Gallant also has another accomplishment to savor; he was chosen as the Commencement Speaker for the University of Rhode Island's 2004 undergraduate ceremony. In true Gallant fashion his commencement speech was both inspirational and humorous for which he received an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University.
When not working, Gallant indulges his passion for sports and art. Gallant's skills as sculptor and painter are inherited from his artist father Paul (PaulGallantart.com). Gallant has been sculpting for over 10 years and has showcased his works in galleries in Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills. Matt is also a certified Life Coach, TV Host consultant, writer and stand up comedian. He is a passionate sports fan as well, with an undying love of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Boston Bruins!
With a passion to give back to the community, Gallant was a volunteer for over ten years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In 2004 Matt created the fundraiser "Matt Gallant's Bowling for Wishes" that had a successful five year run and raised over 100K for the sick children of Make a Wish.