Martha Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF
Martha H. Schumacher is a fundraising, philanthropy and social sector ambassador, educator, coach, mentor, author and champion. She is President of Hazen Consulting and the Hazen Institute for Leadership Training (HILT), creating global strategies to elevate social impact and philanthropy.
Martha has worked with and within nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Her most recent in-house adventure was leading the Defenders of Wildlife fundraising team for nine years, first as Director of Major Gifts and then as Vice President for Development. Her current and recent Hazen and HILT clients include American University, Best Buddies International, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Library of Congress and National Geographic Society.
Martha previously served as AFP/DC Chapter President, and was named Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the chapter in 2006. She holds the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising with Distinction, and the Certified Fund Raising Executive and Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive credentials, respectively.
Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Martha earned her B.S. in Law and Public Policy from Indiana University. With offices in Washington, D.C., she takes monthly Billy Goat Trail “Chick Hikes” in Maryland, and resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband Casey and their rescue dogs Gage and Josie.