David Rockefeller Jr.
The Rockefeller Family
Since the late nineteenth century members of the Rockefeller family
have been deeply engaged in efforts to conserve and preserve this country's
increasingly endangered natural heritage. This engagement has taken
many forms; from creating some of our great national parks—Acadia
and Virgin Islands—and expanding others—Great Smokies and
Grand Tetons; to saving the tiny community gardens of New York City
from careless real estate development; to providing leadership to and
supporting the work of the many organizations leading the fight for
stronger environmental standards and greater ecological awareness in
the United States and around the world. Five generations of Rockefellers
have given us a distinguished and distinctive legacy of commitment and
David Rockefeller, Jr.
David Rockefeller, Jr., director and former chair of Rockefeller &
Co., Inc., is an active participant in the nonprofit arena, especially
in the areas of environment, the arts, public education and philanthropy.
He is vice chair of the National Park Foundation and former national
vice chair of the Alaska Conservation Foundation, an organization dedicated
to preserving the Alaskan natural environment and its native cultures.
He is also an avid sailor and has raced and cruised for forty years
in the waters from Labrador to Miami and from San Diego to Alaska.
Mr. Rockefeller, a former chair of the Rockefeller Brothers
Fund, continues to serve on its board and is also a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations. A graduate of Harvard College and of Harvard Law
School, Mr. Rockefeller and his wife, Diana Newell Rockefeller, a creative
writer, have two children.