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. 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. He serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals—Chicago Chapter, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, The Resurrection Project and Future Leaders of Chicago. 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. He is a 2017 Edgar Fellow, 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. In 2017, Martinez received recognition for his work in nonprofits by Negocios Now in their annual Who’s Who in Chicago Hispanic Power magazine edition.