The Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) was created to help cultivate the next generation of student aid advocates. The mission of the endowment, established in 2008, is to support leadership, research, and best practices in public policy and student aid, and to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the financial aid profession.
Among the endowment's funded projects are:
Additional projects may be occasionally funded from the endowment with express approval of NASFAA's financial affairs committee, as long as those projects are in keeping with the purposes of the endowment. View the DME Prospectus to learn more about the purposes, policies, and goals of the fund.
NASFAA's former interns (listed below) have gone on to make meaningful contributions to the financial aid profession, the broader field of higher education, and society as a whole. Read our "Where Are They Now?" article — written by 2021 DME Policy Intern Richard Davis, Jr. and published in August 2021 — to learn more about these talented professionals and the impact they are making on the world.
In 2013, the DME reached its initial fundraising goal of $300,000 thanks to the generous support of contributors and funds allocated by the NASFAA Board of Directors– but there is still more work to be done! To donate to the Dallas Martin Endowment, please send a check (made payable to Dallas Martin Endowment) to:
NASFAA c/o Dallas Martin Endowment
1801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 850
Washington, D.C. 20006-3606
Or donate online:
We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions of our supporters, and also recognize dedications. Can we add your name to the list? When you donate $50 or more, we'll send you a copy of The Art and Science of Student Aid Administration as our thank-you gift!
Dr. A. Dallas Martin, Jr. dedicated his career to helping students achieve their higher education goals. The fund honors his accomplishments during his 32 years with NASFAA.