David Rockefeller, Jr. Chairman, The Rockefeller Foundation
David Rockefeller, Jr., Director and former Chairman of Rockefeller & Co., is also an active participant in the nonprofit arena, especially in the areas of environment, the arts and philanthropy.
Mr. Rockefeller serves as Board Chair of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art and the Asian Cultural Council. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Rockefeller’s former foundation affiliations include service as Trustee and Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Director of the Boston Foundation. He is the former chair of the North American Nominating Committee for the Praemium Imperiale, the Japanese prize for outstanding international achievement in the arts.
Mr. Rockefeller’s passion for the sea and sailing is reflected in his service to conservation and environmental efforts. In 2004, he founded Sailors for the Sea (SfS) to motivate boaters to become ocean stewards. SfS is located in Newport, RI, with satellite offices in Japan and Portugal.
In the tradition of his family’s commitment to sustainable agriculture, Mr. Rockefeller and two of his sisters established The Peggy McGrath Rockefeller Foundation, formed to manage 2200 acres of New York farmland. The farm will be dedicated to regenerating the soil and supporting young farmers.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Mr. Rockefeller is married to Susan Cohn Rockefeller, a filmmaker and Trustee of Oceana and Stone Barns Center for Agriculture.