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Martin Grenzebach, Chairman of GG+A, has served the firm since 1974. His consulting work encompasses campaign consultation, supervision of capital campaigns, strategic planning studies, and strategic and organizational counsel, as well as overall marketing and management of services offered by the firm.
Martin’s special expertise is working with higher education and medical institutions. A small sampling of clients that Martin has served extensively include Georgia State University, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, University of Kansas, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical Systems Foundation, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Oregon State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, and the University of Washington.
A frequent speaker at professional conferences and programs, Martin has made presentations at district and national programs for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as well as at CASE Capital Fundraising and Capital Campaign conferences. He also has been a speaker at conferences for the Big Ten Fundraisers Institute, the Big Ten Directors of Development Annual Conference, The Big 12 Development Annual Conference, the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the American Association of Medical Colleges.
Martin’s service to the professional fundraising community includes membership on the CASE Campaign Reporting Advisory Group that originally produced the CASE Campaign Standards guide, a pioneering document to assist with management and reporting standards for educational fundraising campaigns.
Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he also did graduate work. He served for ten years on the Board of Trustees of the Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, where he once taught, and served for six years as chairman of their development committee. He is a former member of the Chicago Crime Commission and a former trustee of the University of Charleston, West Virginia.