Rockefeller

  • David Rockefeller at 100: A life of service and philanthropy

    David Rockefeller at 100: A life of service and philanthropy

    David Rockefeller’s belief that individuals and nations with great wealth and power have a moral obligation to improve the world and the lives of people was honed by the example of his grandfather and father, his mentors in graduate school, his war experience, his international travels and his work experience at Chase National Bank. And

  • Rockefeller reflects on 100 remarkable years

    Rockefeller reflects on 100 remarkable years video

    MOUNT DESERT — Seal Harbor summer resident David Rockefeller Sr., one of the most influential Americans of the past century in the realms of finance, philanthropy and international relations, turns 100 June 12. With a net worth of $3.2 billion, according to “Forbes” magazine, he is the world’s oldest billionaire. On May 22, Rockefeller announced

  • Scenes from around Little Long Pond

    Scenes from around Little Long Pond gallery

    The land David Rockefeller is donating around Little Long Pond in Seal Harbor includes 1,000 acres of meadows, forests, streams and trails that have been kept open to the public.

  • Rockefellers a force in conservation

    Rockefellers a force in conservation

    The announcement May 22 of David Rockefeller Sr.’s gift of 1,000 acres of land around Little Long Pond in Seal Harbor to the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve is only the latest example of the entire Rockefeller family’s continued dedication to supporting land conservation and related causes. His father, John D. Rockefeller Jr., donated

  • Preserve is quiet force

    Preserve is quiet force

    Not unlike the work of bees in a garden, people are seldom aware of the efforts of the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve, although the results of their labors bloom spectacularly front and center every year. The mission of the Land and Garden Preserve is “to preserve, for public enjoyment, the aesthetic and spiritual

  • Rockefeller saw service in World War II

    Much to David Rockefeller’s surprise, his mother, a pacifist, told him that the United States had to be involved in World War II to protect “our way of life, and that men who were eligible ought to do their duty by enlisting.” After discussing with his wife what he called an “unsettling conversation” with his

  • Meet the beetles: A collector’s lifelong passion

    Meet the beetles: A collector’s lifelong passion

    David Rockefeller Sr. might be best known as a philanthropist, but few know that as an amateur entomologist, he has amassed a large and important collection of beetles, which someday will become part of the collection at his alma mater, Harvard University. Brian Farrell, a professor of organistic and environmental biology at Harvard, said he

  • ‘Greenrock’ keeps properties in top shape

    ‘Greenrock’ keeps properties in top shape

    David Rockefeller is one of the largest private employers in Mount Desert, with about 20 year-round and 15 seasonal workers who take care of all his properties, many of which are in Seal Harbor. The crew is known as Greenrock, but Greenrock isn’t any type of formal entity. It is just a group of people