Board of Trustees

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


Board of Trustees

Our Trustees bring experience, expertise, and vision to the Foundation. They are philanthropists and activists in the arts, health services, religious and spiritual organizations, environmental advocacy groups, schools and universities, poverty programs, and citizen action groups. The majority are descendants of Nathan Cummings. Other family members, who serve on Foundation committees as Associates of the Foundation also contribute actively to the work of the Foundation.


  • Adam N. Cummings, Chair
  • Dr. Hannah E. Cummings
  • Ernest Tollerson, Interim President and CEO
  • Jaimie Mayer Phinney, Secretary
  • Jane M. Saks
  • Jason Cummings
  • John Rogers
  • Michael Alan Cummings
  • Richard A. Cummings
  • Roberta Friedman Cummings, Vice Chair
  • Ruth Cummings, Treasurer
  • Sonia Simon Cummings
  • Sophal Ear
  • Tricia Rose



  • Beatrice C. Mayer



  • Amy Sorensen-Sharvit
  • Clea Shearer
  • Dashiell Driscoll
  • Harry A. Phinney
  • James K. Cummings
  • Phillip Sorensen