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Cynthia Primo Martin

Cynthia Primo Martin

Cynthia Primo Martin is a retired nonprofit executive specializing in agency management, fund development, and marketing. She has served as director/trustee of numerous nonprofit organizations, including University of Delaware, Delaware Community Foundation (DCF), Delaware Symphony Association, African American Endow- ment Fund at DCF, Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, St. Andrew’s School, United Way of Delaware, and the Watterson Family Foundation. Earlier in her career, she served as human resources and equal employment opportunity director for a major insurance company.

Organizer and chair of the Quintin E. Primo Jr., Lecture Series (PLS), established in memory of her father, Cynthia brought national and global human rights leaders—including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mayor Andrew Young and President Mary Robinson—to Delaware to participate in public forums on issues of race and reconciliation. She was the Founder of the Trustees of Color (TOC) initiative whose mission was to establish, implement, and maintain a sustainable process to ensure that Delaware’s nonprofit boards are inclusive of people of color. Through the years, TOC placed more than 500+ people of color, to boards, committees, commissions, etc.


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