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Martin Grochala

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Director of Institutional Advance...

Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago , Illinois 60622
United States

Company Description: The Chicago Academy for the Arts was founded in 1981 by a group of dedicated artists, educators, and business professionals that included sculptress Zelda Werner,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , Theater/Dance
    St. John's University/College of St. Benedict
  • Masters in Arts , Entertainment and Media Management
    Columbia College Chicago
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Web References
Season of Concern, 3 July 2015 [cached]
Martin Grochala
Martin Grochala brings over twenty years of fundraising experience to The Chicago Academy for the Arts as Director of Institutional Advancement. He joined The Academy in March 2010 and his responsibilities include long-range resource strategies, development of capital, endowment and planned giving programs.
Martin joined The Academy from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where he was the Director of Development for six years. He has also worked in fundraising for The Goodman Theatre and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Martin has a B.A. in Theater/Dance from St. John's University/College of St. Benedict (1983) and has completed the coursework for a Masters in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. He is actively involved in Chicago's philanthropic community and is a volunteer with the Arts and Business Council of Chicago, where he has been a regular presenter for A & BC's On Board training program. He has served as a mentor for many up-and-coming arts managers in the Chicago area.
Martin has also served on the boards of Dignity/Chicago and DignityUSA, the advocacy organization for LGBT Catholics. He sits on DignitySUSA's National Convention Committee, chaired the 2013 DUSA Convention in Minneapolis and is chairing the program committee for the 2015 Convention in Seattle.
Board Officers | Dignity/Chicago, 11 May 2015 [cached]
Marty Grochala, Membership Chair
MARTY GROCHALA - For many ..., 10 Nov 2013 [cached]
MARTY GROCHALA - For many years, Marty has had numerous roles in DignityUSA and in his chapter in Chicago. This time, however, we want to recognize Marty for his extraordinary work as sole chair of convention 2013. It is hard to calculate how many hours Marty has devoted over the past 2 years plus to phone calls, trips to Minneapolis on his own dime, organizing groups, managing detail beyond detail, etc. to bring us this convention. Many people worked on this convention, Marty would say, and he is right for this was truly an around the country effort. But we are sure you all know that without an efficient leader the best intentions can often fail. And when that leader has to sustain that work and keep track of the big picture and manage every detail for this very long time, it is indeed a very big task. Marty has done that, without losing his cool or his mind, knowing how to involve a very diverse group of people and at the end getting things done. You have outdone yourself, Marty, thank you.
Marty Grochala
About Dignity/Chicago | Dignity/Chicago, 26 Mar 2012 [cached]
2003 Marty Grochala joins the DignityUSA Board of Directors.
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