Justin Rockefeller

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Justin Rockefeller
Born Justin Aldrich Rockefeller
(1979-07-12) July 12, 1979 (age 37)
West Virginia, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Venture capitalist
Spouse(s) Indré Vengris (m. 2006)
Parent(s) Jay Rockefeller
Sharon Percy Rockefeller

Justin Aldrich Rockefeller (born July 12, 1979)[1] is an American venture capitalist and political activist and a fifth-generation member of the prominent Rockefeller family.

Life and work[edit]

Justin Aldrich Rockefeller was born on July 12, 1979 in West Virginia. He is the youngest son of former West Virginia senator, Jay Rockefeller (b. 1937), and his wife, Sharon Percy Rockefeller (b. 1944). Rockefeller's maternal grandfather was former U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy (1919—2011) while his paternal grandparents were Blanchette Ferry Hooker (1909—1992) and John D. Rockefeller III (1906—1978), the eldest son of philanthropists John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.[2]

In 2002, Rockefeller graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University.[3]

Career[edit]

At age 25, Rockefeller co-founded Generation Engage, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that used grassroots activism and technology to help politicians and community college students engage with one another. In January 2010, GenerationEngage merged with a similar nonprofit, Mobilize.org.[4]

In 2009, he became a principal with Richmond Management, a global venture capital firm.[5]

Rockefeller is the global director of family offices and foundations at Addepar,[3] a company that writes software to aggregate and analyze financial data.[6] He serves on the Board of Trustees of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Richmond Sustainability Foundation and Mobilize.org.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Rockefeller,[8] who lives in New York, New York, married to Indré Vengris, a dancer[9][10][11] and fashion executive.[12][13]

Awards[edit]

In 2008, Rockefeller was an honoree of the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative, the city of Marshfield, Missouri's highest honor. He has also received a 2009 Ashoka “Entrepreneur for the Good and Close Co-Venturer” award, the 2009 TEAK Fellowship [14] Volunteer of the Year Award, a 2008 New Leaders Council [15] Forty Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award, and the 2007 Common Cause Andrew Heiskell Youth Democracy in Action Award. He also served as a member of the National Leadership Council for GLSEN, the national advocacy organization for safe schools and anti-bullying.[6][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visions and Revisions Page 3 Worth". Worth. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2008-08-08. )
  2. ^ Hallemann, Caroline (11 May 2016). "What It's Like to be a Rockefeller in 2016". Town & Country. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Global Conference 2016 Speaker: Justin Rockefeller". milkeninstitute.org. Milken Institute. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Mobilize.org and Generation Engage: A Match Made by Millennials
  5. ^ Richmond Management
  6. ^ a b "Justin Rockefeller". rbf.org. Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Mobilize.org
  8. ^ "SEN. ROCKEFELLER, WIFE ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE OF JUSTIN ROCKEFELLER TO INDRÉ VENGRIS". US Fed News Service, Including US State News. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Rush, George; Rush, Joanna; Piazza, Molloy Jo; Rovzar, Chris (May 15, 2006). "WITH WAR STILL ON, HOLLYWOOD LOOKS TO START SHOOTING". NY Daily News. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Sulcas, Roslyn (8 December 2007). "The Chamber Dance Project - Dance - Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  11. ^ Macaulay, Alastair (13 October 2008). "Couples: Balanchine on the Man-Woman Thing, at Kennedy Center". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Bray, Sarah (10 February 2014). "Inside The Home Of Moda Operandi's Indre Rockefeller". ELLE Decor. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  13. ^ Halberg, Morgan (12 August 2016). "Justin and Indre Rockefeller Part Ways With Eclectic Park Avenue Home". The Observer. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  14. ^ TEAK Fellowship
  15. ^ New Leaders Council
  16. ^ "Shaping Our Future: Young Philanthropists Coming of Age" (PDF). philanthropy.org. Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Retrieved 21 March 2017.