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Martin is new FDCS Foundation director

Jodi Martin has been named the new director of the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation, the organization announced on Friday.

Martin is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in student affairs.

“The FDCS Foundation Board is excited to have Martin working for our organization,” said FDCS Foundation Board President Jennifer Pederson. “Because of her foundation experience and knowledge, we feel as though she will help our board and organization be even stronger moving forward.”

Pederson added, “We are excited to see what her enthusiasm for education and foundation work bring to the community.”

Martin is the former foundation director at Greene County Medical Center. She has also served as director of online programs at Iowa Central Community College.

As director of the FDCS Foundation, Martin will focus on a broad range of fund development, donor cultivation, and communication activities.

According to the Foundation, Martin’s personal interests include: sports, boating, concerts, hanging out with friends, family, and her golden retriever, Scout.

Martin and her husband live just outside of Fort Dodge, where her husband farms.

Martin replaces former director Molly Nelson, of Fort Dodge.

Nelson was the Foundation’s first paid director.

Nelson helped the foundation raise more than $80,000 with attendance at nearly 400 people for the Foundation’s annual Go Big, Go Dodgers event earlier in the year.