“Helping Others Help Themselves.” How often have we all heard Marty restate his life’s mission? Through the years, as a trainer, a coach, a father, a brother, and a friend, it has been Marty’s goal to give people the support they need to flourish.
When Marty and I spoke about his last wishes, he hoped to support a number of organizations. Venture for America (VFA) came to the top of his list because VFA helps young entrepreneurs get a head start through training and sponsorship. Marty loved teaching, coaching, supporting, and rewarding these young, ambitious people, giving them what they needed to be successful. In addition, VFA Fellows are placed in emerging cities that benefit from the addition of new business.
Support for VFA casts a large net of support, helping many to help themselves. In lieu of flowers, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to VFA in memory of this remarkable man.
- Mike, Sarah and Rachel
Venture For America (VFA) is a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at the monthlong Training Camp, apply for jobs within VFA's vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 14 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.