Executive Chairman and Owner, The Kaulig Companies
Founder & Board Chairman, The Kaulig Foundation
Matt Kaulig is the Executive Chairman of the Kaulig Companies Limited, his single-member family office, as well as the founder of Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs. Matt is a proven entrepreneur and philanthropist. He’s the founder of Leaf Home™, one of the largest direct to consumer home products companies in the United States and Canada.
Several notable recent accomplishments include being inducted into the Cleveland Business Hall of Fame in 2022, joining the Cleveland Guardians Ownership in 2022, being named the Presenting Sponsor for the Kaulig Companies Championship at Firestone Country Club beginning in 2023 through 2026, named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young; opening over 150 LeafFilter® offices; partnering with The NASCAR Foundation to deliver over 8000 Speedy Bears to children in over 50 hospitals coast-to-coast since its inception, being named an Akron Children’s Hospital Champions for Children honoree, 2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award Finalist, an annual award created to recognize the philanthropic efforts of individuals within the NASCAR industry. Hosting the 2022, 2021, 2020 & 2019 Cleveland Guardians Charities Giveathon, earning twenty wins, nine poles, 108 top-5 and 240 top-10 finishes to date, as well as earning seven consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Playoff Bids and two consecutive NXS Regular Season Championships with his NASCAR Team, Kaulig Racing™, Inc; and opening the first of its kind video production and editing studio, The Kaulig Media Lab, located in the “I Promise School.” The I Promise School was recently founded by the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. To date, Matt’s charitable giving programs have provided philanthropic support to more than two hundred 501(c)3 organizations.
It is important to Matt to support the wellbeing of children and develop partnerships with like-minded nonprofits. Matt believes the best investment we can make is in our children, as our future depends on their leadership. He states, “By investing in the well-being and health of children, we are investing in our future.”
Matt’s vision for Kaulig Giving is to continue to support local nonprofits that align with helping children and families in need. It is important for Matt to give back to the Northeast Ohio community, as the region has become home for Matt and his family since leading the Akron Zips as quarterback in his collegiate athletic days. Kaulig Giving’s partnerships with Cleveland Indians Charities, I Promise School in Akron founded by LeBron James, and highlighting local nonprofits on Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own are just a few examples of Matt’s involvement in the Northeast Ohio community.