Our Family


The Board



Joe currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of Horning Brothers, a real estate development firm which he founded with his brother Lawrence in 1958.  Over the past 60 years, the company has developed and still manages over $600 million in apartments and retail centers in the Washington, DC area.  Joe serves on the Boards of Washington School for Girls and Live It Learn It.


Lynne, an amateur artist and pianist, as well as a passionate supporter of arts education for children, has worked with the Levine School of Music for more than two decades to increase its outreach to kids. She was instrumental in the Levine School’s early childhood musical outreach to children across the city. Lynne currently serves on the board of the Phillips Collection and co-chairs the education committee and provided leadership for their new site at TheARC. 



Missy has lived in Washington all of her life and has worked and volunteered with many DC nonprofits including University Legal Services, Jubilee Jobs, Manna, Inc., and The Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. She currently serves on the Board of City Year Washington.

Mike Young

Mike has 25 years of experience in nonprofit programs and administration. His leadership experience with For Love of Children and Hope and a Home proves valuable in guiding HFF strategy and development.

Joseph Horning

Joseph is a High School Choral Director in Massachusetts. His choirs sing repertoire ranging from classical to musical theater to gospel. They regularly tour Europe and have performed the National Anthem at Boston’s Fenway Park on several occasions. As Vice Chairman of Horning Brothers, he brought together a collaborative team of preservationists, architects, and arts advocates to plan the adaptive re-use of the historic Tivoli Theater in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. He serves on the Advisory Board of GALA Hispanic Theater.

Fiona Lovell Horning

Fiona is a mixed media artist.  In her over 30 years of affiliation with Boston area non-profits she has taught art as well as mindfulness meditation to children and adults.  She helped found the Education Initiative at Harvard’s Mind/Body Medical Institute. A Parent Alumnus of The Hyde School, she continues to lead new parent seminars aimed at healing family divides. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband of almost 25 years. She is delighted to be the mother of three adult sons.

Andrew Horning

Andy took his role as middle child seriously by choosing the field of personal growth as his profession, first as a high school basketball coach, then psychotherapist, and now Hoffman Process teacher. Andy relishes the chance to work together with his family in deepening his understanding of how to best support the foundation and connecting with his birthplace, the city of Washington.

Genevieve Horning

Genny spent 25 years in the nonprofit world working for a number of organizations, including Reading is Fundamental,  the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  She recently retired from coaching high school lacrosse after ten years.

John Horning

John currently directs an environmental nonprofit in New Mexico. His experience as an aspiring grantee in his professional work informs his belief that humility, partnership, and long-term committed funding are key values and approaches for the Horning Family Fund.





Dara Johnson

Dara is the program officer of the Horning Family Fund. Prior to joining HFF in 2015, she spent 14 years in education as an elementary school teacher, literacy coach, and assistant principal with the Dekalb County, Atlanta, and DC Public School Systems.  In addition to her work with the foundation, Dara currently serves as a volunteer with Horton’s Kids, Calvary’s Women Services, and Little Lights Ministries.