Big Givers: David Rockefeller Announces Another Huge Donation
David Rockefeller is a big giver who is part of the trend of not waiting until death to announce large donations. He has just pledged $100-million to Harvard University, his alma mater. This is the third time he has dropped $100 million on a donation, in 2005 that he planned to give $100-million apiece to the Museum of Modern Art and to Rockefeller University. All three organizations will receive the money upon his death (Rockefeller is 92) but in the meantime he will be giving out an an annual payment of $2.5-million a year until he dies which works out to roughly the interest on the money. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Rockefeller has given or pledged a total of at least $1-billion to nonprofit institutions over his lifetime.