Edward F. Rover, President of the Dana Foundation, joined the Board of Directors of the Markle Foundation in June 2005. The Dana Foundation focuses on programs and grants related to brain science and immunology research, as well as arts education.
Mr. Rover, a prominent attorney, was a Senior Partner at White & Case until 2004. At White & Case, he led a broad tax practice, where he advised and represented many tax-exempt organizations and domestic and international companies. He also served as outside counsel to public charities and private foundations, including the Markle Foundation.
Mr. Rover was named president of the Dana Foundation in May 2000, after serving as one of its trustees since 1995. The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropy based in New York City.
Mr. Rover's philanthropic and civic involvements have been many and varied, spanning the fields of law, research science, and the arts. Among many other positions he has held, Mr. Rover has served as the Secretary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as Council member of the Harvard-Mahoney Neuroscience Institute at the Harvard Medical School, as well as a trustee of several organizations, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, the Rumsey Cartier Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.
Mr. Rover earned his B.A., egregia cum laude, from Fordham University in 1961, after studying at the Institut d'Etudes Politique in Paris in 1959. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1964.more » « less