Lynne Korman Honickman
Founder and President
Lynne Korman Honickman is founder and president of The Honickman Foundation, which partners for the future through art, education and community in concert with its affiliate, The Honickman Charitable Trust. A devoted wife and partner for over 60 years, as well as a mother and grandmother, Lynne has managed to bring into balance the life of being a supportive spouse, with her passions, interests and values.
Formally trained as a writer and artist, Lynne is now an activist for the arts and for pressing social issues. Her core values are derived from her family and her Jewish heritage — a legacy that values family, hard work and civic responsibility. In 1976, she established Regional Media Associates, an in-house advertising agency for the Honickman Bottling Group, where she served as president and creative director for fifteen years.
As her children, her own life and her husband's career matured, Lynne expanded her love for the arts into a commitment to social causes that support and benefit many of the artists, friends and acquaintances who had touched and influenced her life. She had learned from a family tradition of 'Tikkun Haalam' — to repair the world — believing with Martin Luther King that "our lives begin and end the day we become silent about things that really matter." In the mid-eighties, Lynne joined the fledgling God's Love We Deliver, a feeding and educational service in New York for the homebound living with AIDS, and served as trustee of GLWD for twelve years. She was a trustee of the Aperture Foundation from 1985 to 2004 and served as its president for several years.
In 1989, Lynne established The Honickman Foundation and it is from this base that she serves — committing her time, energy, and resources.
While Lynne has stepped back from serving as a trustee and board member, she continues her philanthropic involvement as a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Education Committee; the Prints, Drawing and Photography Committee; and as a member of Focus: Friends of Photography. She serves on the advisory board of Project H.O.M.E., which provides housing, opportunities, medical care and education for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families. Lynne is also on the advisory boards of MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance), The American Poetry Review, and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. She is the founder of Moms Against Guns, which merged with CeasefirePA in 2010, and serves on the advisory board of CeaseFirePA Education Fund.