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William Berkeley

Executive Director

Commission on Educational Issues

Commission on Educational Issues

Background Information

Employment History

Chairman
Civic Ventures

Founding Director
Elderhostel , Inc.

Chair Emeritus, President
Elderhostel , Inc.

Founder and President
Elderhostel , Inc.


United States Army

Affiliations

Board Member
Civic Ventures

Board Member
Experience Corps

Education

BA
English Literature
Yale

Masters
Education
Harvard University

Web References (17 Total References)


Experience Corps | Board

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William Berkeley, founding director of Elderhostel

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William Berkeley Bill was the founding Chairman of the Civic Ventures Board of Directors (1998-2004), and the founding President of Elderhostel (1978-1997). Bill grew Elderhostel, an international nonprofit which provided education vacation experiences for older adults, to serve over 300,000 older adults in programs in every state and in over 50 different countries. When he left Elderhostel, the organization had a budget of $125 million. Earlier in his career, Bill served as President of the national nonprofit A Better Chance and as founding Executive Director of the Commission on Educational Issues in Newton, MA. He has also been active as an administrator and a board member at the Solebury School in New Hope, PA for more than half his life. He has a BA in English Literature from Yale, and holds a Masters in Education from Harvard University.


Civic Ventures :: Board of Directors

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William Berkeley, President (retired), Elderhostel

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William Berkeley was appointed Founding President of Elderhostel, a nonprofit organization that provides short-term, educational experiences for older adult students.Following his appointment in 1978, Elderhostel was quickly transformed from a small experimental program in New England, enrolling a few hundred students a year, into a major international organization with more than 300,000 students generating more than $130 million in tuition a year.The organization also had become an influential presence in society, contributing significantly to the change in public perception of older adults from one of poor health, frailty, and dependence to one of physical vigor, self-confidence, and independence.At the time of Berkeley's retirement in 1997, Elderhostel offered courses in all 50 states, Canada, and 70 different countries.Previously, Berkeley began at A Better Chance (ABC) in 1965 and was appointed President two years later.In 1975 he became Executive Director of the Commission on Educational Issues, a foundation-funded effort to develop projects on which both public and private secondary schools could work cooperatively.He has a B.A. in English literature from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.He is currently an active volunteer and serves on a number of nonprofit boards of directors.TOP ^


Elderhostel

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William Berkeley is currently Chairman of the Board of Civic Ventures after serving almost 20 years as the founding President of Elderhostel, a non-profit organization providing educational and travel/learning experiences to older adult students.Mr. Berkeley was previously President of A Better Chance (ABC) where he developed a program to identify and help prepare and provide scholarships to academically challenged, disadvantaged minority students for enrollment in prestigious public and private secondary schools.He is currently an active volunteer on a number of non-profit boards of directors.

We have been discussing older adult community from our end of the telescope - how we would like to focus the potential we have found for senior service, education, and intergenerational activity.Most of the opportunities we have identified are in the seminal stage, and first require a radical change in our cultural point of view.
What Bud has mapped for us though, is a stunning preview of that paradigm shift.The fact that this presentation comes at the end of our day's discussion allows us to evaluate whether our thinking and our individual organizations are on the right track.We need to test whether our combined information and resources are applicable in the New World order.


Road Scholar: The History of Elderhostel, Inc. and Road Scholar

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Bill Berkeley is chosen as the first president and is joined by Mike Zoob and Jerry Foster as the first administrators.

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1997: Elderhostel president Bill Berkeley retires.


William Berkeley ...

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William Berkeley

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William Berkeley, Chair Emeritus
President
Elderhostel (retired)
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William Berkeley
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William Berkeley
Retired President, Elderhostel
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Civic Ventures board member William Berkeley was appointed founding president in 1978 of Elderhostel, a non-profit organization that provides short-term, educational experiences for older adult students.
Elderhostel was quickly transformed from a small experimental program in New England, enrolling a few hundred students a year, into a major international organization with more than 300,000 students annually, generating more than $130 million in tuition a year.At the time of his retirement in 1997, courses were offered in all 50 states, Canada, and 70 different countries.Elderhostel had become an influential presence in society, contributing significantly to the change in public perception of older adults from one of poor health, frailty and dependence to one of physical vigor, self-confidence, and independence.
Previously, Berkeley began at A Better Chance (ABC) in 1965 and was appointed President two years later.
In 1975 Berkeley became Executive Director of the Commission on Educational Issues, a foundation-funded effort to develop projects on which both public and private secondary schools could work co-operatively.
He has a B.A. in English literature from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea.
He is currently an active volunteer and serves on a number of nonprofit boards of directors.

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