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ING Receives 2010 Harlem Renaissance Award

Abyssinian Development Corporation Honors ING Insurance COO for Commitment to Community

Published 06-02-10

Submitted by ING

Tom McInerney, COO, ING Insurance and chairman of the ING Foundation, received the 2010 Harlem Renaissance Award from Abyssinian Development Corporation today during the organization's Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment breakfast. "Tom McInerney's exemplary commitment to diversity and inclusion, children's education, and empowering the underserved speaks to the very essence of the Harlem Renaissance Award," said Sheena Wright, president and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corporation. "We're so proud to honor this visionary chairman of the ING Foundation who believes, as we do, that education is an essential element to ensuring and building truly successful communities."

"I am honored to receive this prestigious award from Abyssinian Development Corporation," said Tom McInerney. "The ING Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that share in our mission to help communities thrive. We are investing in children's education, financial literacy, diversity, and environmental sustainability programs that are providing the tools and resources people need to manage some of the most pressing social dilemmas we face today. This recognition from Abyssinian Development Corporation is a testament to the values I hold dearly and to ING's continued commitment to serve as a responsible corporate citizen."

Approximately 650 corporate leaders from across all industries, including elected officials, nonprofit leaders and high-profile New York residents, attended the event. The Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment is an opportunity for Abyssinian Development Corporation, its long-time partners, friends and constituents to come together and celebrate extraordinary accomplishments, programs and services that have contributed to the revival of the Harlem community. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of Children's Defense Fund, also received the 2010 Harlem Renaissance Award.

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 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 107,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.

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 and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 30 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, diversity and environmental sustainability.

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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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