Antonio Martinez, Jr. is director of development for The Chicago Community Trust. Martinez is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding relationships with donors, and for building unrestricted, restricted and endowment giving. Martinez joined the Trust in November 2008 as assistant director of development.
Before joining the Trust, Martinez worked for the American Bar Association, Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Cubs. Martinez serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Chicago, and the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement. Martinez is founder and chair of LEARN West Rogers Park, a collaboration of nonprofits, community leaders, and business leaders focused on building solutions to address the needs of Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood.
A graduate of Columbia College, Martinez holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications. He has served on the Bateman Elementary Local School Council in Chicago, and has volunteered on aldermanic and congressional campaigns. Martinez is a 2014 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, a 2012 Fellow of Great Cities Institute at University of Illinois Chicago, and a 2008 graduate of Metropolitan Leadership Institute. Most recently, Negocios Now recognized Martinez as a Who’s Who in Chicago Hispanic Power for his work in nonprofits.