PHILANTHROPIST Dr. Peggy Dulany Rockefeller, chair and founder of the Synergos Institute, will be in Manila for Knowledge Channel
’s “Lead the Change 2010” event on Feb. 17.
“Lead the Change 2010” is an evening of discussion for action to address the key drivers of poverty reduction: health, governance, population, environment, peace, and most importantly, basic education.
In a Forbes.com profile, Dulany Rockefeller, the fourth child of American banker and statesman David Rockefeller, was described as having “always wanted to fight poverty.” After getting a doctor- ate in education from Harvard’s Graduate school of Education, the Radclife honors graduate went on to run an alternative high school in Boston.
In the 1980s, Dulany Rockefeller formally started her career in social work and philanthropy through an organization founded by her father, the New York City partnership, which links corporations and government in “philanthropic projects like youth employment and low-income housing.”
Synergos “addresses global poverty and social injustice by supporting and connecting leaders so they can work in collaboration to change the systems that keep people in poverty.” since its founding in 1987, the New York-based group has worked with partners in more than 30 countries and regions.
Dulany Rockefeller was last in Manila when she led delegates of the Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) to visit the CSR projects of GPC member-families, including the Lopezes, in 2005. GPC is a program under Synergos that works with “leading philanthropic families from across the world committed to using their time, influence and resources to fight global poverty and social injustice.” It was cofounded in 2001 by Dulany Rockefeller and her father, who also is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller clan.
While in Manila, Dulany Rockefeller will meet with GPC member, the Lopez family, Synergos senior fellows and friends. she will also visit a school connected to Knowledge Channel and a relocation site of Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig
. on her last day in Manila, she will meet with participants of the Building Bridges Leadership Journey workshop.