The Omaha Community Foundation is proud to welcome Ayanna Boykins as its new Director of Community Investment. In this new role, Ms. Boykins will be responsible for running the Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative. She will also conduct research on needs within the Greater Omaha community and manage the Foundation’s grant programs.
“Ayanna’s extensive experience volunteering with nonprofits combined with her ability to connect with people make her a perfect fit for this position,” said Mike Leighton, President and CEO of the Omaha Community Foundation. “We are thrilled that she will be a very visible representative for us out in the community.”
Ms. Boykins joins the Omaha Community Foundation from Metropolitan Community College where she has worked for more than 15 years, most recently as the Career Services Coordinator. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a Masters in Urban Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Ms. Boykins is a long-time Nebraskan.
Ms. Boykins has extensive volunteer experience, ranging from the National Board of Directors for the NAACP to working within a local elementary school as a “Goal Buddy.” Her volunteer and professional work has earned her several honors, including being selected for Leadership Omaha and Ten Outstanding Young Omahans.