|Birth name||Virginia Anne Gilder|
|Born||June 4, 1958|
New York, New York
|Alma mater||Yale University (1979)|
|Other interests||co-owner of Seattle Storm|
Virginia Anne Gilder (born June 4, 1958), also known as Ginny Gilder, is an American former competitive rower and Olympic silver medalist. An investor, Gilder is a co-owner of the Seattle Storm, a professional women's basketball team in the WNBA.
Gilder is the daughter of Richard Gilder and was raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she attended the Chapin School. For high school, she attended Dana Hall School, graduating one year early in 1976. Gilder went on to study history at Yale University, graduating in 1979.
Gilder was first selected for the U.S. Olympic team in 1980, the year that the United States boycotted the Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia. She was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal many years later She was a member of the American women's quadruple sculls team that won the silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
She is the author of Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX which was released April 14, 2015 by Beacon Press. The paperback and audiobook were released April 12, 2016.
Virginia Gilder '79