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Join us at the September education session presented by the AFP Northeast Indiana chapter.

Date: September 15 at 11:30 a.m.


Location: Parkview Field Lincoln Event Center


Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 with the program beginning at noon sharp.


Session Overview:

Marty will engage the audience to think about the culture of fundraising in your organization and give you some practical (and realistic) expecations around building relationships through volunteers. He will also discuss the role of volunteers in fundraising and talk about the six rights of a donor.

September 15, 2022
12:00 p.m.

Lincoln Event Center
Parkview Field

1301 Ewing Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Fundraising Relationships:
Cultivating Volunteers & Donors Rights

Meet Your Presenter

Speaker: Martin L. Pastura

Interim President & CEO | YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne

“Good is the Enemy of Great.” … a quote from one of Marty Pastura’s favorite leadership books, is something you’ll hear when he addresses the dangers of mediocrity. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio into a family of eight kids, he was raised in an environment where he was loved unconditionally. His parents gave him the opportunity to flourish as he went to college on football and baseball scholarships at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and finished his degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.


After earning a Bachelor of Science in Education, he began his career as a Wellness Program Director at the YMCA. Now, 45 years later, his successful career includes promotions to several Program Director positions, an Executive Director, and the President and CEO of the Charleston, West Virginia YMCA.


His last move brought him to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne where he served as the President and CEO for 22 years. Under his leadership, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne grew from four locations to 11 branches and an increased budget from $4.5 million to $25 million that made the association one of the top 95 largest YMCA’s in the country. During his tenure, Marty and the YMCA volunteers have raised the profile of the Y launching 23 capital projects and raising over $60 million.


In his work in Fort Wayne as the CEO, Marty realized that although the YMCA was his profession it also became a ministry. He likes to say “We need to make our corner of the world just a little better.” Known for connecting with people, Marty’s message always emphasized doing the right thing, never giving up, and being passionate about what you do.


After retiring as the President and CEO in Fort Wayne in 2020, Marty started his own consulting business called Empowerment Advisors. His goal is to “Empower” nonprofits to have the ability and confidence to further their mission and vision.

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