Mark Martin joined Project HOPE Foundation as Development Director in November 2009. His areas of responsibilities include major events, donor gifts and grant opportunities within the community. He received a bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Business from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. Presbyterian College taught a model of living - "While we live, we serve" - that resonated to him.
After a career in sales and marketing, he was excited to enter the nonprofit world, offering a level of fulfillment in making a difference and helping those in the community.
He appreciates and loves his family time very much. He has been married to Dana since 2001. They have four beautiful children, three of whom are presently enrolled as “typical” students in the inclusion-based classes at Hope Academy. Mark and Dana are so thankful for the Hope Academy philosophy and the academic instruction provided by the special teachers at Hope.
Mark’s favorite activities include exercise, leisure family time outdoors and coaching soccer for his children. Additionally, the family are members of the community of Grace Church Pelham Road Campus and so appreciative of their faith.