Update on the Corona Virus

  • An artist's rendering of the corona virus
    An artist's rendering of the corona virus.

Given the swiftly evolving spread of COVID-19, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has made the difficult decision to close our offices, including The Pocantico Center, beginning Wednesday, March 11, until further notice. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the wellbeing of staff and their families, and to do our part in preventing the spread of the virus.

Staff will be working remotely during this time to continue to fulfill our philanthropic and business commitments, but we ask for your patience as response times may be slower than usual. All foreign and domestic business travel has been suspended through April 30.

The Pocantico Center has also postponed all conferences, meetings, and other programs until further notice; Pocantico staff will contact conference organizers with further information. For questions about the status of upcoming public programs and residencies at the Pocantico Center, please contact Elly Kelly.

We are regularly assessing the situation to determine whether additional precautions are necessary and will communicate any changes to our plans as they arise.

For more information on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, please visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

World Health Organization (WHO)