The Rockefeller Family Fund is profoundly sad to announce the death of its former beloved president, David W. Kaiser. David was president from 2015 to 2019 and served as a trustee of the Family Fund for twenty-two years.
Lee Wasserman, the Rockefeller Family Fund’s director, issued the following statement:
“David was always restless about how society treated people unfairly and how painfully slow we were to address these injustices. He felt a deep responsibility and urgency to use his position to address problems directly, even if it meant taking on powerful corporations or governments. David had an enormous, brave heart, was a brilliant communicator, and demonstrated a willingness to take bold, strategic risks. He was a gentle, supportive soul, and a dear friend. His legacy of good works will light our way toward a more just and ecologically vibrant world for decades to come.”
You can learn more about David’s remarkable life in this New York Times obituary.