2018 Annual Review: Staff & Trustees
Posted on: May 24, 2019
In 2018, the Fund employed a total of 65 staff, including 45 full-time and 20 part-time employees. Two part-time staff worked in Finance and Operations, and three part-time and 15 hourly employees provided operations and maintenance support to The Pocantico Center.
The Fund filled 13 vacancies in 2018. The average tenure of RBF employees in 2018 was 9.7 years.
In 2018, certain services of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Human Resources, Operations, Accounting, and Information Technology departments were shared with the David Rockefeller Fund, the Rockefeller Family Fund, and the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation. In addition, the Human Resources departments provided support to the American Conservation Association, Asian Cultural Council, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Rockefeller Archive Center, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. These organizations reimbursed the RBF for their share of these services.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment is shaped by our values, our work, and the philanthropic traditions of the Rockefeller family. We strive to maintain the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and accountability and are committed to recruiting a diverse board of trustees and staff; fostering open and effective cooperation; engaging with diverse constituencies; working with grantees to achieve shared goals; working with diverse vendors, contractors, and consultants; advocating public policy that advances social inclusion; and promoting intercultural understanding.
In 2018, 61 percent of the RBF staff self-identified as White, 16 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 14 percent as Black or African American, seven percent as Asian or South Asian, and one percent as Two or More Races. Women accounted for 82 percent of the staff.
Twenty trustees served on the RBF board in 2018; ten are members of the Rockefeller family, including eight from the fifth generation. Of the trustees, 80 percent are White, 10 percent are Asian or South Asian, and 10 percent are Black or African American. Women accounted for 45 percent of the 2018 trustees.
2018 RBF Trustees
Ambassador Ryan Crocker
Wendy Gordon, Vice Chair
Stephen Heintz, President
Valerie Rockefeller, Chair
David Rockefeller, Jr.