Tory Martin, M.A.

Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships

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Contact Tory with media inquiries, questions regarding the Johnson Center blog and other publications, or to explore partnership opportunities.


Tory Martin joined the Johnson Center in October 2017 and currently serves as director of communications and strategic partnerships. In this role, she is responsible for connecting the Johnson Center’s work and mission with a growing community of philanthropists and nonprofit professionals through authentic partnerships and robust digital channels. Key responsibilities include stewarding relationships with partners, curating the center’s signature 11 Trends in Philanthropy annual publication, and overseeing the Johnson Center’s 30th anniversary celebration and fundraising efforts.

Previously, Tory served as grants manager for National Public Radio (NPR) and held several roles in the audience and education departments of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH), where she was a founding member of the staff diversity advisory council.

Tory is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and is a proud graduate of both the University of Virginia, earning a B.A. in American Studies and History, and Georgetown University, where she completed an M.A. in liberal studies, concentration: American Studies.

Tory is passionate about supporting young professionals in their career advancement. From 2019–2022, she served on the steering committee for the Michigan chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), holding a tri-chair role from 2020–2022. Her personal commitments include advance early childhood supports in West Michigan, gathering stamps in her passport, and spending time with her husband and young son.

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