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Remark by David Rockefeller during the launching of the River Campus ceremony, 2014

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, former president of The Rockefeller University, on November 24th, 2014, announced two leadership pledges of $75 million each from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and David Rockefeller to launch a major extension of the University’s campus on the East River.

“Stavros Niarchos and David Rockefeller were close friends and legendary business partners for over half a century,” said Andreas C. Dracopoulos, great-nephew of the late Stavros Niarchos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “They did well together in the twentieth century, and now they’re joining forces again to do good in the twenty-first.


David Rockefeller, River Campus, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stavros Niarchos Foundation


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