Donald Henry Rumsfeld

Founder at Rumsfeld Foundation

Donald Henry Rumsfeld

Donald Henry Rumsfeld

Founder at Rumsfeld Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Ford-Rockefeller Transition Team
General Instrument Corporation
G.D. Searle & Co., Inc.

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4040

Primary Location

Taos, NM, United States

Number of Boards

26

Birthday

07/09/1932 - Evanston, IL, United States

Age

88

Number of Awards

4

Interests

Skiing

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Founder at Rumsfeld Foundation

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Market President, Greater Washington, D.C at Bank of America Corp.

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Executive Vice Chair at National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.

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Founder at Adirondack Capital Advisors LLC

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Neutral at JAMS, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at Rumsfeld Foundation

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President at Gilead Connecticut, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Ambassador at United States Department of State

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Venture Partner at Lux Capital Group LLC

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ABOUT BOARD OF TRUSTEES GRANTS CONTACT US Sign Up Enter your e-mail address to receive updates on the Rumsfeld Foundation Follow Us Twitter Facebook About the Rumsfeld Foundation PRINT THIS E-MAIL THIS ShareThis Mission The Foundation supports military charities, rewards leadership and public service at home, and encourages the growth of free political and free economic systems abroad. Through our work in four focus areas, we are committed to promoting self-sufficiency and dignity, liberty and leadership. History The Rumsfeld Foundation was established in 2007, building on the work of the Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation, established in 1985, which continues to support a wide range of charities from national parks and educational programs to cultural and health initiatives. Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld decided to create the Rumsfeld Foundation to focus their philanthropic efforts by encouraging public service in the United States and promoting free political and economic systems abroad. Over the past six years, the Foundation has granted over 115 fellowships for U.S. graduate students and young leaders from Central Asia, provided over $2.7 million in microfinance grants, and donated more than $1.4 million to charities for our troops, veterans, and military families. As the organization continues to mature and grow, we look forward to expanding our efforts and working toward a better future for years to come. - See more at: http://www.rumsfeldfoundation.org/about/#sthash.6soNdsWP.dpuf

Education
Attendee
Class of 1956

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

B.A. in Political Science
Class of 1954

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

National Academy of Public Administration provides evaluation, analysis and recommendation for public management, governance, policy and operational situations. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Founder and Member
Current
Career History
Senior Advisor to the President's Panel on Strategic Systems
1982 - 1984
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1990 - 1993

General Instrument (GI) was an electronics manufacturer based in Horsham, Pennsylvania specializing in semiconductors and cable television equipment. The company was active until 1997, when it split into General Semiconductor (power semiconductors) which was later acquired by Vishay Intertechnology in 2001, CommScope and NextLevel Systems (the cable and satellite TV division, which later reverted to GI name).

Chief Executive Officer
1977 - 1985

G.D. Searle & Company or just Searle was a company focusing on life sciences, specifically pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and animal health. Searle was founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1888. The founder was Gideon Daniel Searle. In 1908, the company was incorporated in Chicago. In 1941, the company established headquarters in Skokie, Illinois. It was acquired by the Monsanto Company in 1985. Pharmacia Corporation was created in April 2000 through the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn (itself the result of the merger of Pharmacia and Upjohn) with the Monsanto Company and its G.D. Searle unit. Pfizer acquired Pharmacia in 2003 and retired the Searle name.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1990 - 1993

General Instrument (GI) was an electronics manufacturer based in Horsham, Pennsylvania specializing in semiconductors and cable television equipment. The company was active until 1997, when it split into General Semiconductor (power semiconductors) which was later acquired by Vishay Intertechnology in 2001, CommScope and NextLevel Systems (the cable and satellite TV division, which later reverted to GI name).

Chairman
1988 - Prior

Since 1987, Gilead Sciences has worked to discover, develop and commercialize medications to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in areas of unmet medical need. In 25 years, Gilead has become a leading biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of 15 marketed products, a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and approximately 5,000 employees in offices across four continents. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, serious respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic conditions, cancer and inflammation

Chairman of International Advisory Board
Prior

Salomon Brothers, Wall Street investment bank, known as a bulge bracket company. Founded in 1910 by three brothers (Arthur, Herbert and Percy) along with a clerk named Ben Levy, it remained a partnership until the early 1980s, when it was acquired by the commodity trading firm Phibro Corporation and then became Salomon Inc.

President & Director
Current
Member, Board of Visitors
1988 - 1992

National Defense University is an educational institute that offers academic and research services to its students. The institute provides its students with centers for applied strategic learning, joint and strategic logistics, study of weapons and mass destruction, international security affairs, national security ethics, and war. Furthermore, it supports and publishes research books and articles conducted by its students. National Defense University was founded in 1976 and is based in Washington.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2016

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. Our Story Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service. Read our Congressional Charter » Our Values The National Park Foundation is founded on core values that reflect our commitment and connection to our national parks. Philanthropy: We believe private citizens, organizations and resources are critical to sustaining and enhancing America’s over 400 national parks and their programs. Stewardship: We believe the national parks are treasured resources that all Americans have a responsibility --and opportunity -- to appreciate, protect and support. Outreach: We believe that by engaging people across all ages, races and backgrounds, we will create and empower new generations of park supporters. Partnership: We believe in quality relationships and partnerships that provide -- and multiply -- direct positive benefits to the national parks. Commitment to the National Park Service: We believe in our partnership with the National Park Service, working together in support of a shared vision for our national parks. Vitality: We believe in innovative and sound investments and actions that build an efficient, effective and vibrant organization in support of our national parks. Accountability: We believe in carefully measuring and clearly communicating the use of private support to benefit our national parks

$5,000 - $10K
2016

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. With a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for more than 60 years. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures. See History and Mission. RAND's tradition of problem-solving continues to this day. Much of this research is carried out on behalf of public and private grantors and clients. Philanthropic dollars help support RAND's Investment in People and Ideas program, our vehicle for funding research inquiries into critical but often underappreciated policy areas and attracting the world's top talent to focus on these challenges. All RAND work—every publication, database, or major briefing—is held to rigorous and sometimes painstaking review processes. Such exacting standards are the foundation of RAND's impeccable reputation throughout the world. See Standards for High Quality Research and Analysis and RAND's Institutional Principles. RAND improves policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. At times, grantors or clients may ask RAND to deliver research without suggesting a specific course of action. At other times, RAND may provide a range of solutions with an analysis of advantages and disadvantages. On certain occasions, RAND may formulate or even support clear-cut policy recommendations. What remains constant is RAND's commitment to public service by communicating its findings to a wide audience. This is accomplished in many ways. They include announcements to media, testimony by experts at RAND (often to the U.S. Congress), and publications, many of which are available free on this Web site. See Newsroom, Congressional Resources, and Reports and Bookstore. RAND in the 21st century continues to address difficult challenges throughout the world. In many ways, RAND's future reflects its past: anticipating emerging issues; establishing new angles of inquiry; and mapping the territory for responses by government, business, and society. Commitment to these high standards will continue to define RAND's work in the years to come.

$1,000 - $2,499
2014

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. Our Story Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service. Read our Congressional Charter » Our Values The National Park Foundation is founded on core values that reflect our commitment and connection to our national parks. Philanthropy: We believe private citizens, organizations and resources are critical to sustaining and enhancing America’s over 400 national parks and their programs. Stewardship: We believe the national parks are treasured resources that all Americans have a responsibility --and opportunity -- to appreciate, protect and support. Outreach: We believe that by engaging people across all ages, races and backgrounds, we will create and empower new generations of park supporters. Partnership: We believe in quality relationships and partnerships that provide -- and multiply -- direct positive benefits to the national parks. Commitment to the National Park Service: We believe in our partnership with the National Park Service, working together in support of a shared vision for our national parks. Vitality: We believe in innovative and sound investments and actions that build an efficient, effective and vibrant organization in support of our national parks. Accountability: We believe in carefully measuring and clearly communicating the use of private support to benefit our national parks

Political Donations
$1,000
2014

Former Senator from Alabama

$2,600
2014

Senator at Office of the Senator from West Virginia, Shelley Capito

$2,600
2013

Senator at Office of the Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton

Advisors
Consultant

Founder at Laffer Tengler Investments, Inc.

Advisor

Senior Vice President, Government Relations & External Affairs at USO, Inc.

Advisor

Founder at Protect America Today

Awards & Honors
2005
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
1984
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College - General George C. Marshall Award
1977
Government of the United States of America - Presidential Medal of Freedom
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