Statement by The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation’s success lies in our values of trust, optimism, collaboration, equity, transparency, and accountability. Every member of our team is expected to live these values as they define our culture.

On May 11, we announced Richard D. Parsons would be transitioning from his post as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the completion of his term. On May 29, The Rockefeller Foundation received an allegation of misconduct against Mr. Parsons from an employee.

We took this extremely seriously and in accordance with our policies and procedures, the Foundation immediately engaged the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to conduct an ongoing, independent investigation and to report to the Board of Trustees.

As of June 1, 2021, Mr. Parsons no longer holds any role with the Foundation.

Retired four-star U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees.

For press and other queries, contact:
Eileen O’Connor, SVP Communications, Policy and Advocacy

Email: eoconnor@rockfound.org
Mobile: 202 997 1234

Karen Brown
Email: kbrown@rockfound.org

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