POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Steven Clark Rockefeller!
Steven Clark Rockefeller, a long time Pound Ridge resident, turns 78 on Saturday.
Rockefeller, a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family and a former dean of Middlebury College, was born April 19, 1936. He is a philanthropist, who focuses on education, Planned Parenthood, human rights and environmental causes. He is a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council and an advisory trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He has also served as a director of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. He is the second-oldest son of former United States Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and his first wife, Mary Rockefeller.
He coordinated the drafting of the Earth Charter for the Earth Charter Commission and Earth Council. In 2005, he moderated the international launch of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) (2005–14) in its headquarters in New York, launched by UNESCO and attended by Nane Annan, the wife of Secretary General Kofi Annan. He is Co-Chair of Earth Charter International Council and has written numerous essays on the Earth Charter, available at the Earth Charter website.