William Berkeley

General Information

Experience

President - Elderhostel , Inc.

Education

BA - English Literature , Yale

MAPhillips Andover Academy

Masters - Education , Harvard University

Affiliations

Honorary Trustee - Solebury School

Board Member - Experience Corps

Board Member - Infield Design

Board Member - Civic Ventures

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Experience Corps | Board

William Berkeley, founding director of Elderhostel
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.

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Civic Ventures :: Board of Directors

William Berkeley, President (retired), ElderhostelWilliam 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 ^

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William Berkeley William Berkeley, Chair EmeritusPresident Elderhostel (retired) William BerkeleyHome > About Us > Board of Directors > William Berkeley William BerkeleyRetired President, Elderhostel 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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