About A Million Thanks

Leadership Team

Matthew Parisi – Executive Director

A lover of logistics and serving others, Matt Parisi oversees the operations and strategic expansion of A Million Thanks. Matt joined the organization with a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising, non-profit management and event planning. His passion for charitable work has led him to raise over a $500,000 for various non-profit organizations in which he was involved. On a daily basis, Matt works with both military and civilians alike to create ways to better serve U.S. military and their families.

Shauna Fleming – Founder and President

After serving Thanksgiving dinner to a group of grateful and almost-deployed military and their families in 2002, Shauna Fleming knew she had found her calling. In 2004, Shauna founded the A Million Thanks organization during her freshman year of high school. The organization’s immediate success and the military’s positive response led her to continue expanding the organization in the subsequent years. Shauna was named a "CosmoGirl of the Year" in 2004 and one of "OC Metro’s Hottest" in 2004 for her work with A Million Thanks. She is also the author of "A Million Thanks: My Campaign to Send One Million Letter to Our Troops", published by Doubleday, and a motivational speaker to groups worldwide on the "Power of One". Shauna is responsible for lending her creative mind and passionate heart to guide the overall direction of the organization.

A Million Thanks, Inc. (AMT) is a nonprofit organization that is recognized by the IRS as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, donations to AMT are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  All donations are received by AMT with the understanding that funds are subject to its full control and discretion.  AMT’s federal tax identification number is #26-0361789.