Maria Gutierrez Martin Interim Vice President for UF Advancement
Maria Gutierrez Martin was appointed Interim Vice President of University of Florida Advancement and Associate Vice President for the UF Foundation in March 2023. Building on her existing roles as Chief Development Officer and Associate Vice President of Development, Martin provides innovative and strategic leadership for all development and fundraising activities across the university.
As the university’s senior advancement officer, Martin leads the development of several transformational, interdisciplinary initiatives that aim to improve lives and communities in Florida and beyond. She has been a member of the UF community for more than 15 years and previously led UF Advancement’s Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives team, where she oversaw fundraising efforts for numerous top-priority UF programs and helped secure the highest fundraising totals in university history in the last three fiscal years.
Her accomplishments include coordinating several strategic philanthropic projects including the Starting Ahead, Staying Ahead Early Childhood Initiative and the ReMission Alliance Against Brain Tumors Initiative. Her service on GG+A’s Advancement Leadership Forum and the Association of Governing Boards Council of Foundation Leaders has helped inform her efforts to facilitate multiple impactful UF college and unit campaigns.