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David Rockefeller, Jr.
Philanthropist 
 Environmentalist
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Chairman of Rockefeller & Co. and Philanthropist David Rockefeller Jr. is a fourth generation leader of the prominent Rockefeller family. Actively involved in the non-profit and environmental sectors, he believes that public-private partnerships are the key to strengthening the connections between business, government, and philanthropy.ropy.

An avid sailor, Rockefeller was a member of the Pew Oceans Commission, investigating the world’s oceans and providing the federal government with new policy recommendations. Following this involvement, Rockefeller founded Sailors for the Sea to promote environmental protection and educate the boating community about ocean health.

In 2009 Rockefeller teamed up with sailor Mark Schrader for the first-ever sailing circumnavigation of the Americas. Over 13 months, the crew made 50 port calls in 13 countries. Along the way, they took thousands of photographs and studied the oceans taking climatic and oceanographic measurements and observing currents, coral bleaching, and ocean acidification. The 2011 book, One Island, One Ocean, documents the voyage and the importance of ocean conservation.

David Rockefeller's passionate commitment to the environment goes deeper than the oceans; he is a past vice chair of the National Park Foundation and the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Harvard-educated, Rockefeller is an advocate for the arts and arts education. He chaired the National Panel - Arts, Education and Americans, which produced the book, Coming to Our Senses: The Significance of the Arts for American Education. He also worked as a manager of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and served on committees of the National Endowment for the Arts and the board of National Public Radio. He is a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The great-grandson of famed industrialist John D. Rockefeller, he is actively involved with his family’s philanthropic, real estate, investment, and legacy organizations. He served as Trustee and Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and as President of the Rockefeller Family Fund. Presently, he serves as Chairman of Rockefeller & Co., a wealth advisory and asset management firm with approximately $15 billion in assets under management. 

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Videos
  • Receives World Monuments Fund Hadrian Award – interview (2012)
  • We Are Family Foundation's 2010 Visionary Honoree (2012)
  • Bloomberg Clip on charitable giving (2012)
  • Fighting Climate Change on the Ocean (2012)
  • 2013 YachtWorld Hero Award (2014)
  • Celebrating the Rockefellers in New York (2013)
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Speech (2012)
  • Into the Horizon and Under the Keel - A conversation with David Rockefeller, Jr.
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Speaking Topics
Legacy and The Future of Philanthropy
One Island, One Ocean: The Future of Life on Earth
Coming to Our Senses: The Significance of the Arts for American Education
Books & Other Works
  • One Island, One Ocean
Testimonials
“Susan and David work as our Guardian angels, Always reminding us of the importance of protecting our planet.”
Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind
Keywords
Adventure
Business
Capitalism
Climate Change
Conservation
Environment
Exploration
Family
Fundraiser
Investing
Nature
Philanthrophy
Renewable Energy
Success
Sustainability
Values
Water
Wealth