Winship wins prestigious fundraising award

Nancy K. Winship

Nancy K. Winship, P’10, P’13, Brandeis’ senior vice president of institutional advancement, has won the prestigious Quarter Century Circle Award for distinguished professional achievement from District I of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

She will receive the award at a ceremony Jan. 29 during CASE’s annual district conference in Boston. District I encompasses the six New England states plus eastern Canada.

In 20 years as Brandeis’ chief fundraiser, Winship has been a major change agent, energizing donors, reconnecting disengaged alumni and implementing sophisticated giving programs. She has been an integral part of a fundraising effort that has secured more than $1.4 billion for Brandeis since her arrival in 1994.

“Nancy Winship is one of those extraordinary advancement professionals who lives and breathes her profession 24 hours a day,” says John J. Glier, chief executive of GG+A, a leading international philanthropic consultancy. “Her work with volunteer leaders, chief executives and academic thought leaders has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support an extraordinary range of mission-critical initiatives. Her loyalty and commitment to her staff and their professional growth is equally remarkable. She richly deserves this recognition, and I know I join many who applaud her as both colleague and friend.”

During Winship’s tenure at Brandeis, annual fundraising has quadrupled, the endowment has grown to $820 million, and gifts from alumni have grown sixfold. Each year, she has exceeded challenging Annual Fund targets and met ambitious fundraising goals for scholarships.

Before coming to Brandeis, she served as vice president for endowment and development at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, and as director of metropolitan relations and associate director for planned and major gifts at Northwestern University.

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