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The trustees, staff, and grantees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund mourn the death of Dr. Richard G. Rockefeller, a former trustee, board chair, and very dear friend. Richard served on the RBF board of trustees for 23 years, starting in 1989. He was chair of the board from 2006–2013 and was an advisory trustee at the time of his tragic death.

Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, has been recognized as a 2014 NonProfit Times' Power & Influence Top 50 honoree for a second consecutive year. The NonProfit Times commends his commitment to nationwide public engagement, as well as bold ideas on civic engagement, and his recognition of the Fund's responsibility to work toward reducing the use of fossil fuels.

The fifth annual Forum on the Development of Philanthropy in the Western Balkans: Philanthropy for Green Ideas was held from July 24–27, 2014 in Llogara, Albania. Philanthropy for Green Ideas is a regional competition that encourages communities to generate business ideas, utilizing local resources and revitalizing traditions of production and community-based markets in an environmentally-friendly way.


The Partnership for Public Service engages, informs, and mobilizes influential leaders—across government and among the education, philanthropic, and corporate sectors—to promote a more effective public sector.

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