MiraCosta College Foundation Board of Directors member Matt Adams is a Lead Advisor for the wealth management company Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors. A Certified Financial Planner, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Matt helps individuals and families accomplish their financial, philanthropic, tax, and estate planning goals. Prior to joining Dowling & Yahnke, Matt spent 15 years in the financial services industry in various capacities. He started his career with the global accounting firm Deloitte and more recently served as a wealth manager for a San Diego-based advisory firm.
Given his extensive background in both wealth management and accounting, Matt brings a unique eye to his foundation board service at MiraCosta. He plays an active role on the Finance Committee and Audit Committee for the foundation, and works with his board peers to ensure the long-term investment and fiduciary goals of the organization are met.
As a San Diego native and a longtime philanthropist in the community, Matt recognizes the impact that MiraCosta has in the region, especially at the individual level. Matt and his wife believe deeply in charitable work that prioritizes the potential of every person, which is why they are so passionate about the programs at MiraCosta that identify and address the needs of each student.
Never wanting to take for granted the educational opportunities he was afforded, Matt understands that he can pay it forward using his professional expertise and volunteerism. Even though he’s always active with four children and a busy career, Matt is constantly looking for new ways to help MiraCosta students. In keeping with his commitment to the individual needs of each person, Matt is working alongside other MiraCosta leaders to bring more financial literacy training and services to the student body.
In addition to volunteering on the MiraCosta College Foundation Board of Directors, Matt has also given his time and expertise to other local boards and committees, including the Nature Collective (formerly the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy), the AVID Center, and the Community Resource Center.