David Rockefeller, Jr., is a longstanding businessman and philanthropist. He has held many positions amongst Rockefeller-related entities, as well as in nonprofits that support the arts, education, and the environment.
David previously served as a trustee and chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and was president of the Rockefeller Family Fund. He was twice chairman of Rockefeller & Company, which became Rockefeller Capital Management in 2018, and where he now serves on the board of directors. He is currently a trustee of the David Rockefeller Fund, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
As a passionate supporter of the arts, David is a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council and a life trustee of the Museum of Modern Art. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
True to his family’s legacy of land preservation, David served as citizen chair of the National Parks Foundation from 1995–2005. In 2013, he and two of his sisters established the Peggy McGrath Rockefeller Foundation, operating under the name “Stone House Grain.” Stone House Grain holds and manages 2,000 acres of farmland in Columbia County, New York, and is dedicated to promoting regenerative agriculture as well as to supporting young farmers.
David’s commitment to environmental preservation and his passion for sailing led him to found the nonprofit organization, Sailors for the Sea (SfS), in 2004. In 2018 SfS joined forces with the global ocean conservation organization, Oceana, becoming one of its programs. He has joined Oceana as a director where he promotes the organization’s campaign-driven work to sailors worldwide.
David is a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family.