Donna McGinnis is President & CEO of Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida, a subtropical garden and restored Florida preserve adjacent to the Everglades. Donna is a native of Seattle and spent many years in St. Louis, Missouri, where she served as Senior Vice President at Missouri Botanical Garden overseeing development, education and community outreach, and leading its successful $125 million capital campaign. Before gardens, her career included development positions in opera, ballet and museums and engagements as a capital campaign consultant. For 10 years she led the Nonprofit Management graduate program of Washington University in St. Louis and served on its adjunct faculty.
Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and an MBA, and holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. She currently serves as Chair of the Membership & Development Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.