John Kluge

John Kluge

John Kluge

Co-Founder, Alight Fund

John is a social entrepreneur, author, and researcher on the intersection of business and social impact. He is currently the Co-Founder and Partner at the Alight Fund, a for-profit investment fund that invests in refugee and host country entrepreneurs to grow small businesses in displacement-effected zones. Previously, he co-founded Toilet Hackers, a sanitation & hygiene social enterprise, as well as Eirene, an angel investment company for aging, sanitation, & peace-building. As an intrapreneur, John has piloted cross-sector programs and partnerships in cybersecurity, child safety, and food security at the EastWest Institute and at Rock and Wrap It Up. John currently serves as an appointed member of the Charlottesville Human Rights Commission, as a Director of the Founderie 47 Foundation, and as an Advisor to Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia. He is the co-author of the book, Charity & Philanthropy for Dummies (Wylie, 2013), the author of John Kluge: Stories (Columbia University Press, 2008) and is a contributor to Forbes and Conscious Company Magazine. John holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a 2017 MBA candidate at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. @klugesan

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