Richard Mittenthal is the President and CEO of TCC Group. Since joining the firm in 1989, he has led consulting and planning assignments for a wide range of clients, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Margaret Cargill Foundation, the Jewish Museum, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Children's Defense Fund, the United Way of New York City, the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Roosevelt Institute.
In 1997, Mr. Mittenthal initiated a collaborative effort with the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy to create the Grantmakers Institute, a series of educational courses for foundation staff around the country. In 1999, he served as Senior Advisor to the 93rd American Assembly: Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America. He was a member of the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy, an initiative involving fifty-eight individuals from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and the Council of the Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program. In 1982, he served as the first Chairman of Grantmakers in the Arts.
Mr. Mittenthal spent twelve years at the New York Community Trust, the largest community foundation in the United States, where he served as the Trust’s Vice President for Programs, overseeing the discretionary grant program. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Eye‐Bank for Sight Restoration and Symphony Space, where he was Board President for eight years. He has served as a Mayoral appointee to the New York City Commission on Cultural Affairs, a Trustee of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, a Director of the Alliance for the Arts, and a Trustee of The American Symphony Orchestra League. Recently, he was appointed by Governor David Patterson to the New York State Council on the Arts.
He has a BS in Economics from Roosevelt University in Chicago and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.