Daniel P. Saftig


Daniel P. Saftig

Senior Consultant & Principal


Scottsdale, Arizona


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.S.
University of San Francisco, MNA

Dan has enjoyed a successful 30-year career in fundraising, serving four large public universities and providing consulting services to many college campuses and nonprofit organizations across the country

Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Dan led the fundraising efforts at the Arizona State University Foundation where he helped launch Campaign ASU 2020, a $1.5 billion effort and ASU’s first comprehensive campaign in 20 years. Previously, as President and CEO of the Iowa State University Foundation, Dan and his team attracted more than $1 billion in private support while completing the largest campaign in Iowa State’s history. The ISU Foundation secured more private support during Campaign Iowa State than in the previous 25 years combined.

As Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Minnesota Medical Foundation (MMF) at the University of Minnesota, Dan helped lead a $500 million campaign supporting medical research and education.

Dan was the architect of the groundbreaking Penn State annual giving program in the 1990s. He also worked for the American Heart Association in Wisconsin and California and served as an executive campaign director for CCS, a national consulting firm.

Dan began his career as sports information director at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He also holds a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco. Dan is a John Maxwell-certified coach, trainer and speaker on issues related to leadership and personal growth.

  • Boston College
  • Butler University
  • Louisiana State University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Hawaii