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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.

The International Union of Architects unanimously adopted and committed to a plan to phase out all fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions from the buildings industry by 2050. Michael Northrop, director of the Sustainable Development program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, writes that the declaration is a significant step toward reaching a universal, legal climate agreement in 2015.

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.

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