Honoree

Nina Iannotti Maguire ‘51 P’85 GP’17 ‘20

Nina Maguire, second from left, is pictured here with daughter Regina Maguire Moynihan '85 and granddaughters Teagan Moynihan '20  and Caitlin Moynihan '17.

"Experiencing a painting by Nina Maguire is like catching the scent of a once-familiar perfume, evoking memory, filling the viewer with a sense of nostalgia, of a time and place lost but not forgotten."

After her graduation from Ursuline, Nina Iannotti Maguire '51 earned a masters degree with a major in fine art from the College of New Rochelle. She didn't seriously pursue an art career until 20 years later. Instead, she married Arthur Maguire shortly after her college graduation and together they raised their four children.

When the time came to focus on her career as an artist, Nina received tremendous support from her husband and children. Her distinguished career has been highlighted by extensive exhibitions, numerous juried memberships and a host of awards including Gold Medals from American Artists Professional League, The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club and Audubon Artists. Nina has been represented by Cavalier Galleries New York City, Greenwich and Nantucket since 1999.

The Ursuline School has always been an institution that Nina strongly supported. Before Ursuline even had an Office of Advancement, Nina was sending Annual Fund gifts to school leadership. She is, and always has been, ahead of the curve! In addition to her many years of Annual Fund support, in 2015, Nina endowed a scholarship at the school to recognize and encourage leadership in the young women of Ursuline. The Nina Iannotti Maguire ‘51 Scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit strong character, courage, initiative and wisdom.

One of Nina's greatest joys has been experiencing Ursuline as a mother to daughter Regina Maguire Moynihan '85 and as a grandmother to Caitlin Moynihan '17 and Teagan Moynihan '20. She describes the wonderful balance of past and present Ursuline as this, "Ursuline offers so much today, but at its core is very much the same as it has always been."

We are so grateful to Nina for her many years of support and are delighted to recognize her for the leadership she has always demonstrated. We are honored that she has donated one of her paintings “Study for NYC Celebration, July 4, 2019” as an auction item for An Evening of Innovation!

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