Judith Rodin


Judith Rodin is the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania, and provost of Yale University. She was the first woman named to lead an Ivy League Institution and is the first woman to serve as the Rockefeller Foundation’s president in its nearly 100-year history. Dr. Rodin is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 12 books and has received 18 honorary degrees and serves as a member of the board for several leading corporations and non-profits.

Latest Articles

Engineering the next 100 years of resilient infrastructure
29 Apr 2015

There are plenty of opportunities for the global community to build with sustainability and resilience in mind. We can get it right and reap the daily benefits, or we can get it horribly wrong, and spend billions on the next round of relief and recovery. The choice is ours. An exclusive commentary from Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation.

Metrics to evaluate your impact investments
6 May 2014

How can social investors see how their money is being put to work and what impact it’s making? Here are a few tips included in a new book by Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin and Senior Associate Director Margot Brandenburg, of which Devex gives you a sneak peek.

A century of health innovation
12 Apr 2013

One hundred years ago, we decided to focus on eliminating the “supreme ill of human life,” writes Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin. Today, the global health community has much to celebrate, and many accomplishments yet to achieve.