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RBF

Accepting the Council on Foundations 2018 Distinguished Service Award, RBF President Stephen Heintz offered remarks on the state of philanthropy in these turbulent times.

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Mission-Aligned Investing

In September 2014, the Fund pledged to a two-step process to divest from fossil fuels: we committed to reducing exposure to coal and tar sands to less than one percent by the end of the year. At the same time, we began a comprehensive analysis of our exposure to other fossil fuel investments and began developing a strategy to eliminate the Fund’s exposure to these energy sources as quickly as possible.

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Culpeper Arts & Culture
Pocantico

In addition to participating in a week-long residency to develop a new piece called 'us/we' in tandem with artist José Parlá, the company performed excerpts from their repertoire as well as a preview of new works.

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Mission-Aligned Investing

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.

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RBF

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.”

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Sustainable Development

I work on climate change. I think about climate change every single day. I think about how to slow it, how to adapt to it and how to get other people to care about it. But I don’t often have to breathe climate change.

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Peacebuilding

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.

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Culpeper Arts & Culture
Pocantico

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.

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Sustainable Development
Mission-Aligned Investing

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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Sustainable Development

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has joined with 28 other foundations and individual philanthropists to commit a collective $4 billion over the next five years to combat climate change.

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