Meet Ginny

Virginia (Ginny) R. Finn, JD, Chief Development Officer

Virginia (Ginny) R. Finn, JD, Chief Development Officer

Working with the President & CEO and Board of Directors, Ginny (she/her) leads YWCA SEW’s communications and fund development strategies, focusing on the resources and relationships essential to YWCA SEW’s mission.  A first-generation Milwaukeean from the City’s west side, she worked in San Francisco and New York City during the height of the AIDS epidemic, returning to Wisconsin to study law and health policy.  An attorney with 25+ years of experience in strategic planning and development, Ginny has worked in the arts, education and social services, leading development campaigns in Connecticut, New York City and metro-Milwaukee.  For nearly a decade, Ginny served as executive director of ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis and now serves as the co-chair of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center Advisory Board and is a member of Ascension Wisconsin’s Institutional Review Board. Additional community involvement includes membership on the Boards of Directors for Renaissance Theater Works, the IBC Network Foundation, and the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Ginny earned a BA from Coe College, a MA from Purdue University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program and Georgetown University’s New Strategies program.  Ginny is a so-so baker of pastries, an avid (but not frequent enough) scuba diver and, with her husband, a “recovering” home renovator.