Anne Van Ingen, the great-great-granddaughter of the Institute's founder, Charles Pratt, has become the third member of Pratt’s founding family to serve on the Institute’s Board of Trustees.
A resident of New York City, Van Ingen is a historic preservationist with more than 30 years' experience in advocacy, grant-making, and nonprofit management—a subject that she currently teaches as an adjunct assistant professor of historic preservation at Columbia University.
In the private sector, Van Ingen is a founding partner of 5516 Dauphine LLC, an affordable housing company working in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and a director of Charles Pratt and Co. LLC, a financial services company in New York City.
From 1983 to 2010, Van Ingen was director of the Architecture, Planning and Design Program and Capital Projects at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). In addition, from 1982 to 2010, she was a director and vice president of the Good Hope Corporation, a 15,000-acre timber plantation and hunting preserve in South Carolina. She has also spoken and written widely on historic preservation, fundraising, and philanthropy.
Van Ingen has received numerous awards in recognition of her distinguished service to New York State and the nation. She holds a bachelor of arts in art history from Middlebury College and a master of science in historic preservation from Columbia University.
Text: Charlotte Savidge
Photo: Wes Haynes