Jaimie Mayer Named Board Chair of Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Monday, June 17, 2019

Jaimie Mayer Named Board Chair of Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) announced Jaimie Mayer has succeeded Ruth Cummings as Chair of the Board of Trustees. The great-granddaughter of NCF Founder Nathan Cummings and granddaughter of NCF’s first board chair, Beatrice “Buddy” Cummings Mayer, Jaimie was imbued with NCF’s core values from an early age.   

This is the first time a fourth-generation Cummings family member has run NCF’s Board, demonstrating NCF’s commitment to cultivating the next generation of leadership in social justice family philanthropy. Having served on the board for 18 years and lived and breathed the world of philanthropy her whole life, Jaimie is prepared to lead NCF as it continues to leverage the full range of its assets to pursue justice for people and the planet. 

“This is an important milestone in the life of the foundation that represents the family’s commitment to working as an intergenerational philanthropy, intentionally investing in and growing our leadership across generations. I am excited to see Jaimie lead us and bring her clear vision to our work,” Ruth said. “Her passion for social justice will deepen the partnership among board and staff and in the fields and issues we seek to influence.”  

Jaimie also brings a wealth of philanthropic and management knowledge to the role. Jaimie’s career as a theatre and film producer spans from Broadway to nonprofit theatre, and from Sundance to Showtime. In the philanthropic realm, Jaimie works with philanthropists in their 20s and 30s looking to create their footprint, with families trying to integrate the next generation, and with non-profits cultivating the next-gen leaders...

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