Our Mission

Mattingly Charities provides support to organizations who administer athletic, social development, and educational programs for underserved youth in the Evansville, IN community.


Who We Are

About Us

Mattingly Charities is a nonprofit organization and was founded in 2007 in North Haven, CT.  The original mission of the charity was to provide funding for baseball/softball equipment and other youth development services for the benefit of underprivileged youth.

Mattingly Charities moved its headquarters in 2015 to Evansville, IN, Don and Lori Mattingly's hometown, based on their desire to help underserved children in the Evansville area.

In recent years, Mattingly Charities has expanded their focus from solely athletic programs to also include support for educational and social development programs. 

We partner with a number of Evansville organizations whose mission aligns with ours, to fund programs/projects which provide youth athletics, education, and social development in underserved areas of the Evansville community.  100% of the efforts of Mattingly Charities is focused on these activities.


Lori and I both realize our foundation came from our childhood experiences in Evansville, the place we are proud to call our home. Our goal is to continue to establish and support programs for children where there is an unmet need. Continuing to grow the outreach of Mattingly Charities will require a strong commitment on our part along with the collaboration of the many organizations from the Evansville community. None of this could happen without the support of our many friends and family. --Don Mattingly

Donnie Baseball

About Don Mattingly

Photo courtesy of the Miami Marlins

Photo courtesy of the Miami Marlins


Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, Don Mattingly played his entire 14-year Major League career from 1982-95 with the New York Yankees.  Currently, Don is the manager of the Miami Marlins.

Career Highlights

  • 2016 - Present: Miami Marlins Manager
  • 2011-2015: Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
  • 2008- 2010: Los Angeles Dodgers Hitting Coach
  • 2007: New York Yankees Bench Coach
  • 2004-2006: New York Yankees Hitting Coach
  • 1997 New York Yankees Retired #23
  • 6x All-Star
  • 9X Gold Glove Award Winner
  • 3X Silver Slugger Award Winner
  • 1985 AL MVP
  • 1984 AL Batting Champ

Advisory Board

Larry Bitter

Tomelle Greenfield
Board Member

Robbie Kent
Board Member

Jim King
Board Member

Don Mattingly
Charity Founder

Lori Mattingly
Charity Founder

Sara Miller
Board Member

Pete Paradossi
Board President

Connie Romain
 Board Member

Ron Romain
Board Member

Becky Sandgren
Mattingly Charities Executive Director

Ray Schulte
Board Member

Ryan Schulz
Board Member

Mike Small
Board Member



Becky Sandgren
Executive Director

Ryan Gray
Social Media Director

Thank you
to our generous supporters

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