Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and head of corporate responsibility, was one of the many influential attendees at this year’s Harlem School of the Arts fall benefit. ING Foundation, one of the proud sponsors of the benefit, is an organization that provides necessary resources for children’s education and financial literacy programs that educate and empower underserved communities. Through giving and community partnerships, ING Foundation makes it their responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities they serve.
Mims grew up in Aiken County in South Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association. Mims served as an environmental civil litigation attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and as a senior attorney with the National District Attorney Association’s American Prosecutor’s Research Institute prior to her current position at ING.
Mims is dedicated to the ING Foundation’s mission of ensuring financial mobility through education and arts programs like Harlem School of the Arts. Though Mims has found success in the world of finance and law, she appreciates the arts and is the mother of a budding actress and musician.
When queried about the legacy she hopes to leave, Mims responded that she hopes to “empower young women to learn about personal finance and investing financial in their financial future. I want more young women, especially women of color, to break into the financial services industry.”