Matulich Foundation Inc. is a charitable foundation funded by family members to preserve the family name and legacy. Its objective is to support charitable works, with an emphasis on higher education. The foundation is established as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) family foundation whose Board of Directors will initially include senior family members. An ultimate goal is to become a public foundation with an independent board of directors with a minority of members who are direct descendants of Danilo and Josephine Matulich.
Danilo Matulić, 1899-1950. The Croatian ć was changed to ch in America to preserve the proper pronunciation of the name. Danilo was born In Postira on the island Brač. He was the youngest of twelve children of Juraj “Zorzi” Matulić and Marietta Škarić.
Josephine (Schuster) Matulich, 1907-1998, was the older of two daughters of Josip Schuster and Josefina Gebhardt. Her parents settled in Gospić in the Lika region of former Yugoslavia while it was still under Austria-Hungary rule. She was married to Danilo in 1927.