Martin Leifeld – USA

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Martin, author, coach, consultant, and speaker directed the raising of over $500 million dollars during his 24 years of fundraising leadership in the St. Louis region.

Martin authored the book:

FIVE MINUTES FOR FUNDRAISING

A Collection of Expert Advice from Gifted Fundraisers. Martinleifeld.com provides nearly 125 video presentations about leadership and fundraising matters.

Martin served as vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for 10 years. He led a dramatic increase in fundraising, averaging $26.4 million per year. University Advancement had 140 employees and a $16 million budget focusing upon alumni engagement, community relations, fundraising, marketing and communication, university events and the regional National Public Radio affiliate, St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU).

Previously Leifeld was associate vice president for university development at Saint Louis University and director of development for the Diocese of Belleville, Ill.

Martin was named the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter. He was selected as the 2020 Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from St. Louis Public Radio. Martin serves as a Fellow of the Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising and as a member of the Thought Leadership Team for The Change Leader, Inc.

martin@martinleifeld.com

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