MADISON, Wis., December 2, 2021 – The Wisconsin Association of Charitable Gift Planners (WACGP) is happy to welcome Martinez White to its Board of Directors. White currently serves as Development Director for United Way of Dane County. Prior to joining the United Way, he was a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual.
White brings a broad background to the WACGP. In addition to his experience in nonprofit development and as a professional advisor, his involvement in the community includes being a founding member of the Wisconsin Association of Black Men. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first Black collegiate fraternity, which includes in its ranks members such as Dr. King and Donald Driver. White also is an Emmy Award recipient with a profound passion for music, art, film and culture. He upholds the belief that “Dreams Are Made To Be Achieved™.”
Growing up in a single-parent home in Milwaukee as one of six children, White began college at 16. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison at 20 years old and was a PEOPLE and Chancellor’s Scholar.
White also lived in Mombasa, Kenya, helping fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a volunteer at Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive campaign’s BOMU Medical Center. It was an experience that forever changed White’s world perspective.