John D. Rockefeller

CHICAGO, September 17, 2009 — Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the largest independent nonprofit advisory service of its kind, today announced the opening of an office in Chicago to serve donors across the Midwest. The move, which will significantly expand the scope of professional philanthropy services available to donors and their financial and legal advisors, builds on the firm’s longtime activities and growing client base in the region.

NEW YORK — Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today released the first of three publications that examine the state of diversity in philanthropy.  The series arrives as public pressure grows for foundations to be more responsive to underserved and diverse communities, and foundation leaders reconsider the many ways to incorporate diverse perspectives into solving our greatest challenges. Published with the goal of encouraging open dialogue in the field, highlighting accomplishments and promising programs, and recommending strategies to address institutional and field changes, the series will include quantitative data, analysis of model diversity programs and commentary by leaders in philanthropy and related fields. The first report, “Philanthropy

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