New York Steering Committee

John Morning

At the forefront of Manhattan’s graphic design scene since 1960, John Morning specializes in publications and materials for some of the nation’s premier arts, cultural, and philanthropic institutions. Among his notable clients have been the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Museum of African Art. For more than 30 years, he has spread his talents over a diverse field, promoting areas of higher education, philanthropy, the visual arts, theatre, and historic preservation. He serves as co-chair of the President’s Council of Columbia College Chicago, as well as trustee for, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Wilberforce University in Ohio—the nation’s oldest university to be owned and operated by African Americans.

Rhonda R. Mims

Rhonda R. Mims is the president of the ING Foundation and overseer of all the philanthropic activity provided by the financial-services giant. She spends a great deal of her time making sure that multicultural areas receive the proper support, focusing on financial literacy, children’s education, and diversity initiatives. She serves as an Alliance Trustee for America’s Promise, and sits on the board of directors of The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Woodruff Arts Center, UNICEF, and the US Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center, among others. PR News honored her as one of its corporate social responsibility executives of the year in 2008.