Margaret D'Arrigo

Margaret D'Arrigo

Margaret D’Arrigo- Martin has been a standout leader and advocate for women, philanthropy, and education in this community for some time. She has provided her leadership and support generously in the non-profit sector in addition to her role as Vice President of Community Development at Taylor Farms, is Co-Founder of IMPOWER, a group primarily focused on empowering women in the Salinas area and unlocking their potential to make a difference in their community. She is also a retired Board of Trustee fro Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Margaret is the Founder of D’Arrigo Consulting, an organization that, “that focuses solely on empowering women so that they have the skills and confidence to realize the greatness that is within them.”

Margaret has been a key supporter of Hartnell students and their education, and especially Hartnell’s WELI (Women’s Education and Leadership Institute) program and Forum. Through IMPOWER, she helped provide the seed money for WELI Forum and the program itself. She chaired the President’s Task Force Funding Plan and currently serves on Hartnell College’s Governing Board.


The Alexis Claire Martin Memorial Scholarship was established by Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin and Steve Martin in memory of their daughter in 2008 to support women students’ success. The Alex and Sterling Martin Scholarship was also established by Margaret and Steve in honor of their sons in order to support young women pursuing their dreams of an education and a promising career.