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May 13, 2013
Happy 100th birthday, Rockefeller Foundation-- whose founding motto is dauntingly global and fittingly c. 1913: To promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.
"For the richest American family of their era, the goal was fittingly ambitious: 'To promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.' With that mission, underwritten by the vast wealth of John D. Rockefeller Sr., the Rockefeller Foundation was chartered 100 years ago in Albany, N.Y. For several decades, it was the dominant foundation in the United States, breaking precedent with its global outlook and helping pioneer a diligent, scientific approach to charity that became a model for the field." -- the Associated Press