Our Foundations:

Public Policy


Welcome to The Rodel Foundations, a group of public and private foundations primarily dedicated to improving primary and secondary public education in the United States. Three public charities comprise Rodel: the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Delaware, the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona and the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Key West. Rodel also founded and funds ThinkAZ, the Arizona Center for Public Policy. To learn more please visit the home sites of our organizations by selecting the links on this page.

A Brief History

The Rodel Foundations were created in 1999 when Rodel Inc. was purchased by Rohm and Haas Company, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rodel Inc. was founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1969 and expanded with operations in Arizona in 1973. The company has evolved into a global leader in precision surface technologies serving the semiconductor and other industries worldwide.

As a way of giving back to the communities that supported the success of Rodel Inc., the Foundations' primary objective is to help improve the public education systems in Delaware and Arizona so that they are widely recognized as two of the best in the country by 2020.