Member of the RI Board of Directors & Past Trustee of The Rotary Foundation

Anne Matthews is one of the most remarkable leaders in Rotary today.
She has used her experience as an educator to train Rotary leaders, and
her passion for The Rotary Foundation to promote its worth and to help
develop the format for the New Foundation. We are extremely fortunate
that she will join us at the Conference as our President’s representative.


Anne Matthews joined Rotary back in 1989. Anne is a Director of Rotary International, and previously, she has served as Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, aa member of the Future Vision Committee, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and twice as Lead Seminar Trainer at the International Assembly. Anne is a much-sought-after speaker on the Rotary circuit. She has spoken and/or consulted in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and 20 countries on educational issues and/or The Rotary Foundation.

Anne served as District Governor of D-7770 (eastern South Carolina) in 1999-2000. She completed a three-year term as the District’s Foundation chair in 2006, and that year, District 7770 was ranked as num-ber one in the world in Annual Giving and number seven in total giving to the Foundation. Anne initiated the Paul Harris Society in 2005-06, Rotary’s Centennial year.

Anne served as a National Adviser for the Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund; twice as a trainer for in-coming governors at the International Assembly; has spoken and/or facilitated sessions at Rotary Interna-tional Conventions and Pre-Institutes, and served as chair of the Findings Committee for the 2010 Interna-tional Institute in Montreal. Anne is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, charter member of the Be-quest Society and the Paul Harris Society, and a Benefactor.

Anne has received The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award, and Rotary International’s highest honor, the Service Above Self award.

Anne L. Matthews is president of Matthews and Associates, an educational firm in Columbia, SC. Her doc-torate is from the University of South Carolina. She is an educator by profession, an author of business texts, and a public speaker. Outside of Rotary, Anne has served as president of several national educa-tional organizations and on numerous boards, including that of her undergraduate alma ma-ter, Coker College. She is the recipient of several honors including ones from the YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, key to Lake City, SC, Distinguished Alumni Award, Hall of Fame from Florence County School District 3, National Business Education’s Distinguished Service Award, and Leadership SC.