John Kluge is combining
entrepreneurship and philanthropy to drive radical change in
education, sanitation, aging, games for good and media.
As Co-Creator and Managing Partner of Eirėne (www.eirene.com), is
building for-profit, for-purpose ventures taking on billion-person
plus problems. Eirene deploys visionary, long term capital through a
tribe of family stewards, operators, & investors in order to create
a more peaceful and prosperous world.
He is also Resident Fellow at the EastWest Institute (www.ewi.info),
an international, non-partisan, non-profit policy organization,
who's mission is to devise innovative solutions to pressing global
Prior to founding Eirene, John was the Projects Coordinator and
Legislative Liaison for Rock and Wrap It Up!, an anti-poverty think
tank, where he piloted a federal food recovery program at the
Library of Congress, and spearheaded the drafting and lobbying
efforts of the Federal Food Donation Act of 2008, improving the food
security of 36 million underserved people in the United States.
John holds a B.A. from Columbia University and he serves on a number
of non-profit and for profit boards, including UNICEF, Sheba
International, Fonderie47, and award-winning special effects and
animation company Digital Domain.
He is the author of the book John Kluge: Stories, published by
Columbia University Press.