Daniel P. Saftig

Of Counsel

Dan has enjoyed a successful 35-year career in fundraising, serving four large public universities and providing consulting services to many colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Dan is passionate about maximizing philanthropy through uncommon leadership and cohesive team performance. He is known as an outstanding coach, strategist, and mentor to many advancement leaders and their senior teams.

Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Dan led the fundraising team at the Arizona State University Foundation, helping to launch ASU’s first comprehensive campaign in 25 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. Under Dan’s leadership, the ISU Foundation was named by Nonprofit Times as one of the top 10 nonprofit organizations to work for in America.


Scottsdale, Arizona


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

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