Project Description

Ben Klasky | President and CEO | Islandwood

Ben Klasky is the President and CEO of IslandWood, an innovative nonprofit organization that introduces thousands of low-income children to the outdoors each year.  IslandWood is working to expand its programs throughout Washington State and onto the national stage.   Ben is committed to serving at-risk youth, having led nature outings for children from Harlem and Chinatown in New York, and having taught in an under-resourced Louisiana school district through Teach For America.  He is the co-founder of Camp Galileo – the largest set of day camps in Northern California.  He serves as the Board Treasurer for the region’s NPR affiliate – KUOW.  And, he teaches a graduate course on Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.  Ben holds an MBA and a Masters in Education at Stanford University.  He spends much of his free time working to restore a cabin with his wife on Puget Sound, and chasing after his two young boys