Nancy K. Winship, P’10, P’13

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Chief Philanthropic Adviser
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Nancy K. Winship serves at the chief philanthropic adviser to President Ron Liebowitz, assisting with donor cultivation and solicitation efforts. She assumed this role after stepping down as the university’s senior vice president of institutional advancement in June 2017.

In 23 years as Brandeis’ chief fundraiser, Winship was a major change agent, energizing donors, reconnecting alumni and implementing sophisticated giving programs. She helped the University secure more than $1.6 billion for Brandeis since her arrival in 1994. Under her leadership, giving from alumni, parents, friends, trustees, and corporations and foundations grew dramatically.

This support has transformed Brandeis’ 235-acre campus, helped put the institution on strong financial footing and played a role in Brandeis’ ascent to elite status among American private research universities. The university’s endowment has grown to near $1 billion.

In 2014, she won the prestigious Quarter Century Circle Award for distinguished professional achievement from District I of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Before coming to Brandeis, Winship served as vice president for endowment and development at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, as director of metropolitan relations and associate director for planned and major gifts at Northwestern University and as associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest office in Chicago.