Rhoda Haas Goldman
Rhoda Haas Goldman
|Died||February 17, 1996 (aged 72)|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley|
|Known for||Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund|
|Children||John D. Goldman|
Douglas E. Goldman
Susan R. Gelman
Richard Goldman (deceased)
Walter A. Haas
|Family|| David Stern (grandfather)|
Daniel S. Goldman (grandson)
Simon Koshland (great-grandfather)
Rhoda Haas Goldman (1924 – February 17, 1996) was an American billionaire philanthropist in San Francisco, California.
She was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and, in 1946, she married fellow Berkeley alumnus Richard Goldman. In 1951, the couple founded the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, a foundation that has donated over $680 million to various organizations.
The Goldman School of Public Policy at Berkeley is named after the Goldmans.
She served as president of the San Francisco Symphony, chairwoman of San Francisco's Memorial to the Six Million Victims of the Holocaust, director of the Mount Zion Health System, president of the Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, and president of Congregation Emanu-El, the city's largest reform Jewish synagogue.
She was a major supporter of environmental causes and San Francisco arts organizations and a co-founder with her husband of the Goldman Environment Prize in 1990.
She had four children with her husband: John D. Goldman, Douglas E. Goldman, Susan R. Gelman, and Richard Goldman (deceased). Her grandson, son of Richard, is attorney Daniel S. Goldman. Funeral services were held at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.
- Moore, Teresa (February 19, 1996). "Rhoda Haas Goldman, Philanthropist, Dies at 71". San Francisco Chronicle.
- New York Times: "Rhoda H. Goldman, Civic Benefactor, 71" February 20, 1996
- "Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund". Retrieved 6 January 2011.
- Jewish Telegraph Agency: "Philanthropist Richard Goldman dies at 90" By Ami Eden November 30, 2010
- "Daniel Goldman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. November 2019.