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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
18 Feb 2020

Jeff Bezos’ $10B Climate Pledge Could Spur Giving

“This could be a game changer on efforts to deal with climate change for the planet,” says Melissa Berman, CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) in New York. In terms of spurring more philanthropy, “Bezos’ commitment could certainly have a multiplier effect,” Berman says.

20 Jan 2020 | Forbes

Environment And Conservation Finally Become Urgent Issues For Philanthropists

Driving this change is the more immediate demands of the next generation of philanthropists, the report shows. "They're seeking new approaches and instruments to address acute social and environmental issues effectively," says Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors CEO, Melissa A. Berman.

21 Jun 2019

Herring announces distribution of recovered funds to cancer centers

RPA CEO Melissa Berman noted, “We are pleased to be part of this landmark process of ensuring that the philanthropic intent of donors is coming to fruition, despite the conduct of bad actors.” RPA will ensure that the funding will serve patients in all 50 states, and will monitor, ensure compliance and provide detailed reporting for all grants awarded.

28 May 2019 | The New York Times

MacKenzie Bezos Owns $36 Billion in Amazon Shares. Now She Is Vowing to Give Away Much of Her Wealth

“I think part of the reason we are seeing a global culture of giving is that people expect that the wealthiest of the wealthiest should be generous, and I think the expectation is not only that they should be generous but that they should be knowledgeable and personally involved,” said Melissa A. Berman, the president and chief executive of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a nonprofit company that helps donors find charities and manage their giving."

20 May 2019

Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s Gift May Inspire Other Donors to Address Student Loans

“More and more philanthropists are aware of this issue... Student loans have become a major burden for a generation of millennials in the U.S"., says Melissa A. Berman, President & CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors...

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