Saturday, February 29, 2020

Press Release: Martin Leifeld to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Author, Coach, and Consultant Martin Leifeld to Receive the St. Louis Public Radio’s Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award

     St. Louis, MO / February 13th, 2020 - Two years after retiring from his role as Vice-Chancellor of Advancement at UMSL, Martin Leifeld continues to promote the growth of non-profits both locally and nationally. A lifetime champion of philanthropy, Leifeld will receive the St. Louis Public Radio Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award on April 3rd.

     Recently, Martin released his first book, Five Minutes For Fundraising, where he shares
the advice he found most helpful in his career as he led teams to raise over half a billion

     Upon receipt of his nomination for the Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award, Leifeld reflects, “ I am honored by this unexpected recognition. St. Louis Public Radio is an essential resource for our citizens. I have been privileged to be one of its advocates and supporters.”

     The Talk Toast Taste Annual Gala that celebrates St. Louis’ most influential people will be held on April 3rd at Four Seasons St. Louis at 6pm. Talk Toast Taste brings together
honorees and attendees for live entertainment, an awards ceremony, and dinner with
proceeds benefiting St. Louis Public Radio.

     Martin’s work as a public speaker, consultant, and author shares insight and experiences in charitable giving garnered from his nearly thirty years working in philanthropy. In 2018,
Leifeld received the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Outstanding Fundraising
Executive Award, where his colleagues recognized the achievements he’s made as a fundraising professional in the St. Louis region.

About Martin Leifeld

With a passion to serve, Martin established as a resource for those
looking to learn more about fundraising and leadership. For more information, please visit the website or contact Jen Singleton at For more information about Talk Toast Taste, please visit

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