CEO Column

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Friend,   Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – gathering with family and friends, (over)eating delicious food, and celebrating our common unity together.   Like for so many …

A Message From Our New CEO

Dear Friend,   Last week, I started a new era at Isles, becoming our second CEO.    For forty years, Marty Johnson led Isles with a unique vision and personal …

John Lewis

I will always remember the talk I had with John Lewis eight years ago. Our Congressman, Rush Holt had brought him to Trenton, where he gave a thoughtful civil rights address …

Reflecting on 39 years

On this very day 39 years ago, a fellow student and I borrowed a car from a Princeton classmate and drove to Trenton to officially incorporate Isles, a new kind …

A Message from the CEO

Dear Friend, First, we hope that this message finds you healthy and safe. These are unusual times– to say the least! We take pride in Isles’ culture. It pushes us …

January 2020 Update

To keep Isles’ friends in the loop regarding my transition, here is an update.  A national search and consulting firm, Raffa-Marcum from Washington D.C. is supporting Isles’ CEO Search Committee.  …

On the Passing of Paul Volcker

Yesterday, a generation’s torch was extinguished. Paul Volcker is being remembered as courageous in the face of awesome pressures. He was a smart, badass, fair-minded financier. Those attributes ring true, …

2019 Year End Appeal

Dear Friend, Years before the term “sustainable development” was coined, we created Isles to foster it where it was needed most.  How?  By providing tools, ideas and organizing help to …

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Friend,   Last Saturday, Isles’ Legacy Celebration brought over 300 people to our new Social Profit Center for a big party.  Folks from all walks of my life turned out.  …

September 2019 Update

For 5 years, I’ve been half-time at Isles, and half-time faculty, teaching Social Entrepreneurship, and sharing Isles’ lessons with Princeton students – next generation leaders. In my absence, COO John …