Nina McNeely Diefenbach ’80, P’18

Nina McNeely Diefenbach earned a B.A. in history from Trinity and an M.A. from New York University. In January 2016, she was named deputy director for advancement at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, effective April 2016. The Barnes, which holds one of the world’s finest collections of art, promotes the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture. Prior to this appointment, Diefenbach spent 34 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, including 12 years as vice president for institutional advancement.

Diefenbach has been a board member since 2010. She also is a member of the Alumnae Leadership Committee, the Alumni Committee Advisory Council, and the Founders’ Council of the Women’s Leadership Council. In 2005, she was awarded Trinity’s Alumni Medal for Excellence, and a decade later, she was honored with Kathleen O’Connor Boelhouwer ’85 Award. She is the Chair of the Advancement Committee and is a member of the Academic Affairs Subcommittee as well as the Executive and Planning Committee.

Diefenbach and her husband, David P. Diefenbach '79, P’18, have three children, including Paul David Diefenbach ’18.