Dr. Robert N. Mayer was the grandson of Nathan Cummings, and son of Beatrice C. Mayer, a founding trustee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. During his many years at the Foundation, Rob served as chair of the board, treasurer and trustee. He was known for his great contributions to the Foundation’s head and heart – he was as comfortable leading thoughtful, probing conversations as he was making financial and budgetary decisions, all while being warm, conscientious, and deeply generous. Rob’s insight, analysis and guidance during our formative years helped make the Foundation what it is today. Rob passed away in 2015. Read more about his life here.