Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE

Job Title: VP of Community Philanthropy

Organization: YMCA of Greater Houston

Degree(s): Bachelor's degrees in advertising and public relations, minors in marketing and communication studies

Certifications: CFRE

Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE, is the current vice president of community philanthropy at YMCA of Greater Houston. She has a deep commitment to her clients and works tirelessly alongside them to accomplish their goals and objectives. With a collaborative and hands-on approach, she is always ready to dig in and tackle the toughest challenges.

Ms. McWhorter possesses an uncanny ability to analyze vast amounts of data and, from that data, put in place an actionable and strategic plan to move people, processes and goals forward. From counseling an institution about to embark on its first capital campaign to an organization laying the foundation for a $1 billion campaign, Ms. McWhorter guides clients of all sizes through their varying philanthropic and fundraising goals. Working through development assessments, strategic planning, campaign messaging and fundraising with clients – Ms. McWhorter enjoys the creative and technical solutions these services produce.

With a double major in advertising and public relations and double minor in marketing and communication studies from Texas Tech University combined with creative agency experience, Ms. McWhorter uses her background to package institutional visions into compelling messages for her clients. An active member of Houston Junior League and instructor at the University of Houston Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. Ms. McWhorter is nothing if not motivated and driven for her client’s success.

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