Geraldine F. Watson is vice president for finance and operations at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She was promoted to this position on October 1, 2006. This senior management position includes oversight of the finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, and operations functions for the RBF, as well as the Rockefeller Family Fund, the David Rockefeller Fund, and several of its affiliates.

Ms. Watson joined the RBF in 1994 as comptroller, directing the financial reporting responsibilities for the RBF, the RFF, the DRF, along with the Asian Cultural Council and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. From 1989 through 1994, Ms. Watson was engaged as an independent consultant, providing financial and tax services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to 1989, Ms. Watson served as an audit manager with Price Waterhouse. She currently chairs the board of Confluence Philanthropy, and serves on the board of Philanthropy New York as treasurer and chair of the finance committee. Ms. Watson also serves on the board of The Interchurch Center, chairs its finance committee, and is a member of its compensation and personnel committee.

Ms. Watson received a B.S. from Fairfield University and attained her CPA classification shortly thereafter.

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The Fund’s Divestment Efforts One Year Later

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The RBF Earns Platinum LEED Certification

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) has earned the competitive LEED Platinum certification (LEED-CI v2009) from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new office in New York City.