As a private family foundation rooted in the Rockefeller tradition of philanthropy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) believes they should take the long view, experiment and take risks, share their learning, and leverage all their resources for the common good. Through grantmaking, convening, mission-aligned investing, and leadership, the RBF supports the people and organizations, building lasting solutions to the challenges facing today’s increasingly interdependent world. Over more than 80 years, three successive generations of Rockefeller family members have provided exceptional leadership to ensure that the RBF remains dedicated to the philanthropic ideals of the Rockefeller family.
LIF had the privilege to meet with Ms. Shenyu G. Belsky, Program Director for the China portion of the RBF’s Pivotal Place Program since 2005. Her work addresses challenges at the nexus of climate, environment, and human health, including improving environmental and climate governance, air quality, energy transition, green finance, food systems, and philanthropic leadership.
Reflecting on existing programs and resources, Ms. Shenyu hopes to expand RBF’s connection with like-minded foundations and philanthropists globally to identify innovative and sustainable solutions in addressing social challenges that will create a multiplier effect, resulting in a magnified impact. LIF looks forward to joining hands with RBF shortly through various ways to achieve an optimal outcome beyond one’s potential for the common good.
The book showcases how the participants challenged their limits and conquered the World Marathon Challenge and North Pole Marathon to inspire people to challenge their own limits and pursue their dreams boldly.
The book tells the stories behind the event which saw the largest number of people in history running 1045km round Taiwan in 19 days.