Matt Autterson is interested in a lot of charity events. He contributed to making a carousel event held in 2000 a record-breaking success. As the corporate chairman of the ‘The Do At The Zoo’, Autterson used his contacts to bring in several organizations and individuals to sponsor the event. This includes Title Sponsor who paid $50,000, six Premiere Sponsors who gave $15,000, seven benefactor sponsors that donated $7,500, and several corporate sponsors that contributed $3,000.
Many people attended the event
The event which featured an action, dance, among other activities, attracted 2,500 guests and managed to bring in close to $600,000. The money was used to construct a children’s carousel. The attraction, which is the only one of its kind at Rocky Mountain, features wooden replicas of endangered animal species. There were very many guests; some of the 40 restaurants that were serving meal ran out of food while the party was still going on. Although the organizers prepared food for the huge crowd that they were expecting, they still ran out. The first ‘The Do at the Zoo” which was held 11 years before that only had 135 guests.
Bruce Benson, the then chairman of the Zoos Board of Governors, and his wife were among title sponsors who sat in a reserved area where other guests could stop by to chat and for drinks and relaxation. Other important guests were the state treasurer, city parks chief, Denver county court’s presiding judge and the zoo trustee.
About Matt Autterson
Matt Autterson is a member of several boards, including the Falci Adaptive Biosystems (FAB). FAB is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with neuromotor disabilities by increasing their capacity to manage and interact with their surroundings. He is also a board member, president and CEO of CNS Bioscience, Inc., a drug company that manufactures drugs that treat neuropathic pain. The organization was founded by medical doctor Scott Falci in 2013.
Mr. Autterson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan Set University. He also attended University of Denver’s Graduate Tax Program. He finished his studies in 1982 and went on to work at New Colorado State Chartered Trust Company, subsidiary of Integrated Resources, Inc., a financial services company based in New York. Autterson also served as president at Resources Trust Company in 1986. The Resources Trust Company and other property of Integrated Resources Inc. were acquired by Sun America, Inc. which was later bought by AIG in 1998.