Matthews partnered with the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2021 to establish the NEPA Invitational Fund. Along with Steve Hudacek and many dedicated volunteers, Matthews created the NEPA Invitational, a two-day Pro-Am event which brought together pro golfers from around the country with some of our region’s best amateurs. The incredibly successful event took place in October at the Country Club of Scranton, and raised $50,000, which generously benefited five local charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA, Meals on Wheels of NEPA, Inc., Outreach, and United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Through the NEPA Invitational Fund, Matthews also established the Lawler Scholarship Fund, named in honor of William Lawler. The Lawler Scholarship benefits deserving junior golfers in our area. Congrats, Matthew!


Together, we are stronger.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation offers a wide variety of charitable planning tools to help charitably-minded individuals and businesses support the causes they care about including donor-advised funds, scholarship funds, field of interest funds, non-endowed funds, charitable trusts, and charitable gift annuities. We even offer a 20% match (up to $5,000) in the first two years for newly established endowment funds! Visit for more information.