May 5, 2017
As China has developed into an industrial powerhouse, so, too, has its philanthropic sector expanded. In 2016 the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RFB) launched a fellowship program to honor the memory and interests of its former board chair, Dr. Richard Rockefeller, and to promote strategic philanthropy in China. Each year, the Richard Rockefeller Fellowship offers two young professionals who are committed to the growth of Chinese philanthropy the opportunity to study and work out of RFB’s New York office for six months. In addition to focusing on their own projects, the fellows meet and exchange ideas and experiences with Americans in the philanthropic sector.
On March 27, 2017 in New York City, National Committee Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman interviewed the inaugural Richard Rockefeller Fellows, Jasmine Lau, cofounder and executive director of Philanthropy in Motion, and Tong Ning, director of the China Philanthropy Research Institute’s Center for Teaching Management, about their work, their reflections on American philanthropy, and the future of China’s philanthropic sector.