President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Melissa Berman is the founding president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, whose mission is to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world. She has led Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors since its inception, building it into one of the leading philanthropic advisory, grantmaking, research, and project management services. Under her leadership, RPA developed and published the Philanthropy Roadmap series of donor guides with support from the Gates Foundation. Berman developed and leads RPA’s research initiative, The Theory of the Foundation, and is the author of multiple reports in that initiative.