Delaware Technical Community College will recognize Cynthia Primo Martin at an Honoree Celebration on Tuesday, February 20 as part of its Black History Month events. Cynthia Martin is a retired nonprofit executive specializing in agency management, fund development and marketing. Ms. Martin has been a trailblazer for women and people of color in her organizational, educational, and life experiences.
She has served as director/trustee of numerous nonprofit organization including the University of Delaware, Delaware Community Foundation, United Way of Delaware, Christiana Care Health Systems, Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative and the African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware.
Ms. Martin was the organizer and chair of the Quintin E. Primo Jr. Lecture Series (PLS), established in memory of her father (Bishop Suffragan of Chicago and Interim Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Delaware). She is the founder of the successful Trustees of Color (TOC) initiative whose mission is to establish, implement and maintain a sustainable process to ensure that Delaware’s nonprofit boards are inclusive of people of color.
Ms. Martin has received numerous awards for her work in human rights and justice, including the National Council for Community and Justice’s State Award, the Delaware State Bar Association’s Multicultural Lawyers and Judges’ Community Service Award, an ACLU Award for Distinguished Service, The Union of Black Episcopalians’ “Unsung Hero”, and The Fund for Women Founder’s Award. Just recently, she received the University of Delaware’s Medal of Distinction.
Since 1998, Delaware Technical Community College’s Stanton and George Campuses have been celebrating Black History Month by honoring a member of the community for his/her outstanding personal and professional achievements. The College selects individuals who have made significant contributions to the community and have made an impact on improving the quality of life throughout the State.