Jaimie Mayer is currently serving her second term as Chair of The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Under her leadership, Jaimie has focused on values alignment across the organization. The foundation moved 100% of its assets to align with its mission for impact, working with a black owned and BIPOC led OCIO. She moved the foundation towards a streamlined mentality, focusing on systemic change with work in racial, economic, and environmental justice. She led the foundation in thinking through alternative vehicles of giving, and helped launch the foundation’s first PRI initiative. She is proud to serve as the first member of the fourth generation to chair the foundation.
As a philanthropic consultant, Jaimie works with next generation philanthropists and their families and organizations looking to attract a younger demographic with an eye towards succession planning. Jaimie is a frequent speaker on multigenerational philanthropy, next generation philanthropy, impact investing, values alignment in giving, and arts and social justice.
Jaimie’s background in the arts spans two decades in both theatre and film. Jaimie has produced on Broadway and off and had films premiere at Sundance and on Showtime. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
Jaimie holds an Executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University’s School of The Arts. She is Vice President of The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, and sits on the boards of The Vineyard Theatre and National Center for Family Philanthropy.
Board Chair Peer Network: Adding Non-family Board Members
Posted on May 26, 2021 by Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner, Jaimie Mayer
Looking Inward: How We Clarified Our Values and Vision
Posted on March 17, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer
Board Chair Peer Network: Inaugural Meeting
Posted on February 12, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer, Gilbert Miller, Katherine Lorenz
Defining and Translating Motivations and Values
Posted on December 7, 2020 by Jaimie Mayer, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Katherine Lorenz
Not Throwing Away This Shot
Posted on September 23, 2020 by Jaimie Mayer
2020 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on December 22, 2019 by Christopher Fletcher, Jennifer Davis, Robin Snidow, Kathleen Simpson, Laura Collins, Paul Liu, Greg Ratliff, Tamara Larsen, Dana Lanza, Shaady Salehi
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