Nina Zanella joined the Deering Estate Foundation team in August 2019. A native Rhode Islander, she attended the University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island School of Design. Nina comes to the foundation with over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector as a Director of Development and Marketing. Her accomplishments include successful capital campaigns, grant awards, special events, major donor stewardship and endowment funding. Nina is also a passionate advocate for environmental protection efforts, animal shelter and adoption programs and ensuring that the arts are available for all. She believes that the path to positive and impactful change and growth is illuminated through philanthropy and a commitment to community. Nina can be reached at phone extension 272.