New York, March 20, 2017—Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) express their deepest sadness over the death of their founder and Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller. A true statesman, David Rockefeller promoted democracy, open markets, and the rule of law in the Western Hemisphere and beyond, leaving behind a legacy that will long outlive him.
"We are profoundly saddened by the loss of our founder and a friend to many of us, David Rockefeller. He was an internationalist whose vision for a more interconnected world led him to inspire deepened understanding and integration across borders and cultures. David was a force of nature, and will continue to drive the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in our mission and work," said AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal.
"David Rockefeller was an inspiration to us all. As Honorary Chairman and founder of Americas Society and the Council of the Americas he worked tirelessly over half a century to promote better relations and understanding among all of the countries of the Americas," said AS/COA Chairman Andrés Gluski.
David Rockefeller founded Americas Society and Council of the Americas in 1965 to promote closer inter-American cooperation, both on a business and cultural level, as well as stronger dialogue between the public and private sectors. He served as Chairman from 1981 through 1992 and as Honorary Chairman until his passing.
Americas Society and Council of the Americas offer their sincerest condolences to the family of David Rockefeller.
In memory of our founder, we look at some of the philanthropist's
historic moments with the organizations.