Judith Rodin: Rockefeller Foundation Head Changes the Charity and the World
For challenging the lines of thinking about charity, she is one America's Best Leaders
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October 22, 2009, US News & World Report — Feeding Africa. Bracing the world for climate change. Rebuilding New Orleans. The Rockefeller Foundation's goals were lofty enough before the stock market collapse wiped out a quarter of its roughly $4 billion endowment. But Judith Rodin, the foundation's president, is unbowed. "We have a 100-year history, and we've seen the Great Depression and x number of recessions," she says matter-of-factly. "And our emphasis has always been on tackling the big problems, which have only gotten bigger."