Marti Sullivan has been raising funds and awareness for educational and human services organizations for over 32 years. She spent 16 years at her children’s schools, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, raising over $35M in annual and capital funds during her tenure as Director of Development & Alumni Relations, leading to campus expansion and the establishment of Stuart Hall High School. She then spent 6 years at Catholic Charities as Director of Development & Communications, where she was first introduced to St. Anthony’s Fr. John Hardin while celebrating CC’s Centennial in 2007. She led a multi-year fundraising strategy that included raising over $25M in annual and capital funds, planned and major gifts. In 2011, she joined The Arc San Francisco as Chief Development Officer. The Arc SF supports 850 adults with developmental disabilities in continuing education, socialization and recreation, wellness, workforce development and job placement. The Arc is also a St. Anthony’s Community Safety Services client. Marti retired from The Arc SF in 2021, having raised over $17M.
Marti has spent the last 18 months as an independent Development and Communications Consultant, most recently supporting St. Anthony’s in a year-end Major Gift effort. During that assignment, she became familiar with St. Anthony’s innovative and dedicated work supporting those most in need, and in particular, the Companionship Model of Care. After volunteering at Leading the Way, getting to know our programs, and our Development and Communications teams, she enthusiastically accepted the position of Chief Advancement Officer. Marti will primarily direct her efforts toward further deepening our relationships with significant supporters as we prepare for our 75th Anniversary, in addition to overseeing the development and volunteer services teams.
In her spare time, Marti is involved in two book clubs (and is offering to start a St. Anthony’s book club for staff and clients), plays bad golf, and helps her grown kids with her three grandchildren. Marti’s late husband, Ron, passed away in 2010. Marti lives in San Francisco and has long been committed to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.