Paul Sullivan reports on the Rockefeller legacy of giving.

In his lifetime, Mr. Rockefeller gave away an estimated $2 billion to organizations, from Harvard and Rockefeller Universities to a “Living Pyramid” made of wild grass and flowers in Queens. “No individual has contributed more to the commercial and civic life of New York City over a longer period of time than David Rockefeller,” Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, said in a statement.

Few families, of course, are as wealthy as the Rockefellers. But their example offers lessons for families without famous last names, philanthropic resources and numerous plaques in their honor. One of the top lessons is a sense of gratitude.

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Posted by Jacqueline Groccia, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.