Ben Goldhirsh


Ben Goldhirsh is at the forefront of young social entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact on the world through their innovative efforts.

Originally from Boston, Ben moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Brown University with the intention of creating films that mattered. Aided by a substantial inheritance (and a refreshing, unentitled attitude), he started Reason Films, which focused on documentaries. Within a short time, he began to focus more broadly on how to promote positive change.

Thanks to the Goldhirsh Foundation, which had been established by his father, a scientist and entrepreneur, Ben had the ability to donate funds to socially entrepreneurial initiatives.

He also saw that there were lots of young people who shared his passion for affecting social change, so started GOOD Magazine, to forge and mobilize this community. GOOD has become a community of people, NGOs and corporations committed to pushing our world forward.

Active in both regional and international philanthropic endeavors, Ben serves on the Boards of Directors of Millennium Promise, an organization guided by the UN’s Millennium Development goals to end extreme global poverty by 2025; the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship; and City Year Los Angeles. In addition, Ben serves on the Advisory Board of the Resnick Institute for Sustainability at Caltech.

Ben Goldhirsh