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Dec 07, 2007, 00:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces First Award Recipients of NYC Cultural Innovation Fund

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced today the first award recipients of the Foundation's...

Nov 13, 2007, 00:00 ET

Robert Buckley, Urban Development Policy Expert, Joins Rockefeller Foundation as Managing Director

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin announced today that Robert M. Buckley is joining the...

Aug 09, 2007, 01:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces $70 Million Commitment to Climate Change Resilience

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced today a $70 million commitment to a new...

Jun 13, 2007, 01:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Fund to Spur Cultural Innovation in NYC

NEW YORK, June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced today the creation of a New York City...

Nov 25, 2004, 00:00 ET

Severe Shortages of Health Workers Threaten Health Initiatives

LONDON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has for the first time quantified the dangerous scarcity of health care workers around the globe,...

Jan 15, 2002, 00:00 ET

Arts and Cultural Organizations Are Critical to Community Health; Rockefeller Foundation Provides Grants to 14 Organizations Addressing Pressing Social Issues

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation said today that support for community-based arts and cultural projects, including...

Jan 07, 2002, 00:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Darren Walker To Head Its Working Communities Division

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Conway, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, today announced the appointment of Darren Walker as...

Jun 07, 2001, 01:00 ET

Fourteen American Artists Receive Fellowships to Develop Film, Video and Multimedia Projects

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the 2001 winners of its annual Film, Video and Multimedia Fellowship...

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to Its Board of Trustees

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to its...

Mar 28, 2001, 00:00 ET

New Rockefeller Foundation Report Suggests Innovative Strategies For Achieving Racial Justice

NEW YORK, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Formerly enslaved Thai garment workers in El Monte, CA, establish a cooperative business after obtaining...

Dec 26, 2000, 00:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces More Than $2 Million in Grants in Its Creativity & Culture Division

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynn A. Szwaja, Acting Director of the Creativity & Culture division of the Rockefeller Foundation, today...

Dec 15, 2000, 00:00 ET

Raymund A. Paredes Appointed Director of the Rockefeller Foundation's Creativity and Culture Program

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymund A. Paredes, associate vice chancellor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a...

Oct 18, 2000, 01:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces New Fellows for Its Next Generation Leadership Program

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation has selected a new group of 24 participants to serve as fellows for its Next...

Jun 14, 2000, 01:00 ET

James F. Orr, III Elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- James F. Orr, III, president and chief executive officer of United Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: UAM),...

Jun 25, 1999, 01:00 ET

Food Gains for the World's Poor are Being Threatened by Furor Over Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Promising advances that may help improve the food supply to poor people in developing countries are under...

Mar 24, 1999, 00:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Elects Four New Members to Board of Trustees

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation announced that four new members have been elected to the...

Oct 31, 1997, 00:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Search for New Male Contraception

BERLIN and NEW YORK, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the serious dearth of contraceptive options for men worldwide, officials from the...

Oct 06, 1997, 01:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces New President

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Conway, 59, has been named president of the Rockefeller Foundation, based in New York City. Effective...

Oct 06, 1997, 01:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces New Member of the Board of Trustees

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert A. Bowman, 42, president and chief operation officer of ITT Corporation headquartered in New York City,...