Our People

Martha H. Keates

Senior Consultant & Principal
Director of Client Relations and Business Development


Saint Mary's College, BA


Claremont, California

Clients Served

In January 2016, Martha moved to part-time consulting and assumed responsibility as director of client relations and business development. She joined Marts & Lundy as a senior consultant in 2007 after 13 years at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Martha served as vice president for college advancement from 2001-2007 and oversaw all aspects of fundraising, alumnae relations and public relations activities for the college. During her tenure as vice president the College’s most successful campaign was completed a year ahead of schedule and 19% over goal. Martha was assistant vice president for development from 1999-2001 while also serving as director of planned giving. From 1994-1999, she held various director level positions in advancement. Her work at Scripps College helped the school earn numerous awards, including the Circle of Excellence and Overall Improvement awards presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Prior to her years at Scripps, Martha was a senior consultant for Donald A. Campbell and Company, Inc., from 1989-1994. In that role, she provided fundraising and marketing consulting services to a wide range of nonprofit clients. Martha was with The Claremont Graduate School from 1984-1989 and began her development career in 1983 at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Martha was elected to the firm’s Board of Directors in 2011 and is a member of several professional associations and has served on several boards. She is the founding Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Outreach Program for Greater Los Angeles and the Central Valley.

Partial List of Clients Served
Bergelectric Corporation, CA
Biola University, CA
Bush School, WA
California Institute of Technology, CA
California State University, Long Beach, CA
Catlin Gabel School, OR
The Center for Early Education, CA
Chadwick School, CA
Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles, CA
Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CA
The Claremont Institute, CA
Community Memorial Health System, CA
Episcopal School of Los Angeles, CA
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, CA
Foothill Country Day School, CA
Harvey Mudd College, CA
Idyllwild Arts Foundation, CA
Library Foundation of Los Angeles, CA
Marywood University, PA
Mills College, CA
Mount St. Mary’s College, CA
Northern Arizona University, AZ
Pacific University, OR
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, CA
Pomona College, CA
Saint Mary’s College of California, CA
Salvation Army, Chicago Metropolitan Division, IL
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation, CA
Villanova Preparatory School, CA
Whittier College, CA
Wildwood School, CA