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Saturday in Sleepy Hollow

Kathy Perutz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

Last Saturday we rode out to Sleepy Hollow, home of Washington Irving, where a large cemetery holds the remains of many eminent New Yorkers, particularly the rich ones, Rockefeller and Chrysler and Carnegie - oh my!, and Washington Irving too, whose prose I could never properly digest and which, like the driest cakes of Austrian pastry makers, requires a hefty dollop of schlag, of pure whipped cream, to make it go down easier.

Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Seeding the Way for Transformative Change: An Open Invitation from The Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

With Insight Dialogues, we hope to not only catalyze conversations that cut across generations, geographies, points of view and experiences, but also help identify where we must deepen, elevate or refine our focus.

This Scion Of Standard Oil Is Ditching Her ExxonMobil Stock

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Neva Rockefeller Goodwin was born into a family whose ancestors built the American oil industry. But now she's taking steps to direct some of the fami...

There's More to the Oil Crash Than Meets the Eye

J. L. Morin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
J. L. Morin

As New York shakes off another dose of the climate change reality dealt by winter storm Juno, many are beginning to re-appreciate the forces of Nature and the power of public policy.

A Shout Heard 'Round the World

Michael Brune | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

After this week, no one ever needs to feel alone in this fight. We are millions of people, all around the world. Together, we have power that even the wealthiest corporations in the world will be unable to resist.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

Remembering Dick Rockefeller

Henry Miller | Posted 08.17.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

Dick Rockefeller once slept on my couch. That's all you need to know to understand that Dr. Richard Rockefeller, an heir to the Rockefeller fortune, wasn't your typical son of great wealth.

Rockefeller Family Member Killed In Small Plane Crash Near New York City

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK, June 13 (Reuters) - The great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was killed on Friday when his...

War - Art - Peace: I

Frank Browning | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

War is in the air again. Be it in Ukraine, surrounded by the second largest stash of nuclear weapons on earth outside the U.S., or among the legions of child soldiers in Somalia, Congo and Sudan, or with bad luck, back on the Indochinese peninsula up to Bangladesh.

A Portrait of JFK, Rockefeller Reflections

Jerry Kremer | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Jerry Kremer

Over my desk hangs an oil portrait of President John F. Kennedy. The painting attracts many comments from visitors to my office who admire its strong resemblance to the late president. Like all good works of art, this one has a story associated with it, and it involves Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

All Kinds of Things You Won't See on St. Barts

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

lf St. Barts sounds like a tropical Shangri-La, it comes pretty close. There's only one catch: it ranks among the most expensive getaways on the planet. One reason is that everything has to be shipped in, but the big reason is because the island caters to an upscale clientele.

The American Grandeur of Cleveland

Sally Fay | Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel
Sally Fay

In 2013, Cleveland has a different kind of American grandeur than it did in its industrial heyday of the early 20th century, but rather than get stuck in the past and not learn the lessons from it, the city has aged well into a modern, global and down-to-earth city.

Continuing West Virginia's Tradition of Public Service During the National Scout Jamboree

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

What does public service and giving back mean to you? For the people of West Virginia, public service and giving back is a way of life.

Tom Wheeler Should Not Be the Next FCC Chairman: Do You Like Your Wireless Bills?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Thomas Wheeler is the heir apparent to the departing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. From 1992 through 2004, Tom Wheeler was president and CEO of the Cellular Telecom and Internet Association. If Wheeler is nominated he would have to take on his previous clients.

Rockefeller's Political Grant Wastes Money

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

A $100,000 grant isn't a big one at the Rockefeller Foundation. But the grant maker's decision to award that much to a thinly disguised effort to give businesses more influence in the New York City's mayor's race is both inappropriate and a waste of philanthropic resources.

Buffett On Philanthropy: 'It'd Be Madness Not To Do It'

Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact

A group of billionaires met to talk about money -- not earning it, but how to best give it away. Thirty-five billionaires who have handed over a m...

Modern Family, Rockefeller Style

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Schwab

When I first met Sue Rockefeller at a social function, she was simply a person standing next to me with a wine glass.

Wealth, Weddings, Poverty and Philanthropy -- A Weekend Rolling in American Philanthropy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Why is John and Heather's wedding and what John's studying now important? Why is remembering the philanthropic investment in transforming and liberalizing education so important?

Will Republicans Shut Down the FAA Again to Help Delta's Union Busting?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Once again Republicans are ready to shut down the FAA to help a union-busting effort by Delta Airlines.

The Old Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're reeling toward our ecological and political comeuppance in a state of narcissistic denial; there is too little public seriousness about the issues that face us.

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.

WATCH: Kanye And Jay-Z Play MoMA

Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts

Kanye West and Jay-Z performed last night at MoMA's 2011 "Party In The Garden Benefit," which honored Patricia Phelps De Cisneros, Mimi Haas, Jill Kra...