High-Impact Philanthropy Involves More than Money

By March 6, 2018Press

STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

When David Rockefeller died at 101, full-page obituaries in publications like the New York Times made much about his tenure as chairman and chief executive of Chase Bank.

They gave only a passing paragraph to his long involvement with philanthropy, even though that may have been his most lasting contribution.

Rockefeller gave nearly $2 billion to philanthropy, spreading it out over such beneficiaries as the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller and Harvard universities and a sustainable food and agriculture center.

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