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
  • Hannah Cummings
  • Jason Cummings
  • Michael Cummings
  • Richard Cummings
  • Roberta Friedman Cummings, Vice Chair
  • Ruth Cummings, Treasurer
  • Sonia Simon Cummings, Secretary
  • Sophal Ear
  • Harry A. Phinney
  • Jaimie Mayer Phinney
  • Tricia Rose
  • Jane M. Saks
  • Ernest Tollerson, Interim President & CEO



  • Beatrice C. Mayer



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