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McGinley-Rice Symposium Sponsors

The McGinley-Rice symposiums on Justice for Vulnerable Populations are endowed by the generous support of the Rita M. McGinley Foundation, John R. McGinley, and the John R. McGinley, Jr., Esq., Family.

Rita M. McGinley, Educator and Philanthropist Rita McGinley

Rita M. McGinley, a Pittsburgh girl, was born and raised in the Mon Valley. A graduate of Carlow and Duquesne Universities, she spent her life as a teacher and guidance counselor in her home town.

During her tenure, her alma mater, Braddock High School, become General Braddock High School and then Woodland Hills High School. These name changes were metaphors for what happened in Braddock during Rita McGinley's life time. What distinguished Rita McGinley from many of her neighbors was that she did not leave town. She stood with the young people of Braddock as powerful people ignored the region's shuttered mills, boarded up store fronts and emerging social problems. She provided leadership, inspiration and funding for numerous charities, organizations and projects in her beloved community and in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Her gentle influence is profound and long lasting. The endowment of the McGinley-Rice Symposia on Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne School of Nursing is a living testament to her encouragement of nurses, teachers, social workers, physicians and advocates in their work with underserved and forgotten people.


Leadership Sponsorship


Platinum Sponsorship

Eden Hall Foundation  

the Pittsburgh Foundation logo

UPMC Health Plan


Diamond Sponsorship

CGFNS logo


Gold Sponsorship


Silver Sponsorship

catholic charities logo


Bronze Sponsorship

Logo - Staunton Farm Foundation  Children's Mercy logo

United Way of Southwestern PA


Patron Sponsorship

Duquesne University School of Nursing Alumni Association

Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Phi Chapter

Excela Health logo    Jewish Healthcare Foundation logo


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