Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is an independent, nonprofit service that develops and manages giving programs for individuals, families, foundations and trusts. The successor to the philanthropy office of Rockefeller Financial Services, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors currently serves approximately 100 clients, advising on and managing more than $50 million in annual giving in more than 40 countries. It was separated from the financial services business in 2002 in order to create a public purpose nonprofit that allows a wide range of people to leverage the capabilities and extensive network built by the Rockefeller family over the course of six successive generations.
New Members Add Even Greater Breadth and Depth Prior to joining Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Doug Bauer was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and President of the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, the firm's donor-advised fund. Mr. Bauer was formerly Director of Community Partnership at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Executive Director of the SmithKline Beecham Foundation, where he focused on community-based healthcare in both the developed and developing world. Previously, Mr. Bauer was a Program Officer for Culture at the Pew Charitable Trusts where he created and managed two results-oriented, multi-year operating support programs for arts organizations. Mr. Bauer serves on boards or committees for the Council on Foundations, The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the Communications Network in Philanthropy. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches a course and seminars on philanthropy.
Rick Love also joins as a Philanthropic Advisor. Previously, he was a Vice President with Goldman Sachs, where he developed grant strategies to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged students internationally. Earlier at Knight Foundation as Director of Education Programs, he developed its support for education at all levels both nationally and in 26 local communities. Prior to that, he was Vice President of the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Education, a collaborative funder of small private colleges, and served as Assistant to the President at Davidson College.
As a senior advisor, Judy Belk brings to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors more than twenty years of leadership experience in strategic philanthropy, community relations, corporate citizenship and non-profit management. Most recently, as Vice President of Global Public Affairs for Levi Strauss & Co., Ms. Belk was instrumental in shaping the company's global community involvement and philanthropic strategy, particularly through her work directing the activities of the Levi Strauss Foundation. Based in California, Ms. Belk has served as a senior advisor and consultant to numerous organizations, including the James Irvine Foundation, The California Endowment, Target Corporation and the Women's Funding Network. Ms Belk is a member of the corporate Board of Trustees for Citizens Fund, a family of socially responsible mutual funds with assets over $1 billion.
Bill Dietel, who also joins Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as a senior advisor, has had extensive experience as a board member and officer of a broad array of nonprofit organizations, including the American Farmland Trust, the New York Public Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development. Mr. Dietel has served as Chairman of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards (now BoardSource); was President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and is currently President of the Pierson-Lovelace Foundation and the Brain Mapping Medical Research Organization, both of which are located in Los Angeles. He also currently serves as a trustee for the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust, the Child Care and Learning Center, and Guidestar, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Philanthropy in London. Mr. Dietel is the co-author, with Linda R. Dietel, of The Board Chair Handbook (BoardSource, 2001).
"This is an exciting time for those of us involved in philanthropic activities," said Ms. Berman. "We are privileged to be in a position to connect thoughtful, generous donors with the world's worthiest causes. We eagerly anticipate the effect that Doug, Rick, Judy and Bill's involvement will have on how we help clients achieve their philanthropic goals." – less–ZoomInfo