Barbara Shubinski is a Research Fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and is co-author of the book Democracy and Philanthropy: The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Experiment, published in 2013.


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Lessons from Family Philanthropy: Rockefeller Brothers Fund at 75

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Barbara Shubinski

Launching family foundations is often the expression of donors’ desires to establish a lasting legacy and to instill in future generations the importance of giving. But family foundations face certain common pitfalls as well. The RBF is often held up as an example of a family foundation that has weathered these storms successfully. How might the ingredients of its success be described? What lessons can it offer?… Read More