501 (c) 3 Foundation Supporting Catastrophically Injured Student-Athletes

Board of Directors & Officers



Matthew B. Galland, Founder & Honorary Chairman


Matt founded Rush For A Cause when he was a junior in high school.  He turned his empathy into action when he learned of a local high school football player who was tragically injured in the fall of 2009 and, as a result of the accident a quadriplegic.  Matt’s vision is to have athletes come together for the benefit of their fellow athlete who’s lives have changed forever doing what they love….playing athletics.

The concept is ATHLETES HELPING ATHLETES.  Together, they remind the injured athlete that they have not been forgotten.

Matt is furthering his education and continuing to serve others at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

His hope is that athletes embrace Rush For A Cause and give back.  Rush For A Cause may be a new level of philanthropy by young adults instilling Leadership, Character, and Service Before Self.  True role models, not unlike the individuals that they’re helping who are inspiring to us all.




Debbie Galland, President


Debbie serves as President and oversees the daily operations of Rush.  She is committed to manifesting Matt’s vision and helping others.

She finds her work to be very fulfilling and experiences an overwhelming sense of admiration for the young athletes and their families with whom she becomes acquainted.

She is saddened with every catastrophic injury but is inspired by their demonstration of hope, determination, faith and love.

Debbie is committed to raising greater awareness of Rush For A Cause and securing the needed donations to help Make A Difference.






Michael Galland

Stephen Galland

Glen Danahey


Glen E. Danahey, CIMA®, AIF®, ChFC, CLU, Director Senior Vice President-PNC NonProfit Services Portfolio Manager

Glen is a Portfolio Manager for PNC’s NonProfit Services group & works exclusively with nonprofit clients. He manages approximately $400,000,000 in assets for nonprofit organizations, consisting of Endowment, Foundation and Planned Giving assets.

He has more than 25 years in the financial services industry, specializing in institutional investment management for nonprofits, corporate retirement plans and affluent individuals.

Bruce Noggle, Secretary

Dennis J Bodziony, Treasurer – Married (Judy) 5 children, 12 grandchildren

Education:  University of Notre Dame 1960 / Benedictine HS 1956 Certified Public Accountant 1964 – currently inactive status US Army – 1960-1962   Captain in Reserves Ernst & Young LLP (Partner 1975) from 1962 to 1992 Tempo Products Company (President 1992 to 1998) Plastic Kote Company (Treasurer 1992 to 1998 parent co. of Tempo) Retired in 1998

Other Affiliations: Catholic Community Foundation – Treasurer and Board of Trustee member / Chair of the Audit Committee Urban Community School – Member of Board of Trustee’s /  Chair of the Audit committee Brentwood Foundation – Investment and Finance committee member Catholic Charities Health & Human Services – Finance committee member Forge Industries Inc. – Member of Board of Directors / Chair of Audit committee

Michael Cleary, Emeritus