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Melissa Berman

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

New York, US

President and CEO

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Melissa Berman
Biography
Melissa Berman is the founding President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., an innovative nonprofit philanthropy service launched by the Rockefeller family in 2002. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ mission is to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world. RPA develops strategic plans, conducts research, manages foundations and trusts, structures major gifts, coordinates donor collaboratives, and provides regranting and fiscal sponsorship services. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors annually manages or facilitates about $200 million in giving.

Personal Business Advice

"Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

Melissa Berman’s Newsfeed

02 Feb 2018
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Elects New Board Chair, Vice Chair and Three Members to Its Board

“The Rockefeller family’s philanthropic legacy continues to inform and inspire donors, and the expertise Michael, Ryan and Robin bring will help RPA increase its impact and presence around the world,” said Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

15 Nov 2017
Agnes Gund’s Art for Justice Fund Aims to Reduce Prison Population by 20% in 5 Years

New York philanthropist and art collector Agnes Gund announced the first round of grants distributed by her Art For Justice Fund on Wednesday, with $22 million going to 30 organizations across the United States working in criminal justice reform and the arts...Beyond Gund’s founding $100 million donation, at least 30 additional philanthropists have pledged to the fund, including a $5 million commitment from Alice Walton. Melissa Berman, president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, noted that the response has been encouraging, and following the holidays they will continue fundraising efforts.

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Melissa Berman’s Background

President and CEO
New York, US
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a non-profit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations.
Senior Vice President
New York, US
The Conference Board, Inc. is a 501 tax-exempt non-profit business membership and research group organization. It counts approximately 1,200 public and private corporations and other organizations as members, encompassing 60 countries.

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The Foundation Center
Board Member
New York, US
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.
Professor
Columbia, US
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