Philanthropist, Dog Breeder, Author. Ethel Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge was born in New York, the youngest child of Standard Oil tycoon William Rockefeller and his wife, Almira Geraldine Goodsell. She was the niece of John D. Rockefeller, the industrialist and philanthropist. She founded the Essex and Morris Dog Shows, and the St. Hubert's Giralda animal shelter. Geraldine Dodge also was active as a judge at dog shows throughout America and Europe. In 1933 she had the distinction of being the first woman to judge Best of Show for the Westminster Kennel Club. In addition to her involvement with animals, she also wrote two books. One was on the Cocker Spaniel and the other the German Shepherd. Upon her death, her estate of $85 million was incorporated to establish the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which is devoted to encouraging arts and preventing animal cruelty. Every other year, on the even-numbered years, the foundation sponsors the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, which is thought to be the largest poetry event in the United States. She married her husband, Marcellus Hartley Dodge Sr. in 1907. He was the president of the Remington Arms Company--a manufacturer of rifles and firearms.