Sadie Keller is 10 years old. She is also a fifth grader and a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7 Sadie decided she would not be a victim. Now that little bit of information brings us around to Gulf Coast Western and its CEO Matthew Fleeger. It is no secret that Gulf Coast Western cares about its customers. And again, it is no secret that Matthew Fleeger is known to have very deep pockets when it comes to causes for children. Well let’s combine all those factors and see where that takes us.
The Sadie Keller Foundation started as a dream in a little girl’s heart and because of gifts and grants from Matthew Fleeger CEO of Gulf Coast Western and other major players in the world of Pediatric Cancer Research it became reality.
Fleeger’s Family Kitchen is another one of Matthew Fleeger’s benevolent projects. This kitchen is not actually on where you or I could go to eat but more on like you might see in a research kitchen. One where learning takes place for children.
As anyone can see Gulf Coast Western is a most benevolent of major players as it applies to children and children’s issues. Gulf Coast Western was founded in 1970 by Matthew Fleeger’s father and run by him until 1993 when Matthew Fleeger took over the helm. This was a well needed shot in the arm for the company because of the market conditions all across the board. Matthew Fleeger implemented some changes that were initially scary to some but turned out this young man knew what he was doing. He would later prove himself to be a mover and a shaker. A young man who not only followed in his dad’s footsteps but made even a larger footprint for someone to fill.