Ben is a fourth generation Phoenician and graduate of Arizona State University with a BS in History. After six years as an investment advisor, Ben moved to the non-profit sector where he spent 10 years as Director of Development and Summer Programs Director at the Orme School near Mayer, Arizona. Prior to joining Powers Young & Company in 2000, Ben was the Director of Gift and Estate Planning for the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation.
Ben has successfully served non-profit organizations representing the arts, secondary and higher education, human services and healthcare. Ben has conducted numerous board development and strategic planning seminars, including those for the Sun Angel Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, DrugFree AZ, and the Arizona Chapter of the ALS Association.
Ben is immediate past president of the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was a founding member of the Arizona Leave a Legacy ® Initiative. He has served on the board of the Orme School of Arizona. He is a certified horse pack & trail guide, former desert mountain survival instructor and professional musician. He and his wife Joan live in Phoenix with their two children.