Portrait of Nkiruka McGinnis

Nkiruka McGinnis, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs, University of Rochester

Nkiruka (Nky) is a dedicated fundraising professional with extensive experience in individual giving, donor and volunteer engagement, and staff management. She is interested in making a community-relevant impact through non-profit and education-related organizations. Her career in annual giving spans over 15 years, from her beginning as a student caller at the University of Pittsburgh to her current position at the University of Rochester. 

Nkiruka currently leads a fundraising team to increase annual financial support year over year. During her career in annual giving, she has also been tasked with identifying, recruiting, and developing volunteer teams to successfully support alumni, parent, and faculty and staff fundraising campaigns. She has also managed leadership annual giving societies, including all donor and prospect engagement and communication activities. Nkiruka holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, an MSc. in Management (Healthcare) from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and a PhD in Health Services from Walden University.