The Matthew Memorial Fund History

To honor Matthew’s memory, his family partnered with the Hansen Foundation to serve the recovery community in 2017.  Money raised goes directly towards client scholarships with matching funds from The Hansen Foundation to get the maximum benefit for those in need.

270,000+

Money Raised

186

Scholarships Awarded

2017

The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund and The Hansen Foundation partner and hold the first annual “Mocktails and Cocktails” event raising over $50,000.00 helping people access recovery housing and/or substance use disorder treatment.

Matthew Bee Memorial Fund also supports Angels in Motion (AIM by providing $1,000 to supply Blessing Bags to the homeless population in Atlantic City.  AIM is  a nonprofit dedicated to providing dignity, access to services, and hope to the homeless and addicted individuals.

2018

The Second Annual “Mocktails and Cocktails” at Linwood Country Club hosts upwards of 400 people and raised $70,000 to battle addiction.

The First Annual “Ladies Night Paddle” Benefiting the Matthew Bee Memorial Fund raised over $6,200

2019

The Third Annual “Mocktails and Cocktails” event raised over $100,000 and provided over 170 people with life changing treatment, sober living and resources by its third anniversary

The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund presented Angels in Motion with a check for $1,500 to help support their noble cause.

The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund donated $2,500 to Enlightened Farm’s Solid Roots Employment Program, which addresses one of the biggest issues we are facing with the addiction crisis: consistent income, so that they can develop their own roots and move with strength, confidence and skills to their next chapter in life.

The Second Annual “Ladies Night Paddle” benefitted the Matthew Bee Memorial Fund.

2020

The Hansen Foundation’s Bee Serenity Step-Down House for Women opened February 2020 with 11-bed capacity.  Named in celebration of the work the Bee family has done in Matthew’s memory,  this Step-Down House is for individuals who are ready to move from a highly structured recovery house setting to a less structured environment having accomplished 6 months clean & sober. Bee Serenity Step-Down House for Men is scheduled to open in 2021 with a 11-bed capacity.

The first Annual “Matthew Bee Memorial Fund” Fluke Tournament fundraiser, held in September, raised more than $20,000 for the Matthew Bee Memorial Fund.