Portia McGee Appointed as NRF Development Coordinator
By USRowing Staff • May 13, 2019
N. STONINGTON, Conn. – The National Rowing Foundation (NRF) today announced the appointment of Olympian and past National Team member Portia McGee to the position of Development Coordinator.
McGee brings with her over 10 years of experience in fundraising, event management and volunteer engagement. Most recently, she served as the Director of Major Gifts at The Hun School in Princeton, N.J.
“Portia brings a unique set of professional skills to this position and, as an Olympian, understands the challenges and opportunities our National Team athletes encounter. We are thrilled to have her aboard as we continue our fundraising initiatives in preparation for Tokyo 2020 and beyond,” said NRF Interim Executive Director Tracy Brown.
As Development Coordinator, McGee will be responsible for supporting the fundraising efforts of the NRF. She will focus on managing administrative logistics, donor research and stewardship, and special event management as well as on fundraising strategies and campaign implementation.
“I am thrilled to join the NRF at this time and have the opportunity to work with Executive Director Tracy Brown and Board Chairs, Marcia Hooper and Jamie Koven. I have known many people involved with the NRF for years and have always been impressed by their generosity and commitment. As I have pursued my fundraising career, I have often thought how much I would enjoy using my skills to support our National Team athletes, so this opportunity feels like the perfect intersection of my skills, interests, and personal experience,” said McGee.
McGee began her rowing career in Seattle and went on to become one of the few rowers to represent the United States at all levels of junior, under 23 and elite competition. After catching the competition bug at the 1995 US Olympic Festival, McGee competed on numerous national teams including the 2008 Olympic Team in Beijing, China. McGee attended Brown University, where she was part of the school’s first NCAA Championship team.
The National Rowing Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds to support the U.S. National Rowing Teams. Founded in 1966, the NRF has been supporting Olympic and World Championship athletes for more than five decades. The funds raised support year-round training, development, and competition.
Release provided by the National Rowing Foundation.