January 22, 2021

Tina Lundgren on Ronald McDonald House, Skating and Being a Corporate Wife

If there ever was a first lady of retail, it would be Tina Lundgren.
She’s championed charitable causes like the Ronald McDonald House New York at 405 East 73rd Street in Manhattan which houses families of child cancer patients, and Figure Skating in Harlem, which provides a program of education and skating to empower young girls of color with skills to achieve their dreams.
She’s joined her husband Terry J. Lundgren, executive chairman of Macy’s Inc. and former chief executive officer, at countless industry functions, annual meetings in Cincinnati, and at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, sometimes shivering together in the VIP seating on cold days.
She’s an athlete, running long-distance races and even competing in five New York City triathlons to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House New York along with the team of 85 to 90 athletes she organized. This year, a stress fracture sidelined her. The annual gala for RMHNY raised $4.9 million in May, while the triathlon brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Through high school, Lundgren was a competitive figure skater in the singles category. Pairs wasn’t her thing. “I never trusted anyone enough to throw me in the air,” she said. After high school, she taught

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