How to Use Your Passion to Help Others and Make an Impact – Ep.112 with Matthew Reeds

How to Use Your Passion to Help Others and Make an Impact – Ep.112 with Matthew Reeds

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Do you ever wonder how you can help others? 

Today we have a special treat: a Morgan State University connection! Dr. Geneva speaks to fellow alumnus Matthew Reeds, millennial philanthropist and founder of the Reeds Fund, about how to turn your enthusiasm into ways to help others.

The Reeds Fund is a Baltimore-based not-for-profit that educates, advocates, and liberates families impacted by autism and sarcoidosis. 

After experiencing inadequacies within Baltimore, Maryland’s healthcare system first-hand, Reeds took action. He aims to destigmatize those who struggle with these issues, inform others who may be unaware of them, and fight against the socio-economic barriers that prevent many from receiving care.

Reeds is also a proud alumnus of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He is a strong and youthful force in Baltimore in philanthropy, business, and community service. 

Matthew Reeds’ inspiring story will motivate you all to take action and use life’s circumstances to make a difference in the lives of others.


  • Turning personal passions into life-long ventures.
  • An in-depth look at the challenges autistic individuals may face. 


  • If challenges aren’t arising, then you aren’t pushing yourself; you’re being comfortable.” – Matthew Reeds, 13:45
  • “When you’re building something, sometimes it’s very hard for people to see the vision until it manifests.” – Matthew Reeds, 15:10
  • “In leadership, it’s critical to live in the present, but also think three steps ahead.” – Matthew Reeds, 31:33


Check out this episode!

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