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ING Foundation President Rhonda Mims Named One of Four Winners of PR News’ CSR Executives of the Year Award

Published 02-27-09

Submitted by ING

Rhonda Mims, president, ING Foundation

ING Foundation president Rhonda Mims has been named one of four winners of the CSR Executives of the Year award, sponsored by PR News. The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of financial services leader ING.

The CSR Executives of the Year Award is part of PR News' Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, which are widely considered one of the leading CSR awards competitions. The awards recognize "people and companies that successfully demonstrate that altruism, philanthropy and employee commitment to 'do good' can go a long way towards making an impact on a community, key stakeholders and on a company's bottom line." Entries are judged by a blue chip panel of corporate and agency executives, academicians, as well as by the staff of PR News,.

"On behalf of all the employees of ING, we are thrilled that PR News has seen fit to recognize our efforts," said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president of ING's Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. "It is important marketplace validation of the foundation's strategic approach and of the early success of our financial empowerment advocacy efforts."

Over the past year, the ING Foundation has concentrated on bringing greater strategic focus to its giving strategy and to developing an advocacy platform around financial empowerment, particularly among underserved communities such as multicultural youth. "Our goal was to align our efforts with our core competencies and fine tune our giving to generate more meaningful impact in our communities and across the business," said Mims. "We focused on financial empowerment because the need is terribly urgent, and ING has the expertise and resources to create positive, long-term change."

The other winners in the CSR Executives of the Year category are Agata Tyszkiewicz of Publicis, Jeff Glueck of Inc., and Kevin Moss of BT Group.

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million residential, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 125,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 29 million customers across the nation.

ING's diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer.

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About the ING Foundation

The ING Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on sustainable programs in the areas of financial literacy, children's education and diversity.



ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment management and life insurance operations of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING). In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning. ING U.S. holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 13 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit

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