John Matthew Douglas is an individual that is committed to community service and philanthropy, who we are very excited to announce, that we will be honoring John on April 23rd, 2014, at the GOBY Awards as the recipient for the Community Mentorship Award!! Congratulations, John! We look forward to celebrating with you!

Mr. Douglas has led by example and mentorship, and cultivates a spirit of service and philanthropy not only for the next generation but for all of our neighbors throughout community.

Thank you, John, for all that you have accomplished and how you have helped our communities thrive in so many ways- through your commitment and dedication, the Capital District has benefited in so many ways. We look forward to your continued efforts and wish you many more successes!


Born and raised within Albany, NY, John Matthew Douglas has lived at times within the counties of Rensselear, Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga. After graduating from Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady, NY John volunteered for the United States Army. During which time he received several promotions and special assignment as Recruiters Aide before completing his final Military

Assignment at Fort Hood, Texas, 89th ARMY honorable discharge he returned back to the New York State Capital Region. John was then employed for several years as a waiter, and also at the historical Jack Oyster House Restaurant of Albany, NY. He moved on to work within the Automobile Industry, Local Television Broadcasting (Sales-Account Management), and Telecommunication Industry before returning back to college as an adult student to complete a Bachelors of Science Degree In Business Management and Economics-Healthcare Administration. It was during that time John uncovered his passion.
John has also been an active Corporate Volunteer for the City of Albany, New York’s “Alive @ 5” between 1999-2001 and was chosen to be a member of the Albany, NY US Olympics local Torch Bearer selection committee. John has also been a volunteered with the Upstate New York United Way of America. Presently John continues to work within the Healthcare Industry, namely, Pharmaceutical- Quintiles, Inc. And, has worked for Global Healthcare Firms of Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, and Nestle Health Science, Inc.
With the love, inspiration, and support of his wife of 18 years, Sharon R. Douglas of Colonie, NY, John remains committed to volunteerism as an Upstate, New York and Vermont Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Patient Services Committee Member, Light the Night Committee Member, and Board of Trustees Member, and he is also a Mentor and founder of the emerging “I PRESS FORWARD>RELEASE MY GREATNESS>UNCOVER MY PASSION>BELIEVE IN MY VISION” volunteer mentorship program.

Based in Albany, New York, The Stakeholders is a not-for-profit organization that inspires and equips people to take positive action in their communities. Stakeholders, Inc. is a New York State Regional Volunteer Center for an eight-county region, as well as an affiliate of the National Points of Light Institute.

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