David Rockefeller Fund

NEWS

July 10, 2014 — After nearly 25 years of leading the David Rockefeller Fund as its Executive Director, Marnie Pillsbury will be stepping down at the end of the year according to Michael Quattrone, chairman of the Fund’s board. She has served in that capacity since 1990, shortly after David Rockefeller and his late wife, Peggy, founded the family foundation. She will continue as philanthropic advisor to Mr. Rockefeller. Read more »

Position Specification:
Executive Director: The David Rockefeller Fund

The Work of the David Rockefeller Fund

The David Rockefeller Fund is a family foundation supporting organizations working in Criminal Justice, Environment and the Arts. The Fund often strives to be an early funder so that it can effectively leverage its resources. The Fund makes grants totaling approximately $1.5 million each year. Read more »

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The United States has the largest immigrant detention infrastructure in the world and today, the U.S. government locks up and deports more immigrants than ever before. The expansion of the system is in part due to an arbitrary quota from Congress that requires the incarceration of 34,000 immigrants in detention at any given time. The immigration detention bed quota, which started in 2009, requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to lock-up an average of 34,000 immigrants in detention – close to half a million immigrants annually – in a network of over 250 county and state jails, private prisons and federal facilities. #endthequota

Byron Smith for The New York Times

The New Queens Museum: A look at renovations at the museum.

The Expanded Queens Museum Reopens

The United Nations of voices we encounter on Manhattan’s streets is global but transient: Visitors from abroad come to town and they look, they shop, they leave.

By contrast, the same range of accents we hear in Queens is global but local: People land from everywhere and stay, in one of the most ethnically diverse patches of residential real estate in the nation. Read more »

Co-authored by Ret. Brigadier General Nolen Bivens, U.S. Army

It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. In the early 20th century, World War I ravaged the globe, resulting in more than 37 million casualties. It remains the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history. But it didn’t end warfare. Since World War I concluded, the United States has been involved in more than 25 conflicts, sending throngs of American men and women to the battlefield. Read more »