Antonio Martinez Jr.

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. He also provides guidance and support to Nuestro Futuro, a Trust initiative to inspire philanthropy in the Latino community and build an endowment to support Latino-serving organizations. Martinez joined the Trust in November 2008 as assistant director of development.

Before joining the Trust, Martinez was Director of Corporate Sponsorship for the American Bar Association (ABA). In that role, he directed the strategic organization of the Association’s sponsorship activity. He has also worked for the Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Cubs. Martinez is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

A graduate of Columbia College, Martinez holds a bachelors degree in Marketing Communications. He has served as community representative on Bateman Elementary Local School Council, and has volunteered on aldermanic and congressional campaigns. In 2009, Martinez was recognized on the Chicago Latino List for his work in fundraising. He was also selected as a 2014 Fellow for the prestigious Leadership Greater Chicago Fellowship program.

Martinez currently serves as 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. He is co-chair of the National Latino Funds Alliance, former vice-chair of the board of directors for Korean American Community Services, and a committee member of Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy. Martinez also serves a volunteer coach for Rogers Park American Youth Soccer Organization.