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RBF Board Chair Valerie Rockefeller, Founding Trustee David Rockefeller, and President Stephen Heintz in 2015. (Todd Shapera Photography)

David Rockefeller Gift Raises Rockefeller Brothers Fund Endowment to $1.2 Billion

David Rockefeller pledged to auction his collection of art, antiquities, furniture, and other personal items after his death and to distribute the proceeds to a number of charitable organizations. He made a $250 million gift to the RBF, the largest of his philanthropic bequests.

RBF President Stephen Heintz to Receive Council on Foundations Distinguished Service Award

First presented in 1984, the Award “highlights those who not only have accomplished a great deal in the field of philanthropy, but have done so while exemplifying the intellect, integrity, and leadership to which the field aspires.”
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.

RBF President Stephen Heintz Joins Call to Engage in Diplomacy with Iran

The National Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon on Sunday released a statement calling on President Trump to temper his administration's unilateral pressure on Iran with diplomatic engagement.

Lage Lund Quartet Presents New Jazz Works to Pocantico Audience

In July, acclaimed jazz guitarist Lage Lund performed at The Pocantico Center, kicking off a week-long summer composition residency cohosted by The Jazz Gallery.
Source: The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement 2018 Report by Arabella Advisors.

Global Divestment Movement Continues to Accelerate

Divestment from the global fossil fuels industry has increased nearly twelve thousand percent over the last four years, a recent report from Arabella Advisors and DivestInvest finds.

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