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Melissa’s News Archive

The News Archive for Melissa Berman

Melissa’s News Archive

The News Archive for Melissa Berman

Melissa Berman

President and CEO

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
New York, NY, USA
16 Dec 2020 | Washington Post

MacKenzie Scott Gives Away $4.2 Billion in Four Months

MacKenzie Scott’s gifts this year approach $6 billion, which “has to be one of the biggest annual distributions by a living individual” to working charities, according to Melissa Berman, chief executive officer of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Berman said Scott’s donations show that it’s possible to give large amounts quickly without requiring nonprofits to “jump through a lot of hoops to get the money.”

21 Sep 2020

East Enders Remember Justice Ginsburg

"Thank you, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for the person you were, for the work that you did, for the legacy you have passed on to us," Melissa Berman said through a megaphone on Sunday afternoon at Hook Mill in East Hampton.

25 Jun 2020 | PR Web

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Releases New “Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide..

... for Practitioners" to Help Asset Owners Align Portfolio with Values. “Impact investing is a powerful force that is reshaping how philanthropy defines its operating models,” said Melissa A. Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. “Indeed, without impact investing, the kind of systems change we need to solve deeply persistent challenges and inequities will continue to elude us. That’s part of why we’re so optimistic about the next decade for this practice.”

25 Jun 2020 | Associated Press

Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

“Both individuals like Michael Jordan and corporations like Google across America are making much bigger commitments than they have in the past,” said Melissa Berman, President & CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. “They are also increasingly willing to name the problem as racism and not use euphemisms.”

29 May 2020 | Alliance Magazine

Mercy Corps AgriFin programme awarded $100,000 in Colombia, Rockefeller partnership

As a capstone project for their course on Global Philanthropy taught by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors president and CEO Melissa Berman, also an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, more than 50 MBA students formed a dozen teams that reviewed the top 100 proposals from 100&Change. "The AgriFin initiative emerged on top because it effectively tackled inequity, poverty, and the impact of climate change," Dr. Berman said.

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