Ginny Harding-Davis brings more than three decades of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications and strategic business development to her current role as Chief of Advancement at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
In her most recent role at UC Davis, Ginny served as senior director of development for the College of Biological Sciences, during the $1 billion campaign for UC Davis. Prior to working for UC Davis, Ginny served as Executor Director of Institutional Advancement for Johnson & Wales University; Chief Development Officer for the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science and Anschutz Medical Campus; was Assistant Dean of Development, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of California Riverside; and, completed a five-year appointment with the United States Olympic Committee as Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development for USA Water Polo and USA Field Hockey.
Earlier in her career, Harding-Davis held senior management positions with Anheuser-Busch in Dallas, Texas, including national director for the company’s IronKids Programs. She has also worked or volunteered for a host of worthy causes across the country, including the American Lung Association, women’s resource agencies, LGBT centers and programs, HIV/Aids, children, youth and families, animal advocacy groups, and outdoor education. Dedicated to health and athletic endeavors, Davis founded and produced the first-ever, all women’s bike ride across the country for breast cancer, Pedal for the Cure/America’s Breast Cancer Ride, and personally cycled in the event three times. In addition to saving lives through breast cancer awareness and education, here she was recognized twice with the “Mark of Excellence” Award from the National Public Relations Society of America.
As part of her professional and personal journey, Ginny just completed a “radical sabbatical,” a long-planned and much-anticipated trip around the world with her family. She is thrilled to return to her life’s passions and work in private philanthropy and community leadership as Chief Advancement Officer for the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. In her role, Harding-Davis oversees the marketing, communications, and development divisions of the Community Foundation.
Ginny is VP for Marketing and Development for the Woodland Opera House Board of Directors in northern California, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Planned Giving Round Table of Northern Nevada and is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Ginny spends much of her time with family and friends pursuing outdoor activities, particularly in Lake Tahoe. She volunteers for the PTA and teaches International Cooking at her daughter’s elementary school.
Davis holds a B.S. from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and has completed graduate work at West Chester University, Texas Woman’s University, and UC Riverside.