Douglas Bauer

Senior Vice President,
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Doug Bauer leads Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Strategic Initiatives Team. Prior to joining Rockefeller in March 2002, he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and President of the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, the firm’s charitable giving vehicle. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Bauer was Director of Community Partnership at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Executive Director of the SmithKline Beecham Foundation, where he focused on community-based health care around the world. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Bauer was a Program Officer for Culture at the Pew Charitable Trusts where he directed two programs supporting arts organizations. And from 1988 to 1992, he managed the Scott Paper Company Foundation. Mr. Bauer’s opinions and ideas on philanthropy have been featured in the Associated Press, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Contribute, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Post and on CNBC. He also co-authored, with Steve Godeke, Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear: Mission-Related Investing, A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees. Mr. Bauer chairs the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the Support Center of Nonprofit Management and serves on boards or committees for the Carbon Disclosure Project, Children’s Health Fund and New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG). He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches a course and seminars on philanthropy. Mr. Bauer is a graduate of Michigan State University. He also holds a MS from the University of Pennsylvania and a MJ from Temple University.