Ana Martínez

Ana Martinez


Ana Martínez
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Most recently Ana Martínez served as the Director of Development for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.  She was responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising plan and long-term fundraising objectives, cultivating donors and increasing contributions.  During her almost two year tenure she exceeded her annual goal of half a million dollars, doubled top level benefactor members and spearheaded the Art and Investment, Art and Health and Art Fusion Luncheon initiatives. Martínez joined Frost Art Museum FIU after serving as Chief Director of Philanthropy and Creative Strategies at The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade where she oversaw development and marketing/communications. During her tenure, Martínez launched new programs and events that celebrated the power of philanthropic giving among Hispanic women; youth civic engagement by initiating a junior board, increased social media engagement and annual giving, secured notable guests such as television mogul Cristina Saralegui, music icon Gloria Estefan and the Editor in Chief of Marie Claire, Anne Fulenwider; and launched the Women’s Fund Young Professionals Group.  Prior to this position, Martínez was the Southeast Regional Director for Friends of the Orphans (now known as NPH: USA), an international non-profit organization serving 9 orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Before moving into the non-profit sector, Martínez worked in television production including positions at MTV Latin America, Telemundo and at Univision (where she received an Emmy Award for the popular Cristinaprogram).  In 1999 Martínez was an arts entrepreneur, creating Words Unlimited, Inc., and founding Words and Music, a bilingual literary and musical event dedicated to promoting cultural arts in South Florida.  She holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. Martínez is a native of Cuba, was raised in New York City and lived in Miami since 1986.