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2013-10-28 12:25:47

MEDIA ALERT - WEDS OCT 30, 6:00 PM - PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, will award Sir Elton John this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for his advocacy on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS, and for the...

2013-10-11 12:23:41

Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18 / 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday and Friday October 17 and 18, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) will host the 2013 MAS Summit for New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. With a historic election this fall and the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, this year's Summit themes--Innovation and Leadership--will tackle the challenges and opportunities facing New...

2013-10-11 12:21:11

Stewards of NYC's public parks, community gardens, trees and urban farms honored NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the recipients of the 2013 Jane Jacobs Medal - Bette Midler and Ian Marvy. The Medals are awarded each year to recipients whose work creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City, challenges traditional assumptions and creatively uses the urban environment to make New York...

2013-10-03 08:26:51

Award will be presented at The Rockefeller Foundation's October 30(th) event NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is pleased to announce that Founder Sir Elton John will receive The Rockefeller Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award at The Rockefeller Foundation's "A Celebration of American Philanthropy" event in Washington, D.C., on October 30, 2013. "At the Rockefeller Foundation, we are constantly searching for innovative...

2013-10-03 08:26:50

Rockefeller Foundation to Honor 'Rocket Man' for his Contribution to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS and the Stigma Associated with the Disease NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today announced that Sir Elton John will be the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be conferred during the Foundation's Centennial year at its upcoming event - "A Celebration of American Philanthropy" - to be held on October 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The...

2013-09-24 08:26:16

The Rockefeller Foundation, joined by Swiss Re, Palantir, World Bank, American Institute of Architects, and Architecture for Humanity, advance a new vision for urban resilience globally NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, during the opening plenary of the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton announced a global Commitment to Action to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. The Commitment to Action, led by The Rockefeller...

2013-06-18 12:28:02

Competition discovers 10 top innovations that are transforming the livelihoods of informal workers NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation has selected 10 Winners of the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in search of solutions that improve livelihoods for poor or vulnerable workers in the world's informal economies - the business enterprises and jobs that exist partially or completely outside of government regulation....

2013-06-12 16:22:25

Natural Resource Economist to Lead Ecosystems Work NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today that Dr. Fred Boltz has been appointed to the role of Managing Director and will lead the Foundation's global work related to ecosystems. Dr. Boltz will be based in New York. Dr. Boltz, a natural resource economist by training, has more than 20 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental...

2013-05-06 12:22:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Fellows for the 2013 Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation. The Fellowship Program brings together a diverse group of 18 leaders who are committed to integrating social innovation into their work, and interested in addressing the root causes of problems affecting poor or vulnerable populations by transforming the systems we live in - political,...

2013-03-14 12:22:45

Now accepting nominations for 2013 Jane Jacobs Medals NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin is awarding the recipients of the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal - Ronald Shiffman, Rosanne Haggerty, Carl Skelton, and the team from ioby - Erin Barnes, Brandon Whitney, and Cassie Flynn. The medal ceremony had been previously scheduled for November 2012, but due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy the Foundation postponed the...